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New Jersey Group Says OSHA Fails to Enforce Process Safety Rule
3:06 PM MDT | July 30, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff
The New Jersey Work Environment Council (NJWEC; Trenton) has mounted a campaign to force the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to conduct enforcement reviews of facility compliance with OSHA’s process safety management (PSM) rule, saying few inspections to ensure compliance with the rule have taken place since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in the U.S. The PSM rule requires facilities that use hazardous chemicals to review what could go wrong in the event of an incident and to take safeguards to prevent releases. “Of the 21...
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