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Federal Agencies Release Status Report on Improving Chem Facility Safety and Security

Posted in on Thu, Jul 17, 2014

The Department of Labor, led by OSHA, together with the agencies of the Department of Homeland Security and the Environmental Protection Agency have released a status report (https://www.osha.gov/chemicalexecutiveorder/) on the efforts of their joint Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group to meet the mandates of Executive Order 13650 to improve chemical facility safety and security following the April 2013 West, Texas fertilizer plant and other chemical explosions.  Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment details both actions taken and future actions in five areas of concern:  community planning and preparedness, enhancing federal operational coordination, improving data management, modernizing policies and regulations, incorporating stakeholder feedback and developing best practices.

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