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Employer(s) with employee(s) exposed to PSM-covered processes formerly exempted under OSHA's 1992 interpretation of "retail facility" now must comply with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.119 if the facility, or portion of the facility processing the highly hazardous chemical, does not fall into the North American Industrial Classification System definition of retail trade (NAICS 44 and 45). OSHA understands that these facilities, although currently regulated by the EPA under the Risk Management Program (RMP) regulation 40 CFR 68, must undertake some new activities to become PSM-compliant. OSHA also understands that the actions involve initiating administrative programs and undertaking hazard identification and corrective actions that may require some lead time. With these factors in mind, OSHA offers this additional guidance when inspecting facilities formerly exempted from PSM because of the 1992 retail interpretation.

Today, OSHA issued their revised policy on their “retail exemption” and this change in OSHA enforcement will actually impact thousands of businesses who have submitted a Risk Management Plan.  It all comes down to how EPA instituted their “Program Levels” when they implemented their RMP Rule.  EPA has always said that if your process was already covered by OSHA’s PSM standard you automatically fall into Program 3.  But if your process was not covered by PSM, then your program was eligible to be in Program 1 or 2; which require MUCH LESS than the full blown Program 3.  Here is how EPA lays out their Program Levels…

Today OSHA issued another REVISED POSITION in their enforcement of the Process Safety Management Standard.  Today they rescinded their previous position and now employer(s) with employee(s) exposed to PSM-covered processes formerly exempted under OSHA's 1992 interpretation of "retail facility" now must comply with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.119 if the facility, or portion of the facility processing the highly hazardous chemical, does not fall into the North American Industrial Classification System definition of retail trade (NAICS 44 and 45).  OSHA understands that these facilities, although currently regulated by the EPA under the Risk Management Program (RMP) regulation 40 CFR 68, must undertake some new activities to become PSM-compliant. OSHA also understands that the actions involve initiating administrative programs and undertaking hazard identification and corrective actions that may require some lead time. With these factors in mind, OSHA offers this additional guidance when inspecting facilities formerly exempted from PSM because of the 1992 retail interpretation.

 

  1. OSHA's PSM Retail Exemption Interim Enforcement Policy
  2. How does OSHA’s revised PSM “retail exemption” policy impact my RMP?
  3. OSHA issue PSM Retail Exemption Interim Enforcement Policy
  4. 2014 Report of Violation Findings on Pressure Vessels and Pressure Relief Devices (NBBI)
  5. National Board's 2015 First Quarter Violation Report (NBBI)
  6. Our contractors and their “subs”
  7. Proposed Regulatory Changes to Improve Oil Refinery Safety (CalEPA)Plant Ageing Study (UK's HSE COMAH )
  8. Will our cars soon be miniature PSM/RMP covered processes due to the “mildly flammable” refrigerant they will contain?
  9. EPA Seeks Input on Modernizing the Risk Management Plan (RMP) Rule
  10. Making the case my PSM/RMP covered process complies with RAGAGEPs (Vessels)
  11. EPA RMP vs. CalARP (CA Accidental Release Program)
  12. OSHA's presentation on RAGAGEP Enforcement from 2015 ASSE
  13. How OSHA’s move to EPA’s “1% rule” for mixtures change at facilities handling OSHA PSM HHC mixtures
  14. What the heck is "partial pressure" and how do I calculate it for my PSM/RMP mixture?
  15. OSHA memo on Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals and Covered Concentrations of Listed Appendix A Chemicals (same as EPA's 1% Rule)
  16. OSHA memo on RAGAGEP in Process Safety Management Enforcement
  17. Another atmospheric tank over-flow incident with a flammable liquid (CSB)
  18. OSHA's presentation on RAGAGEP Enforcement from 2015 ASSE
  19. Example Contractor Work Permit
  20. EO 13650 Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security (Working Group Update)
  21. ASSE 2015 Presentation and PSM Inspection Data (2/27/2014 to 3/30/2015)
  22. A Process Hazards Analysis is NOT an “engineering review” - Part II
  23. A Process Hazards Analysis is NOT an “engineering review”
  24. Pipe labeling by way of ASME A13.1  
  25. NH3 Line Break accident  
  26. FATAL failure of an anhydrous ammonia compressor
  27. Ammonia Line Rupture Kills One Worker, Injuring Two
  28. Chemical Security Program Statistics as of May 1, 2015
  29. OSHRC on PSM, Guarding, and HAZCOM from a Refinery NEP
  30. Is a bollard just a post?
  31. Excess Flow Valves... Installation, Testing and PM requirements
  32. DIR Releases Status Report on Process Safety Management Regulatory Oversight of California's Petroleum Refineries
  33. EPA is getting in the game of issuing citations for NOT doing an MOC on "staffing changes"!
  34. Shock to the System (CSB Video on Hydraulic Shock in Refrigeration)
  35. IL Pressure Vessel Inspection Frequency (DRAFT FM Procedure)
  36. Chemical Security Program Statistics as of March 2, 2015
  37. Interesting look at some RMP Data
  38. Cal ARP Regulation Amendments 2015
  39. Line Break Gone BAD due to IMPROPER LOTO and OSHRC vacates all OSHA citations (not a type-o!)
  40. Do you “certify” your 3-year PSM/RMP compliance audits?
  41. Consider the assumptions made during a PHA Facility Siting Assessment (Pipe Bridges)
  42. RMP Facilities in the United States as of December 2014 (Congressional Research Service)
  43. Region 5 RMP Presentation (one of the best)
  44. Anhydrous Ammonia at Refrigeration Facilities Under Scrutiny by U.S. EPA
  45. A look into what EPA expects in our RMP 3-year audits
  46. MOCs are much like WORD or EXCEL… they can do so much more than we use them for
  47. PSM Battery Limit Scenario w/ gas cylinders stored within the same building w/ NO passive fire barrier separation (OSHA LOI)
  48.         RMP Program Level Flowchart (LA-DEQ)
  49.         FM Global Data Sheet beat CSB to punch on Hydraulic Fracturing in NH3 Refrigeration Systems
  50.         Chemical Security Program Statistics as of January 5, 2015
  51.         CFATS Corporate Approach (DHS 1/20/15)
  52.         Boiler Operator Attendance EXCEPTION Requirements now mirror a PSM/RMP style management system
  53.         Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Bulletin - Five Key Lessons to Prevent Hydraulic Shock (CSB)
  54.         Does a facility have an obligation to notify DHS if the facility is closing?
  55.         Dual Stamped pressure vessels
  56.         Safety systems and their functions in our SOPs
  57.         PSM/RMP Refresher Training Frequency is not a 1,094 day vacation from training!
  58.         Another MI Lesson to be learned - Tank Integrity
  59.         UK’s HSE issues guidance on RBI Maintenance Programs
  60.         HHC/EHS UNLOADING reliance on Excess Flow Valves and another lesson on pipe erosion-corrosion
  61.         Congress Passes Legislation to Reinforce Protection and Security of Chemical Facilities
  62.         ANSI Z49.1:2012 Available for FREE Download (pdf)
  63.         Marsh 1974-2013, Large property damage losses in the Hydrocarbon Industry - 23rd Edition
  64.         Another MI learning opportunity with regard to corrosion in piping
  65.         Interesting PSM/RMP nuggets from the 12/11/14 Senate hearing on EO - IMPROVING CHEMICAL FACILITY SAFETY AND SECURITY
  66.         The fundamentals behind “line breaking”
  67.         Christmas eve refinery explosion caused by frozen pipe (Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan Executive Report)
  68.         Joint Full Committee Hearing - Oversight of the Implications of the President’s Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility and Security Committee
  69.         Chemical Security Program Statistics as of November 1, 2014
  70.         UK's HSE Human Factors Briefing Notes
  71.         Testing for water in your Ammonia Refrigeration Process
  72.         Relief Devices and Condensers in NJ
  73.         Interesting RV replacement schedule for PV’s holding NH3 in WI
  74.         Bench Testing your Relief Valves and IIAR  Edit     CAL OSHA's PROPOSED PSM Standard for Refineries
  75.         OSHA’s revised Injury and Illness Reporting may call for an MOC at PSM/RMP facilities
  76.         Hazardous Locations (HAZLOCs) and Medical Devices
  77.         Catastrophic failure of Ammonia Cryogenic Storage Tank w/ Ammonia Fire (7 deaths and 57 injured)
  78.         How far would you go with the “co-Location” coverage to determine PSM/RMP coverage?
  79.         If this looks familiar... well, you may need some help (Cartoon)
  80.         Some interesting changes coming to CalARP
  81.         What to Expect from a CFATS Authorization Inspection (DHS)
  82.         DHS issues ANPRM for CFATS
  83.         Process Safety and calibrated direct-reading instrument
  84.         10 years of NH3 and CL2 release data (2004-2014)
  85.         OSHRC decision on PSM Contractor Training and Work Permits
  86.         Purposely Setting a Valve Higher than Nameplate Stamping: Acceptable or Not? (NBBI)
  87.         08/08/14 UPDATE - Anhydrous Ammonia (NH3) Fatality at a NE Co-Op was an UNLOADING ACCIDENT
  88.         CA Ice Rink forced to shutdown by local FD because of failure to comply with CalARP
  89.         EPA's Risk Management Program (RMP) Request for Information (RFI)
  90.         UPDATE on NH3 Fatality... Coroner's Jury Rules on Anhydrous Ammonia Incident
  91.         Flammable Liquids process, PSM, MOC and simultaneous flows
  92.         API Releases three (3) New Standards
  93.         Your RMP "Emergency Contact"
  94.         U.S. EPA Risk Management Plan (RMP) Webinars and Training - RMP*eSubmit Webinars
  95.         Boiler and Pressure Vessel Report of Violation Findings for First Quarter 2014
  96.         Hazards of Hot Work on Vessels/Containers
  97.         Just some random thoughts about "Detectors in my header"
  98.         Catastrophic Failure of a Liquid N2 Storage Tank - BLOCKED IN scenario (Japan, 8/28/1992)
  99.         UK's HSE guidance on failure modes in Refrigeration Processes
  100.         SOP annual certifications and 40 CFR Part 68.200 Recordkeeping (RMP)
  101.         TX Fertilizer Plant Explosion analysis (videos/photos)
  102.         Is your Engine Room capable of withstanding your WCS?
  103.         FREE EPA RMP Training for Ammonia in Ag
  104.         Does changing a Relief Valve on a “Header/Manifold” require a line break permit at your facility?
  105.         RMP*eSUBMIT Users’ Manual 2014 Update
  106.         High Pressure Shutdown Switch Fails - Catastrophic Equipment Failure
  107.         Using MARPLOT to obtain your 2010 Census data for your 2014 RMP UPDATE
  108.         PRESSURE VESSEL GUIDELINES (OSHA 2014)
  109.         Flame Resistance Clothing (FRC) program needs
  110.         Another "Unload to Wrong Tank" Incident (Nitric Acid into Caustic)
  111.         CCPS Interview with OSHA’s Jordan Barab (Video)
  112.         PSM versus TCPA (New Jersey Work Environment Council)
  113.         What is your EPA Risk Management Plan “Hazard Index”?
  114.         Yep, its JUST Anhydrous Ammonia "in Refrigeration" (Part II)
  115.         Excellent Advice from a Relief Valve Manufacturer regarding how to go about establishing Safe Upper Limits
  116.         OSHA’s Request for Information (RFI) regarding their PSM Standard has CLOSED, but here are the comments
  117.         Its all in how you say it... AND its all in how you're heard! How my 12 year old daughter taught me Human Factors
  118.         Plant oil filter failure on compressor causes ammonia leak
  119.         Impact of oxygen-enriched atmospheres on fire behavior (USFA)
  120.         “Our Initial Start-Up Procedure(s) are the same as our Normal Start-up Procedures”... Guess again!
  121.         CFATs newest FAQ Questions (Ammonium Nitrate)
  122.         OSHA asking for permission to inspect PSM facilities with fewer than 10 employees
  123.         Are my Railcars on site covered under RMP? (Sulphur Trioxide and Flammables/ $21,788 w/ $200,000 SEP)
  124.         “Have PPE/Respirator Available”…
  125.         A look at what RMP Facilities can expect from EPA in 2014
  126.         OSWER Risk Management Program Evaluation Scoping Project (EPA’s path forward in determining who should get an RMP inspection)
  127.         CAA 112(r) Inspections - What to expect & suggestions from the inspectors
  128.         EPA’s Office of Inspector General says Improvements Needed in EPA Training and Oversight for RMP Inspections
  129.         Pipeline fails because deteriorated coating, ineffective cathodic protection, and the failure to detect the corrosion because the pipeline was not inspected or tested after 1988
  130.         PSM Inspection Data UPDATE
  131.         Massachusetts 527 CMR 33.00: Hazardous Materials Process or Processing (UPDATED)
  132.         The 2013 National Board Incident Report (Based on 2002-2008 OSHA Data)
  133.         Relief Valve (RV) Header vs. Directly to Atmosphere  Edit     Another example of "Temporary Operations" in Process Safety  Edit
  134.         Final Refinery Safety Report Calls for Greater Collaboration and Oversight to Protect the Public and Employees (CAL-OSHA)  
  135.         Another PSM Learning opportunity (Line Break, Safe Work Permit, LOTO, PPE, Pipe Labeling)
  136.         Updating your RMP OCA Populations
  137.         RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN CO-LOCATION GUIDANCE OF NON-INTERCONNECTED REGULATED SUBSTANCE VESSELS (OH EPA)
  138.         Food Processing Company Settles Violations of Chemical Release Reporting Requirements (NH3 Refrigeration)
  139.         Process Safety Operating Procedures and a Certified PPE Hazard Assessment
  140.         Is your facility REALLY prepared for an emergency? (ERT and PSM SOPs)
  141.         Vibration-induced fatigue on process pipework
  142.         Are we "dumbing" down RAGAGEPs to make OSHA's job harder?
  143.         API provides OPEN/FREE access to many of their codes/practices
  144.         How rigorous is your contractor safety evaluation(s)?
  145.         Discharging Pressure Vessel RVs back into process
  146.         INTERIM CHEMICAL ACCIDENT PREVENTION ADVISORY - Design of LPG Installations at Natural Gas Processing Plants
  147.         2014 Public Listening Session Schedule and Registration Information EO 13650 Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security
  148.         EPA Region X RMP Training
  149.         Does PSM/RMP standards need a Ultimate Work Authority and Stop Work Authority concepts?
  150.         UPDATE - State of MA Hazardous Material Process or Processing: 527 CMR 33
  151.         HAZCOM labeling changes and your PSM/RMP programs
  152.         De-Rating or Re-Rating a Pressure Vessel
  153.         CSB Draft Report Proposes Overhaul of Refinery Industry Regulatory System in CA and Urges Adoption of the "Safety Case Regime" to Prevent Major Chemical Accidents
  154.         Acting Responsibly? Federal Contractors Frequently Put Workers’ Lives and Livelihoods at Risk
  155.         ASME's Single Certification Mark (new nameplate)
  156.         Training requirements for mechanics repairing and/or testing pressure relief devices
  157.         The 12 things OSHA wants to change about it PSM Standard and its enforcement
  158.         Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) Fatality (TNOSHA)
  159.         CSB follow-up letter to DOT regarding emergency shutdown systems for chlorine railcars
  160.         EPA explains the difference between a PHA and a "Hazard Review"
  161.         PHMSA answers the question... Who regulates the unloading of ammonia to a process
  162.         First (1st) Public Review of Standard BSR/IIAR 2-201x, Safety Standard for Equipment, Design, and Installation of Closed-Circuit Ammonia Mechanical Refrigeration Systems (11/22/13 - 1/6/14)
  163.         National Board Report of Violation Findings for Second Quarter 2013
  164.         Another example of Catastrophic Pressure Vessel failure
  165.         Key Process Safety Performance Indicators (UK's HSE)
  166.         New Edition of Pamphlet 6, Piping Systems for Dry Chlorine, now AVAILABLE
  167.         What could your NH3 38,000 pound WCS look like?
  168.         PHA's and "previous incidents"
  169.         Pressure Vessel Accident Rates
  170.         CATASTROPHIC FAILURE of ASME Pressure Vessel (Video and CSB Investigation)
  171.         OSHA is considering revising its Process Safety Management (PSM) standard
  172.         First (1st) Public Review of Standard BSR/IIAR 4-201x, Installation of Closed-Circuit Ammonia Mechanical Refrigeration Systems  Edit     "Temporary Operations" in Ammonia Refrigeration
  173.         RMP WCS and "An enclosed space in direct contact with outside air" (UPDATED 11/7/13 w/ EPA Response)
  174.         Inside an EPA RMP Inspection at a Refinery
  175.         BSEE Releases Panel Investigation Report into Fire and Explosion on Gulf of Mexico Platform (FATAL HOTWORK ACCIDENT)     
  176.         What is it? Hint: Think piping RAGAGEP
  177.         Comparison of Tier II, TRI, and 112(r) Requirements
  178.         Which agency (feds, state, county) enforces RMP at your facility?
  179.         NBIC Pressure Relief Device (PRD) Inspection Guide
  180.         Principles for proof testing of safety instrumented systems in the chemical industry (UK's HSE)
  181.         RMP and Population Estimates from 2010 Census Data
  182.         Challenging PHA assumptions during revalidation
  183.         NH3 Refrigeration Auto Purger Design Change
  184.         3" NH3 Line Failure (video)
  185.         Control Room Management and Human Factors
  186.         PHAs and the consequences of engineering and administrative controls failing
  187.         Chemical Advisory: Safe Storage, Handling, and Management of Ammonium Nitrate
  188.         What is a "Tell-Tale" gauge and why is it significant in process safety
  189.         Pipe RAGAGEPs and Hydrostatic relief
  190.         Is the 1-U form for my pressure vessel really not a PSM requirement?
  191.         OSHRC frowns on OSHA's use of "Internal Reports/Documents" to issue PSM citations
  192.         What do I have to do for material and energy balances?
  193.         Run to failure... Can it be done while achieving process safety?
  194.         The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors Report of Violation Findings for First Quarter 2013
  195.         Looking for some technical data for one of your pressure vessels?
  196.         CFATs Program Statistics as of August 1, 2013
  197.         How can I determine if my facility’s wastewater treatment operation meets the Chemical Facility Anti- Terrorism Standards (CFATS) exemption under 6 CFR 27.110(b) for the Federal Water Pollution Control Act?
  198.         "It's just Ammonia" - yep it sure is!
  199.         Executive Order - Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security
  200.         Passivation... PSM/RMP activity that belongs in the "initial start-up" SOP?
  201.         Making the case my PSM/RMP covered process complies with RAGAGEPs (Piping)
  202.         Emergency Response Program (ERP) requirements differ for PSM and RMP
  203.         Control the amount of scaffolding permitted in a process area?
  204.         The RAND Corporation memo for the CA-OSHA Process Safety Review
  205.         Draft Report of the Interagency Working Group on Refinery Safety - Improving Public and Worker Safety at Oil Refineries  
  206.         PHMSA Safety Advisory - Heating Railcars
  207.         EPA Region 10 Top 5 RMP violations
  208.         Seven Keys to Surviving a Chem NEP Audit (John Newquist)
  209.         Hansen RV's - URGENT PRODUCT SAFETY NOTICE IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED
  210.         OSHA reaches settlement agreement with Food Company to protect workers from NH3
  211.         Answering the question... Can a Relief Valve be installed horizontally?
  212.         RAGAGEPs and "the numbers"
  213.         DHS CFATS Update as of June 6, 2013
  214.         Human and organizational errors are the major cause of equipment failures in in the process industries
  215.         Ammonia Incidents in NY State
  216.         Ammonia Refrigeration FATALITY - Compressor Pump Out Valve
  217.         Runaway reaction fatality explosion (TNOSHA)
  218.         Line Break Fatality @ Refinery (TNOSHA)
  219.         Ammonia Refrigeration FATALITY - Chiller Valve
  220.         Boiler & Pressure Vessel accidents by year (from NBIC)
  221.         What ISA-84 can do for process safety
  222.         Considering failure of engineering controls in a PHA
  223.         National Board Inspection Code vs. API 510
  224.         Process Safety and Hotwork requirements
  225.         Techniques for assigning a Target Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
  226.         Understanding ISA-84
  227.         EPA RMP Q&A on latitude and longitude coordinates (April 2011)
  228.         FREE CCPS Reactivity Management Tool (RMT)
  229.         June 2012 CCPS Process Beacon - Nitrogen – Hazard and Safeguard!
  230.         Ammonia Explosion News Accounts
  231.         EPA announces summary of enforcement actions for Winter 2012
  232.         Does your PSM/RMP included power systems?
  233.         DHS completes the 1000th Compliance Assistance Visit (CAV)
  234.         FREE COPY of Z49.1:2012 Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes
  235.         Anhydrous Ammonia Tank Catastrophic Failure
  236.         Relief Valve Maintenance & Testing
  237.         Relief Valve sizing and combustible/flammable storage
  238.         Has PSM driven us to dilute some “engineering standards”?
  239.         Pressure Vessels, MDMT, and Auto-Refrigeration (NBBI)
  240.         Implementation of New ASME Stamp for Pressure Relief Devices
  241.         Bypassing of storage tank safety features
  242.         Compliant with RAGAGEP?
  243.         May 2012 CCPS Process Beacon - Mechanical Integrity of Tubing
  244.         Are we overdoing procedures?
  245.         UK's HSE REVIEW OF CHLORINE INCIDENTS 1992 - 1998
  246.         MAJOR CHEMICAL DISASTERS IN INDIA
  247.         Ammonia Incidents in Oregon from 1993-2007
  248.         Workplace Health and Safety Queensland - Ammonia National Audit Program results
  249.         UK's HSE REVIEW OF AMMONIA INCIDENTS 1992 - 1998
  250.         2012 April CCPS Process Beacon - Unloading to the wrong tank
  251.         Using the common practice of “Draining Oil Pots” on refrigeration systems to examine the differences between “controlled” and “uncontrolled” releases of ammonia
  252.         An interesting "Facility Change" that fell through the cracks
  253.         The finer points of OSHA’s and EPA’s Management of Change requirements
  254.         EPA cancels their July 2012 Public Access to RMPs
  255.         Taking credit for a building in a WCS under RMP
  256.         Stairs vs. Ladders and Emergency Egress
  257.         March 2012 Update on OSHA’s Refinery & Chemical National Emphasis Programs
  258.         Does your facility “Car Seal” or “Lock Open” Valves? Do NOT use your LOTO Locks!
  259.         A close look at Incident Investigation techniques A MUST READ for ALL Safety Pro's
  260.         Ammonia HAZARD ALERT issued by NC-OSHA in response to a fatal accident involving NH3
  261.         Annual SOP Certifications for PSM/RMP
  262.         VPP Application Supplement for the Sites Subject to the Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard
  263.         Temporary MOC’s and Temporary Electrical Power
  264.         Ammonia and HAZLOC's (join the debate)
  265.         DHS Jack Rabbit CL2 and NH3 Release Testing presentation video (NO video of releases)
  266.         Why would my NH3 ventilation discharge need to be a Hazardous Location? Unpublished
  267.         Mechanical Ventilation - General Rules to live by
  268.         The IMPORTANCE of Hydrostatic relief valves in Ammonia Systems
  269.         RMP and Transportation Containers
  270.         RMP Program Level Determination Flowchart
  271.         Summary of the RMP Chemical Exemptions
  272.         2012 March CCPS Process Beacon - Double Block & Bleed Explanation
  273.         Difference between OSHA’s PSM and EPA’s RMP requirements
  274.         Comparison of RMP and PSM Chemicals and Thresholds
  275.         State of Massachusetts Hazardous Materials Processing regulation (527 CMR 33)
  276.         Challenging the NH3 Refrigeration & Electrical Classification (UPDATED 3/3/12)
  277.         Is the act of loading/unloading a PSM/RMP chemical exempt from OSHA/EPA enforcement?
  278.         Changing your RMP Emergency Contact
  279.         Can a PHA done for OSHA's PSM be used for EPA's RMP Compliance?
  280.         A reverse look at Facility Siting and Change Management
  281.         How many threads of a bolt must be showing outside a nut to meet RAGAGEP?
  282.         Hotwork - Learning from Losses
  283.         Change(s) that REQUIRE a PHA revalidation AND RMP Update
  284.         Interesting RMP Statistics - Where does your process rank?
  285.         PSM Scenario Challenge - Response
  286.         Hotwork Safety
  287.         The advantage of utilizing a Contractor Work Permit
  288.         Ammonia Gas Explosion
  289.         Use of High Visibility Vest in Safety Programs
  290.         Refinery NEP UPDATE (12/5/07)
  291.         NFPA 30 offers some GREAT facility siting for NEW process vessels
  292.         Process Hazards Analysis and “Safeguards”
  293.         “Operator Rounds” in a PSM/RMP Covered Process
  294.         NH3 Unloading Incident (30 Tons Release)
  295.         AMMONIA SPILLS IN WISCONSIN 1993-2009
  296.         The power of a vacuum (photo)
  297.         Establishing your safe upper and lower limits for FLOWS
  298.         Establishing Safe Upper and Lower Limits
  299.         Key provisions of the PSM Preamble
  300.         Tracking Corrective Actions to closure
  301.         PSM, Flammable Liquids, & Secondary Containment
  302.         Current EPA plans call for the re-establishment of internet access to the non Off-site Consequence Analysis (OCA) sections of the RMP database beginning in July of 2012
  303.         OSHA Launches their PSM Covered Chemical Facilities NEP
  304.         The Borden's Ammonia Explosion December 11, 1983
  305.         Flammable Liquids Tank Integrity Learnings
  306.         Features of successful Safety Management System (SMS)
  307.         Importance of MAINTAINING your Explosion Proof Equipment (Video)
  308.         PHA and Loss of Power
  309.         OSHA's Pressure Vessel "Cheat Sheet"
  310.         The Jack Rabbit Test Program Trial Summary - NH3 and CL2 Release Studies
  311.         PSM Battery Limits - it may not be as simple as "Interconnected"
  312.         More OSHA PSM Citations on a NH3 Refrigeration Process (includes NO MOC on personnel changes!)
  313.         Explosion of MDEA Storage Tank
  314.         How strong does my explosion have to be to do damage?
  315.         Another valve that needs to be Car-Sealed OPEN
  316.         Vulnerability of oil contaminated fire retardant coveralls
  317.         Contractors and chemical process safety?
  318.         Electrical Classification for Hazardous Locations
  319.         How secure are your safety systems?
  320.         PSM Coverage and the Meer decision Unpublished
  321.         Management of Change (MOC) and Procedures
  322.         Is EPA setting a standard for PSM/RMP Staffing Levels?
  323.         Anhydrous Ammonia Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) Incident sends 5 to hospital
  324.         Animation of January 23, 2010 Phosgene Accident
  325.         CFATS Personnel Surety Privacy Impact Assessment is now available
  326.         Truck Drivers being your DOT HAZMAT Attendant and potential safety and health concerns
  327.         What does EPA's RMP "General Duty Clause" actually require?
  328.         Buyer BEWARE regarding offsite Operator and Maintenance training courses
  329.         Process Safety and Security Guards
  330.         HOTWORK Tank Explosion (Video)
  331.         PSM Chemical Plant NEP UPDATE March 2011
  332.         Replacement in Kind... is it really?
  333.         PSM/RMP "co-location" or "proximity" when determining PSM/RMP Applicability
  334.         Worst Case Release Scenario and Severe Weather
  335.         RMP*eSubmit Webinar Presentation
  336.         THE REAL COST of an accident!
  337.         A perfect storm in the making...have we learned our lesson?
  338.         RMP eSubmit Webinar Questions and Answers
  339.         RMP Worst Case Scenario considerations
  340.         Another Example of Torque Requirements - GASKETS
  341.         Torque Examples - Mechanical-Joint Assembly
  342.         Torque Requirements and Process Safety Management
  343.         Fire Watches and their Fire Extinguishers
  344.         PSM and Electronic Management Systems and Emergency Power Systems
  345.         Is Your Welding Hot Work Policy in Compliance (VIDEO - 5 minutes)
  346.         Dangers of Hot Work - VIDEO (14 Min)
  347.         Maintain Process Safety During the Recession (Video)
  348.         Is your Fire Extinguisher Contractor covered under PSM?
  349.         Ammonia HAZARD ALERT issued by NC-OSHA in response to a fatal accident involving NH3
  350.         New Leading and Lagging Indicators of Process Safety Performance
  351.         When is Flame Retardant Clothing (FRC) Really required?
  352.         PSM Operating Procedures Survey Conducted
  353.         Is OSHA Targeting Ammonia Refrigeration & Chlorine water treatment processes in their new PSM NEP?
  354.         States with RMP accidents causing at least one off-site Death
  355.         EPA's General Duty Clause for RMP
  356.         More on EPA's General Duty Clause
  357.         Top 10 RMP Chemicals by On-Site Quantities
  358.         Refinery Heat Exchanger Failure Fatality
  359.         Concurrent Operating Procedures…Emergency Shutdown and Start-Up after ESD
  360.         Some GREAT PHA Observations from one of the best in the business
  361.         Some GREAT Process Safety Observations from one of the best in the business
  362.         How do you define a PSM/RMP contractor and what does your evaluation process look like?
  363.         NH3 Releases occurring in NY state from 1993-98
  364.         Difference in Emergency SOPs and Emergency Response Plan
  365.         Unloading Hoses and PSM/RMP
  366.         IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding NH3 and LPG hoses
  367.         Hot Work Requirements and Combustible Dusts
  368.         Hot Work Preparation and OSHA Requirements
  369.         Hot Work Safety and learning from others costly errors
  370.         Better be thinking MOC before you do RBI
  371.         Mechanical integrity management of bulk storage tanks
  372.         Trick Question or legit question for PSM Compliance? Contractor Evaluations and PRCS Rescue Evaluations
  373.         What are "Temporary Operations" in regards to PSM Operating Procedures 1910.119(f)(1)(i)(C)
  374.         The difference between a MOC and PSSR
  375.         Staffing and Management of Change
  376.         What is a RAGAGEP?...and what it is NOT
  377.         Ventilation...Can I use it to declassify a HAZLOC?
  378.         Missed Preventive Maintenance Inspections/Tests
  379.         Emergency Shutdown (when does it get activated)
  380.         Car Seal Program and Relief Valves
  381.         How to use your PHA to write your SOPs
  382.         Starting point for PSM Facility Siting when dealing with Flammables (updated with LPG on 8/12/12)
  383.         Is your Diking in your PSI and MI
  384.         Tips when performing PHA's and how Chemical Process Safety should be viewed
  385.         Buying a used PSM/RMP facility or used equipment for PSM/RMP
  386.         Report reveals fundamental management flaws lay behind Buncefield disaster
  387.         UPDATE on Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)
  388.         CSB Releases Case Study on Fatal 2008 Accident at a Tire and Rubber Plant
  389.         Car-Seal Programs and how they operate
  390.         Flaw in NH3 Emergency Ventilation Design?
  391.         Managing your Relief Valves
  392.         "Lessons Learned" potentials from Japan's Nuclear Problems
  393.         Liquid Penetrant Examination (NBBI)
  394.         Guidance for Conducting Risk Management Program Inspections under Clean Air Act Section 112(r)
  395.         LOPA and SIS/SIL
  396.         Valves installed backwards?
  397.         2010 SECTION VIII — DIVISION 1 NON-MANDATORY APPENDIX M - INSTALLATION AND OPERATION
  398.         Post Weld Heat Treating (PWHT) failure
  399.         Management of Organizational Change (OSHA Letter to RAs)
  400.         EPA Can Improve Implementation of the Risk Management Program for Airborne Chemical Releases (EPA OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL)
  401.         Process Hazards Analysis Techniques (Methodologies, Resources, and Time)
  402.         Rupture Disc between Pressure Vessel and Relief Valve (and after the RV)
  403.         Catastrophic Failure during pneumatic pressure test
  404.         Brittle Fracture (Catastrophic) Failure during HYDROTEST of Propane Bullet
  405.         What does "relief system design basis" mean?
  406.         Cellular Phones and Other Risks in Classified Areas
  407.         The BASICS on PRESSURE VESSEL SAFETY (OSHA)
  408.         5,700-gallon hydrochloric acid (HCl) storage tank ruptured during filling
  409.         What differentiates a GREAT PSM/RMP audit from a "so-so" audit?
  410.         What is LUP & PADHI and what does it have to do with West Fertilizer?
  411.         How many Program 2 RMPs like West Fertilizer are out here?
  412.         West, TX Fertilizer... a lesson in "process safety" and the "retail facility" exemption?
  413.         Animation of Fire at Chevron's Richmond Refinery, August 6, 2012
  414.         How could the TX fertilizer plant be a Program 2 RMP?
  415.         Hydrogen Fluoride Study, Report to Congress Section 112(n)(6) Clean Air Act As Amended
  416.         Nonsparking Tools (USFA)
  417.         Emergency Shutdown Systems and Hydrostatic Relief Valves
  418.         OSHA's "hydrocarbon fuel exemption” in PSM
  419.         Facility Siting 101 - Vehicle Barriers around critical equipment (NH3 Tank Damage from Semi - Photos/Layout/RMP)
  420.         What are the requirements when a component in my covered process was built to an OLD "out of circulation" RAGAGEP?
  421.         The CSB and API appear to be at odds on Recommended Practice ANSI/RPI 755, Fatigue Risk Management Systems for Personnel in the Refining and Petrochemical Industries, First Edition, April 2010
  422.         Splitting the hairs of Process Safety (Battery Limits and Changes)
  423.         Potential Issues When Wearing Non-Fire Resistant Base Layers with Outerwear Fire-Resistant Garments
  424.         Guidance on Handling Cases Developed Pursuant to the FRC Enforcement Policy Memorandum
  425.         Transport Company indicted in SC woman's ammonia death (Unloading NH3)
  426.         PSM/RMP Trick Question (Poll)
  427.         A "Manufacturer's Recommended Practice" is a RAGAGEP
  428.         HAZLOCs and Ventilation and Classification
  429.         A flaw with referencing info in PSM/RMP Operating Procedures
  430.         Understanding the requirements of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  431.         OUTSTANDING Process Safety Information Worksheet
  432.         Evaluating your Mechanical Integrity Program effectiveness  Edit     Inside look at EPA's Ammonia Alarm Expectations  Edit Pressure Vessel Update (NB-132, Revision 8)
  433.         OSHA's "Process Opening" Hazard Information Bulletin
  434.         Unloading HAZMATs and PSM/RMP
  435.         Catastrophic failure of RRCar while being steamed (Excess temp leads to exotherm runaway)
  436.         Cargo Hose Rupture and Release of Anhydrous Ammonia During Offloading of a Cargo Tank Motor Vehicle at a Plant (7/15/09)  
  437.         Do NOT rely on Excess Flow Valves (EFV)
  438.         Can I count the activation of my safety system as an actual test of the system?
  439.         UPDATE: CCTV video of the Mexico Refinery Explosion on 9/19/12
  440.         Sulphur sticks and ammonia leaks... are you in compliance when using these leak detection devices?
  441.         Hotwork Safety (UPDATED w/ NEW Hotwork data 12/04/12)
  442.         ASME UG-140... Overpressure protection by System Design
  443.         What does ASME Section VIII say about "torquing values"?
  444.         Can a spring-loaded Pressure Safety Valve be installed horizontially?
  445.         OSHA issues PSM citations after run-away reaction results in the hospitalization of 40 workers
  446.         OSHA issues PSM, HAZCOM, Asbestos, BBP, Fire Extinguishers, Walking/Working, Ladders, Guarding, Electrical, GDC, Hotwork,  
  447.         Hydrostatic Relief Valves and Propane Systems
  448.         ASME "Lethal Service"
  449.         Third Public Review of Standard BSR/IIAR 7-201x, Developing Operating Procedures for Closed-Circuit Ammonia Mechanical Refrigerating Systems
  450.         Sixth Public Review of Standard BSR/IIAR 5-201x, Start-up and Commissioning of Closed-Circuit Ammonia Mechanical Refrigerating Systems
  451.         Internal Combustion Engines as Ignition Sources
  452.         Evaluation of Health Effects of a Chlorine Gas Release in a Poultry Processing Plant - Arkansas
  453.         RMP reporting requirements, when to update, and how to submit using the new web-based system
  454.         RMP's “Stationary Source” and "Incident to Transportation" exemption challenged
  455.         EPA to audit the CSB????
  456.         PSM Information Collection Requirements
  457.         The infamous "Process Safety Contractor Safety Study" by the John Gray Institute
  458.         Phillips 66 Explosion & Fire - Pasadena, TX 1989
  459.         Non-Routine process opening (e.g. "Line Break")
  460.         EPA Region X's RMP "Management Plan" Example
  461.         A OSHRC review of PSM Citations following a 32,000 pound release (NH3 Refrigeration)
  462.         Preliminary fire testing of composite offshore pedestrian gratings
  463.         Perfect example of using the "Elimination/Substitution" in the hierarchy of controls as well as IST
  464.         Keep'n it real during the Process Hazards Analysis Unpublished
  465.         Some hazards deserve all four levels of controls! Unpublished
  466.         One of the worst refrigeration accidents rarely mentioned! (2007)
  467.         What is it? (Hint: Common PSM Safe Guard)
  468.         National Board RV Testing Data
  469.         RMP Facilities in the United States as of December 2009
  470.         Re-Submitting your RMP
  471.         Putting Seward, IL 38,000 NH3 release into some perspective
  472.         Can Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) occur in Ammonia Piping?
  473.         Flixborough... the beginning of the PSM movement
  474.         VIDEO UPDATE on Fatal HF Release - 5 Dead 18 Injured
  475.         Ohio Fire Code Requirements for Mechanical Refrigeration facilities using Ammonia
  476.         OSHA Enforcement Memo - Use of Flexible Hoses in Toxic Gas Service (10/2/2012)
  477.         Ohio's PSM/RMP General Duty Clause
  478.         Process Safety and Ohio State Fire & HAZMAT Codes
  479.         Applications and Limitations of Excess Flow Valves
  480.         Ammonia Releases in North Carolina (1993-1997 Data)
  481.         Loss of Containment (LOC) Data
  482.         Liquefied Gas Conversion Chart
  483.         When we claim alarms as "safe guards" in our PHA
  484.         TOSHA cites Refinery $63,000 for Fatal Flash Fire (PSM, LOTO, PPE)
  485.         EPA Region 10 RMP Newsletter- great resource!
  486.         Ammonia Fatality @ Winery
  487.         Amuay UCVE Event Aug 25, 2012
  488.         Process Safety and "Human Factors" (w/ video)
  489.         CCTV Video & photos from Chevron's Richmond, CA refinery fire
  490.         OSHA issues PSM citations to a TX Refinery
  491.         How does OSHA and EPA define "retail establishment" in regards to their "exemptions" from PSM/RMP
  492.         OSHA issues PSM, Explosives, PPE, Machine Guarding, LOTO, Electrical, and Flammable Liquid citations after explosion at a fireworks plant
  493.         Stress Corrosion Cracking of Steel in Liquefied Ammonia Service - A Recapitulation
  494.         Corrosion Rates and Remaining Life/Fitness for Service
  495.         Comparison of Piping Inspection Requirements in Refrigeration Industry
  496.         Comparison of Pressure Vessel Inspection Requirements in Refrigeration Industry
  497.         Hydrostatic Relief Devices vs. Qualified Operator, which is required?
  498.         Auditing Process Safety Management Systems
  499.         OSHA issues $111K in PSM Citations following explosion that severely injured worker (PSM)
  500.         Flixborough Explosion (1974)
  501.         (8/25/12 UPDATE from DOT) IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING (NH3) AND (LPG) HOSES
  502.         Risks associated with Loading and Unloading HAZMAT
  503.         ANSI/ASME B31 - Standards of Pressure Piping
  504.         The 12 sections of the Boiler Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC)
  505.         EPA fines the US Olympic Park for RMP violations related to their Anhydrous Ammonia refrigeration process
  506.         OR-OSHA changes their PSM applicability to NH3 Fertilizer and the impact it will have on RMP
  507.         EPA Region X RMP/EPCRA Actions April 1-June 30, 2012
  508.         Process Safety and “Critical Utilities”
  509.         Has EPA established a new selection criteria for RMP inspections?
  510.         MI Inspection of Anhydrous Ammonia Vessel (No PWHT)
  511.         Now this is Process Safety Information!!
  512.         August 2012 CCPS Process Beacon - HOTWORK HAZARDS
  513.         Flammable vapour cloud risks from tank overfilling incidents
  514.         Excellent depiction of PSM/RMP Process Arrangements
  515.         Another "Culture" Failure leads to major pipeline incident
  516.         Inherently Safer Design (CSB Video)
  517.         Process Safety, Staffing, and responding to alarms
  518.         PSM Enforcement UPDATE from Region V
  519.         A NON-PSM chemical impacting a PSM covered process
  520.         WA-OSHA latest State Plan to implement PSM CHEM NEP
  521.         “LOPC” of an ammonia pipe in unoccupied refrigerated spaces
  522.         Culpeper, Va. settles alleged environmental violations at water treatment facility (RMP-Chlorine)
  523.         Flammable Liquid and Gas PSM Citations
  524.         What ISA-84 can do for process safety
  525.         Considering failure of engineering controls in a PHA
  526.         National Board Inspection Code vs. API 510
  527.         Process Safety and Hotwork requirements
  528.         Techniques for assigning a Target Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
  529.         Understanding ISA-84
  530.         EPA RMP Q&A on latitude and longitude coordinates (April 2011)
  531.         FREE CCPS Reactivity Management Tool (RMT)
  532.         June 2012 CCPS Process Beacon - Nitrogen – Hazard and Safeguard!
  533.         Ammonia Explosion News Accounts
  534.         EPA announces summary of enforcement actions for Winter 2012
  535.         Does your PSM/RMP included power systems?
  536.         DHS completes the 1000th Compliance Assistance Visit (CAV)
  537.         FREE COPY of Z49.1:2012 Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes
  538.         Anhydrous Ammonia Tank Catastrophic Failure
  539.         Relief Valve Maintenance & Testing
  540.         Relief Valve sizing and combustible/flammable storage
  541.         Has PSM driven us to dilute some “engineering standards”?
  542.         Pressure Vessels, MDMT, and Auto-Refrigeration (NBBI)
  543.         Implementation of New ASME Stamp for Pressure Relief Devices
  544.         Bypassing of storage tank safety features
  545.         Compliant with RAGAGEP?
  546.         May 2012 CCPS Process Beacon - Mechanical Integrity of Tubing
  547.         Are we overdoing procedures?
  548.         UK's HSE REVIEW OF CHLORINE INCIDENTS 1992 - 1998
  549.         MAJOR CHEMICAL DISASTERS IN INDIA
  550.         Ammonia Incidents in Oregon from 1993-2007
  551.         Workplace Health and Safety Queensland - Ammonia National Audit Program results
  552.         UK's HSE REVIEW OF AMMONIA INCIDENTS 1992 - 1998
  553.         2012 April CCPS Process Beacon - Unloading to the wrong tank
  554.         Using the common practice of “Draining Oil Pots” on refrigeration systems to examine the differences between “controlled” and “uncontrolled” releases of ammonia
  555.         An interesting "Facility Change" that fell through the cracks
  556.         The finer points of OSHA’s and EPA’s Management of Change requirements
  557.         EPA cancels their July 2012 Public Access to RMPs
  558.         Taking credit for a building in a WCS under RMP
  559.         Stairs vs. Ladders and Emergency Egress
  560.         March 2012 Update on OSHA’s Refinery & Chemical National Emphasis Programs
  561.         Does your facility “Car Seal” or “Lock Open” Valves? Do NOT use your LOTO Locks!
  562.         A close look at Incident Investigation techniques A MUST READ for ALL Safety Pro's
  563.         Ammonia HAZARD ALERT issued by NC-OSHA in response to a fatal accident involving NH3
  564.         Annual SOP Certifications for PSM/RMP
  565.         VPP Application Supplement for the Sites Subject to the Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard
  566.         Temporary MOC’s and Temporary Electrical Power
  567.         Ammonia and HAZLOC's (join the debate)
  568.         DHS Jack Rabbit CL2 and NH3 Release Testing presentation video (NO video of releases)
  569.         Why would my NH3 ventilation discharge need to be a Hazardous Location? Unpublished
  570.         Mechanical Ventilation - General Rules to live by
  571.         The IMPORTANCE of Hydrostatic relief valves in Ammonia Systems
  572.         RMP and Transportation Containers
  573.         RMP Program Level Determination Flowchart
  574.         Summary of the RMP Chemical Exemptions
  575.         2012 March CCPS Process Beacon - Double Block & Bleed Explanation
  576.         Difference between OSHA’s PSM and EPA’s RMP requirements
  577.         Comparison of RMP and PSM Chemicals and Thresholds
  578.         State of Massachusetts Hazardous Materials Processing regulation (527 CMR 33)
  579.         Challenging the NH3 Refrigeration & Electrical Classification (UPDATED 3/3/12)
  580.         Is the act of loading/unloading a PSM/RMP chemical exempt from OSHA/EPA enforcement?
  581.         Changing your RMP Emergency Contact
  582.         Can a PHA done for OSHA's PSM be used for EPA's RMP Compliance?
  583.         A reverse look at Facility Siting and Change Management
  584.         How many threads of a bolt must be showing outside a nut to meet RAGAGEP?
  585.         Hotwork - Learning from Losses
  586.         Change(s) that REQUIRE a PHA revalidation AND RMP Update
  587.         Interesting RMP Statistics - Where does your process rank?
  588.         PSM Scenario Challenge - Response
  589.         Hotwork Safety
  590.         The advantage of utilizing a Contractor Work Permit
  591.         Ammonia Gas Explosion
  592.         Use of High Visibility Vest in Safety Programs
  593.         Refinery NEP UPDATE (12/5/07)
  594.         NFPA 30 offers some GREAT facility siting for NEW process vessels
  595.         Process Hazards Analysis and “Safeguards”
  596.         “Operator Rounds” in a PSM/RMP Covered Process
  597.         NH3 Unloading Incident (30 Tons Release)
  598.         AMMONIA SPILLS IN WISCONSIN 1993-2009
  599.         The power of a vacuum (photo)
  600.         Establishing your safe upper and lower limits for FLOWS
  601.         Establishing Safe Upper and Lower Limits
  602.         Key provisions of the PSM Preamble
  603.         Tracking Corrective Actions to closure
  604.         PSM, Flammable Liquids, & Secondary Containment
  605.         Current EPA plans call for the re-establishment of internet access to the non Off-site Consequence Analysis (OCA) sections of the RMP database beginning in July of 2012
  606.         OSHA Launches their PSM Covered Chemical Facilities NEP
  607.         The Borden's Ammonia Explosion December 11, 1983
  608.         Flammable Liquids Tank Integrity Learnings
  609.         Features of successful Safety Management System (SMS)
  610.         Importance of MAINTAINING your Explosion Proof Equipment (Video)
  611.         PHA and Loss of Power
  612.         OSHA's Pressure Vessel "Cheat Sheet"
  613.         The Jack Rabbit Test Program Trial Summary - NH3 and CL2 Release Studies
  614.         PSM Battery Limits - it may not be as simple as "Interconnected"
  615.         More OSHA PSM Citations on a NH3 Refrigeration Process (includes NO MOC on personnel changes!)
  616.         Explosion of MDEA Storage Tank
  617.         How strong does my explosion have to be to do damage?
  618.         Another valve that needs to be Car-Sealed OPEN
  619.         Vulnerability of oil contaminated fire retardant coveralls
  620.         Contractors and chemical process safety?
  621.         Electrical Classification for Hazardous Locations
  622.         How secure are your safety systems?
  623.         PSM Coverage and the Meer decision Unpublished
  624.         Management of Change (MOC) and Procedures
  625.         Is EPA setting a standard for PSM/RMP Staffing Levels?
  626.         Anhydrous Ammonia Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) Incident sends 5 to hospital
  627.         Animation of January 23, 2010 Phosgene Accident
  628.         CFATS Personnel Surety Privacy Impact Assessment is now available
  629.         Truck Drivers being your DOT HAZMAT Attendant and potential safety and health concerns
  630.         What does EPA's RMP "General Duty Clause" actually require?
  631.         Buyer BEWARE regarding offsite Operator and Maintenance training courses
  632.         Process Safety and Security Guards
  633.         HOTWORK Tank Explosion (Video)
  634.         PSM Chemical Plant NEP UPDATE March 2011
  635.         Replacement in Kind... is it really?
  636.         PSM/RMP "co-location" or "proximity" when determining PSM/RMP Applicability
  637.         Worst Case Release Scenario and Severe Weather
  638.         RMP*eSubmit Webinar Presentation
  639.         THE REAL COST of an accident!
  640.         A perfect storm in the making...have we learned our lesson?
  641.         RMP eSubmit Webinar Questions and Answers
  642.         RMP Worst Case Scenario considerations
  643.         Another Example of Torque Requirements - GASKETS
  644.         Torque Examples - Mechanical-Joint Assembly
  645.         Torque Requirements and Process Safety Management
  646.         Fire Watches and their Fire Extinguishers
  647.         PSM and Electronic Management Systems and Emergency Power Systems
  648.         Is Your Welding Hot Work Policy in Compliance (VIDEO - 5 minutes)
  649.         Dangers of Hot Work - VIDEO (14 Min)
  650.         Maintain Process Safety During the Recession (Video)
  651.         Is your Fire Extinguisher Contractor covered under PSM?
  652.         Ammonia HAZARD ALERT issued by NC-OSHA in response to a fatal accident involving NH3
  653.         New Leading and Lagging Indicators of Process Safety Performance
  654.         When is Flame Retardant Clothing (FRC) Really required?
  655.         PSM Operating Procedures Survey Conducted
  656.         Is OSHA Targeting Ammonia Refrigeration & Chlorine water treatment processes in their new PSM NEP?
  657.         States with RMP accidents causing at least one off-site Death
  658.         EPA's General Duty Clause for RMP
  659.         More on EPA's General Duty Clause
  660.         Top 10 RMP Chemicals by On-Site Quantities
  661.         Refinery Heat Exchanger Failure Fatality
  662.         Concurrent Operating Procedures…Emergency Shutdown and Start-Up after ESD
  663.         Some GREAT PHA Observations from one of the best in the business
  664.         Some GREAT Process Safety Observations from one of the best in the business
  665.         How do you define a PSM/RMP contractor and what does your evaluation process look like?
  666.         NH3 Releases occurring in NY state from 1993-98
  667.         Difference in Emergency SOPs and Emergency Response Plan
  668.         Unloading Hoses and PSM/RMP
  669.         IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding NH3 and LPG hoses
  670.         Hot Work Requirements and Combustible Dusts
  671.         Hot Work Preparation and OSHA Requirements
  672.         Hot Work Safety and learning from others costly errors
  673.         Better be thinking MOC before you do RBI
  674.         Mechanical integrity management of bulk storage tanks
  675.         Trick Question or legit question for PSM Compliance? Contractor Evaluations and PRCS Rescue Evaluations
  676.         What are "Temporary Operations" in regards to PSM Operating Procedures 1910.119(f)(1)(i)(C)
  677.         The difference between a MOC and PSSR
  678.         Staffing and Management of Change
  679.         What is a RAGAGEP?...and what it is NOT
  680.         Ventilation...Can I use it to declassify a HAZLOC?
  681.         Missed Preventive Maintenance Inspections/Tests
  682.         Emergency Shutdown (when does it get activated)
  683.         Car Seal Program and Relief Valves
  684.         How to use your PHA to write your SOPs
  685.         Starting point for PSM Facility Siting when dealing with Flammables (updated with LPG on 8/12/12)
  686.         Is your Diking in your PSI and MI
  687.         Tips when performing PHA's and how Chemical Process Safety should be viewed
  688.         Buying a used PSM/RMP facility or used equipment for PSM/RMP
  689.         Report reveals fundamental management flaws lay behind Buncefield disaster
  690.         UPDATE on Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)
  691.         CSB Releases Case Study on Fatal 2008 Accident at a Tire and Rubber Plant
  692.         Car-Seal Programs and how they operate
  693.         Flaw in NH3 Emergency Ventilation Design?
  694.         Managing your Relief Valves
  695.         "Lessons Learned" potentials from Japan's Nuclear Problems
  696.         Liquid Penetrant Examination (NBBI)
  697.         Guidance for Conducting Risk Management Program Inspections under Clean Air Act Section 112(r)
  698.         LOPA and SIS/SIL
  699.         Valves installed backwards?
  700.         2010 SECTION VIII — DIVISION 1 NON-MANDATORY APPENDIX M - INSTALLATION AND OPERATION
  701.         Post Weld Heat Treating (PWHT) failure
  702.         Management of Organizational Change (OSHA Letter to RAs)
  703.         EPA Can Improve Implementation of the Risk Management Program for Airborne Chemical Releases (EPA OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL)
  704.         Process Hazards Analysis Techniques (Methodologies, Resources, and Time)
  705.         Rupture Disc between Pressure Vessel and Relief Valve (and after the RV)
  706.         Catastrophic Failure during pneumatic pressure test
  707.         Brittle Fracture (Catastrophic) Failure during HYDROTEST of Propane Bullet
  708.         What does "relief system design basis" mean?
  709.         Cellular Phones and Other Risks in Classified Areas
  710.         The BASICS on PRESSURE VESSEL SAFETY (OSHA)
  711.         5,700-gallon hydrochloric acid (HCl) storage tank ruptured during filling

 

The National Board Annual Violation Tracking Report identifies specific violations (per device type) commonly found on five (5) types of pressure equipment during jurisdiction-required inspections. The following data reflects the reporting period of 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2014 as reported by participating member jurisdictions. The Violation Tracking Report indicates problem areas and trends related to boiler and pressure vessel operation, installation, maintenance, and repair. The data also identifies problems before adverse conditions occur. This report serves as an important source of documentation for jurisdictional officials, providing statistical data to support the continued funding of inspection programs.

The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors has released its First Quarter Report of Violation Findings for 2015. The data captures problem areas and trends related to boiler and pressure vessel operation, installation, maintenance, and repair; and also identifies problems before unsafe conditions occur.

This report serves as an important source of documentation for jurisdictional officials, providing statistical data to support the continued funding of inspection programs.
 
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