OSHA / EPA Process Safety Updates: One-Day Seminar
In August 2022 OSHA and the EPA proposed updates to their respective process safety standards. This on-site, one-day seminar provides an overview of the proposed1 updates.
The seminar is organized into the following four sections.
Section 1 — Background
In this section we provide a brief overview of how and why the process safety/risk management program standards were developed thirty years ago, including the creation of the Chemical Safety Board. We discuss why OSHA and the EPA are proposing changes to their Process Safety Management and Risk Management Programs., including the impact of findings from Chemical Safety Board investigations. We will also review some of the public comments that were submitted to each agency.
Section 2 — The OSHA Proposed Updates
OSHA has proposed a total of 24 specific updates. They are listed at here.
We will systematically work through each of these proposed updates. We will discuss what OSHA seems to be looking for, the level of effort that each update calls for, and how a company’s current compliance work may have to be modified.
Section 3 — The EPA Proposed Updates
We repeat the above process for the changes that the EPA is proposing. The two standards have a lot in common, but there are differences.
Section 4 — Implementation
In the final section we will consider how to implement the proposed changes.
Each attendee will receive a copy of the book The OSHA Process Safety Standard — The 30-Year Update.
Seminar leader: Ian Sutton
Number of Attendees: 10 maximum
Location: Client site. (The seminar can also be presented on-line.)
Length: 8 hours (with breaks)
Cost: $2,500 (U.S. dollars) lump sum, plus travel and incidental expenses
To learn more about this seminar please send a message to us at https://iansutton.com/contact-sutton-technical-books. Thank you.
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We stress the word proposed. Both agencies have closed the public comment period, but neither has finalized their changes. Nor have they announced a release date.