Items Tagged with 'Process safety management'

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refinery --Nov13

OSHA clarifies PSM enforcement, adopts EPA test

Washington – OSHA has adopted a chemical concentration test similar to that of the Environmental Protection Agency to determine whether a chemical is at or above the threshold quantity listed under the Process Safety Management Standard.
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CSB

CSB: Reform PSM regulations now to prevent future disasters

Washington – On the 30th anniversary of an industrial toxic gas release that killed tens of thousands of people in India, the Chemical Safety Board called on the United States to reform state and federal regulations to reduce the risk of other disasters occurring.
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West Fertilizer --Oct13

West, TX, fertilizer blast was preventable, CSB says

West, TX – The 2013 deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, TX, was preventable and occurred because the company and federal, state and local agencies failed to identify and correct hazards, Chemical Safety Board Chair Rafael Moure-Eraso said April 22.
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PSM

The future of PSM

For the first time in 20 years, OSHA is taking a serious look at its Process Safety Management Standard
Amid recent industrial catastrophes, OSHA is considering revisions to its 20-year-old Process Safety Management Standard. What changes is the agency considering? Stakeholders weigh in.
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