RMP v/s CalARP Title 19

RMP v/s CalARP Title 19

As many professionals within the PSM/RMP industry understand the nuances of personal interpretation by what is considered to many as being a very black and white federal law, there are still certain obstacles one must overcome, should a should be considered a SHALL, are all SHALLs actually required, so on and so forth. This is not including what is considered to be the Mecca of […]

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40 CFR 68.200 Recordkeeping

40 CFR 68.200 Recordkeeping

Well we learned something new last week and another item to the table the makes EPA’s RMP a little different to OSHA’s PSM.  Most of us know all the time tables associated with elements of PSM/RMP, but for myself reading 40 CFR 68.200 was a change in how I thought I knew the regulation. “The owner or operator shall maintain records supporting the implementation of […]

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Part 2 of 4: NEP Questions?

Part 2 of 4: NEP Questions?

Part 2 of 4: NEP Questions? The Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations is over 20 years old and the National Emphasis Program (NEP) is nearing five years, and the regulators are not slowing down. Recent alerts from EPA (anhydrous ammonia at refrigeration facilities under scrutiny) and OSHA (RAGAGEP in PSM enforcement) show their passion for compliance. President Obama has signed executive orders and mandated re-writes […]

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Part 1 of 4: NEP Questions?

Part 1 of 4: NEP Questions?

PSM regulation is over 20 years old and the National Emphasis Program running on 5 years, the regulators are not slowing down.  Recent alerts from EPA (Anhydrous Ammonia at Refrigeration Facilities under Scrutiny) and OSHA (RAGAGEP in PSM Enforcement) show their pursuant for compliance.  Obama has signed chemical executive orders and mandated re-writes of PSM/RMP regulations occurring now.  End users in our industry have to […]

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OSHA Region 7 PSM Update 2016

OSHA Region 7 PSM Update 2016

Region 7 OSHA gave the PSM update for 2016 @ GCAP’s 8th Annual Ammonia Safety Day this month. Much emphasis was placed on; RAGAGEP (Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices) such as IIAR, ASHRAE, Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), and others. Retail Exemption Changes Re-write of 1910.119 Emergency Planning and Response View the presentation by clicking this link GCAP OSHA PSM 2016 Update Region […]

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EPA RMP Region 7 2016 Update

EPA RMP Region 7 2016 Update

This years 8th Annual Ammonia Safety Day in Kansas City for Region 7 was a great success.  Over 275 attendees, 27 exhibitors, and a live ammonia release including igniting ammonia in an explosion chamber. Regions 7 EPA gave a yearly update and explained the new proposed rule, and top 10 list for EPA inspections.  They also explained Region 7 highest citations by element and examples […]

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Update: Proposed OSHA PSM Standard Revisions

Update: Proposed OSHA PSM Standard Revisions

OSHA has recently released some information to their proposed changes to the PSM rule.  Whom attended the IIAR conference in Orlando was made aware during the government panel and whom attend GCAP’s Safety Day in Kansas City will also receive some of the updates. Some will directly have affect on our industry and some are unrelated. The government website url released is having maintenance going […]

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Brian Caron Memorial Fund

Brian Caron Memorial Fund

A tragic ammonia accident occurred last week in Massachusetts. Brian Caron, 43, died Wednesday in an ammonia leak at a Stavis Seafoods warehouse in South Boston, where he worked as the facilities manager. Caron was overcome by ammonia fumes inside the cold storage warehouse on Channel Street in South Boston. He was one of five workers who smelled the fumes just as their shift ended Wednesday at […]

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Proposed Changes to the EPA RMP Rule

Proposed Changes to the EPA RMP Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the Accidental Release Prevention Requirements of Risk Management Programs (RMP) under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7). The proposed revisions aim to modernize its chemical safety and security regulations, guidance, and policies are required under Executive Order (EO) 13650. EO 13650 directs the federal government to carry out a number of tasks intended to prevent […]

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GCAP Ammonia Safety Day

GCAP Ammonia Safety Day

8th Annual Region 7 Ammonia Safety Day Don’t miss this years 8th annual ammonia safety day.  If you from Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, or Arkansas and anywhere else come join us for a great chance of education and building relationships within the industry.   If you been before, come back and continue the education. If you have never made a GCAP hosted safety day, we […]

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