As a result of perceived poor industry process safety performance over the past decade, and due to recent notable accidents (West, TX and Richmond, CA), the White House issued Executive Order 13650 - Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security on August 1, 2013. The EO set up an OSHA/EPA/DHS Working Group to develop action plans over the next six months.
OSHA has initiated a new Process Safety Management (PSM) rulemaking effort, starting with a Request for Information (RFI) published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2013. This RFI is requesting input from all stakeholders on ideas to improve the PSM standard.
ABS Group has a number of resources available on this executive order and possible PSM changes, including:
We have just launched a webinar series dedicated to this topic, and, we will hold a second introductory presentation of Executive Order 13650 for those who missed it last month. This webinar will also overview OSHA’s new PSM Request for Information (RFI), which kicks off its rulemaking effort to modernize the PSM Standard (29 CFR 1910.119), published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2013.
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