Retail facilities are exempted from PSM requirements.  At first glance it appears this is a pretty broad exemption as the standard just states..

This section does not apply to:
1910.119(a)(2)(i) Retail facilities;

But as I wrote about last month, not all retail facilities selling a PSM Highly Hazardous Chemical (HHC) in the USA are exempt.  In 2010, the state of Oregon began covering retail businesses that sell Anhydrous Ammonia under their state OSHA plan PSM standard.  And what I am about to say here will probably surprise one or two facilities who thought they were exempt since they are a "retail facility", but it is not that simple.  Here's why...

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