PSM Citations – A year broken down by Industrial Classification

OSHA has posted a breakdown of PSM citations so you can compare industry groups that have been cited by Federal OSHA during the period October 2010 through September 2011.

I plugged this data into Excel and ran some numbers between SIC codes for Ammonia Refrigeration process and the Petrochem facilities – it was not surprising that the results were as follows:

There’s essentially no significant difference there. If you are one of those people who believe that “Ammonia refrigeration” is not really a PSM process, you should know that OSHA doesn’t share your beliefs.

Please note that this data ends directly BEFORE the Chemical National Emphasis Program went nation-wide. The data I’ve seen since then shows these numbers have gone up significantly in both number of citations and the amounts of the fine.

About Brian Chapin

PSM / RMP Compliance Consultant
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