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OSHA Issues Three Draft PSM Guidelines

Prepared for the Katten Safety Advisory Group
Advisory | September 9, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") recently released three new draft guidance documents regarding compliance with the Process Safety Management ("PSM") standard.  The guidelines provide compliance advice for the following types of employers:

  • Explosives and Pyrotechnic Manufacturers,
  • Storage Facilities, and
  • Small Business Facilities.

According to OSHA, "[t]hese guidance documents are products of…Executive Order 13650: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security."  As noted in the executive order working group's final report to the President, one of the action items identified by the working group was to develop guidance and outreach programs to help industry understand process safety and security requirements....

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