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OSHA updates CPL 02-00-158, Inspection Procedures for the Respiratory Protection Standard
Safety Info Posts - OSHA Compliance Posts
Written by Bryan Haywood   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 08:18

This new Respiratory Protection Directive updates OSHA’s inspection procedures and enforcement policies since the previous update, September 25, 1998. This Instruction provides guidance to the national, regional, and area offices for performing compliance inspections involving OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134. This Instruction also serves to inform industry, employer and worker groups, state programs, and other federal agencies concerning OSHA's policy and procedures for implementing intervention and inspection programs to reduce or eliminate workplace exposures related to hazardous airborne substances.  This is a MUST READ for all respirator program administrators, as there are a few surprises in this CPL!!! For one... if anyone other than the PLCHP is maintaining your Questionnaires you may have some issues regarding "confidentiality"!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 19:38
 
“Dropping trailers” of flammable liquids
Safety Info Posts - Flammable Liquids
Written by Bryan Haywood   
Monday, 07 July 2014 19:12

Have you ever seen several full tanker trailers parked without their mode of transport under them or a railcar with the Class 3 Flammable placard hooked up to the process and being used as a storage tank? Although OSHA’s 1910.106 makes no specific prohibition against this practice, I would like to point out that the International Fire Code (IFC) of which many states in the USA have adopted as their state fire code does make a SPECIFIC PROHIBITION of using railcars or tank trucks as “storage tanks”.

 
Flammable Liquids process, PSM, MOC and simultaneous flows
Safety Info Posts - Chemical Process Safety (PSM/RMP)
Written by Bryan Haywood   
Monday, 07 July 2014 18:31

A number of years ago the SAFTENG team was asked to aid in an investigation involving a flash fire that injured a worker. The State Fire Marshall was able to establish the flash fire was ignited OUTSIDE of the atmospheric vessel. We were challenged with finding out how and why. This incident was traced back to an IMPROPER change to the vessel which was NOT identified via the MOC that was completed for the change. Here are the details…

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 18:51
 
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