OSHA’s Expanding Reach

A recent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission ruling could have wide implications for companies dealing with highly hazardous chemicals, likely expanding the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s reach.

Clients in oil and gas and manufacturing could be affected by what many deem as OSHA’s expansion of what is included in the process when it comes to handling highly hazardous chemicals. Any facility that has highly hazardous chemicals needs to pay attention to this matter.

What’s troubling for businesses such as refineries is that the decision put a refinery out of compliance without the refinery even knowing that OSHA would expand PSM to utilities unrelated to the chemicals used in other processes. This creates a catch-22 situation without providing notice in a manner to let companies know what is expected of them.

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Reliant Safety Solutions offers both customized and standard safety training for oil and gas workplaces. Our safety training services include OSHA 10-hour and OSHA 30-hour training programs for the oil and gas industry. For questions or concerns regarding how this ruling could affect your business or if you’d like to get safety training for your business, contact us here.

Sources: https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20190410/NEWS08/912327792/Decision-on-deadly-oil-refinery-blast-seen-expanding-chemical-process-standard



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