Process Safety Blog

Upcoming HazCom Deadline and its Impact on RMP and PSM Compliance

April 4, 2016

In March 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised the Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200, to align it with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), Revision 3. The revision to the HazCom Standard built on the existing standard, by requiring chemical manufacturers and importers […]

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USEPA Released Proposed Revisions to RMP Regulation (40 CFR Part 68)

March 2, 2016

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released a pre-publication of the proposed Risk Management Program (RMP) rule changes last week to be published in the Federal Register. Comments are due 60 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register. A public meeting is planned for March 29, 2016. The proposed revisions and […]

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Independent Protection Layers…Will they work when needed?

February 19, 2016

Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) has become an important tool used in industry, often in conjunction with a Process Hazard Analysis (PHA). It is used to evaluate high severity or high risk consequences with additional rigor of review to assess that safeguards and systems are adequately in place to meet the company’s risk tolerance requirements. […]

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