Items Tagged with 'Process Safety Management Standard'


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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David Michaels testifies

Michaels: PSM update years away, stronger penalties needed

Washington – OSHA lacks a “credible deterrent” to ensure chemical facilities operate safely, and an update to the agency’s Process Safety Management Standard is years away, OSHA administrator David Michaels said during a Senate committee hearing Dec. 11.
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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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