Hydrocarbon Processing Copying and distributing are prohibited without permission of the publisher

Surviving and thriving in era of enhanced OSHA PSM audits

11.01.2012  |  Reese, C.,  SSOE Group, Midland, MichiganTaylor, B.,  Midland Engineering, Midland, Michigan

The US agency is developing special emphasis programs to target specific industries, notably refining and chemicals, with owners facing rigid inspections and stiffer fines.

Keywords: [Process safety information] [PSI] [process hazard analysis] [PHA] [mechanical integrity] [MI] [management of change] [MOC] [OSHA]

Over the past two decades, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has put in place regulatory programs to protect the safety of workers in industrial plants. One such program is the process safety management (PSM) standard, which contains requirements for preventing or minimizing the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic, reactive, flammable or explosive chemicals. More recently, OSHA has developed special emphasis programs to target specific industries, notably the petroleum refining and chemical industries, and enhanced its auditing processes and inspection priorities. Result: Owners are facing tougher inspections and stiffer fines. Here are some insights into what this means for owners, managers and operators today.

To continue reading please, log in to hydrocarbonprocessing.com.

Subscribe now for premium access and unlimited access to the site, including archived articles and the process handbooks.  Start a free trial to gain access to articles from the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing. 

Already have an account?


Subscribe today and gain unlimited and immediate access to the site. Plus, you'll receive the next 12 issues of the magazine in your choice of print or digital format. Start your subscription today.

Free trial

Start a free trial and gain immediate access to the current issue of the magazine plus additional, select content.

30 Day Trial

Related articles


Sign-up for the Free Daily HP Enewsletter!

Boxscore Database

A searchable database of project activity in the global hydrocarbon processing industry


Is 2016 the peak for US gasoline demand?




View previous results

Popular Searches

Please read our Term and Conditions and Privacy Policy before using the site. All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws.
© 2016 Hydrocarbon Processing. © 2016 Gulf Publishing Company.