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OSHA Seeks Input on Chem Safety Standards for Possible Rulemaking

Posted in on Fri, Jan 31, 2014

In response to the Obama Administration’s Executive Order 13650 https://www.osha.gov/chemicalexecutiveorder/index.html ordering federal agencies to determine how to improve chemical facility safety and security, OSHA has asked for comments on potential revisions to its Process Safety Management (PSM) standard, Explosives and Blasting Agents standard, Flammable Liquids standard, Spray Finishing standard, and PSM enforcement policies.  In this Request for Information (RFI), the Agency asks for information and data on specific rulemaking and policy options, and the workplace hazards they address. OSHA will use the information received in response to this RFI to determine what action, if any, it may take.  Comments are due March 10, 2014.  https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=FEDERAL_REGISTER&p_id=24053.  Also, an update of the agencies’ progress in meeting the Executive Order can be found at https://www.osha.gov/chemicalexecutiveorder/index.html.

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