Monthly Archives: November 2011

PSM Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program goes NATIONWIDE!

OSHA promulgated the PSM standard in 1992 in response to a number of catastrophic incidents that occurred worldwide (See Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, 29 CFR 1910.119).  These incidents spurred broad recognition that releases of highly hazardous chemicals … Continue reading

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Torque Wrenches for Ammonia refrigeration valves

Yes, it really has come to this. Let’s start with a single citation… What equipment could this citation be concerning? Take a look at the compliance officer’s narrative: The officer went on to say in the OSHA 1-B Inspection worksheet: … Continue reading

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