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OSHA, EPA need to revise ammonium nitrate regulations, GAO says

Washington – OSHA and the Environmental Protection Agency should revise ammonium nitrate regulations to provide better oversight of facilities that use the chemical compound, which has been involved in several major incidents over the past century, according to a Government Accountability report released May 19.
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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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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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