TIME AND DATE: July 25, 2013, 9:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. EDT.
OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES:
During its morning session, the Board voted to designate the following recommendations to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with the status "Open- Unacceptable Response":
Recommendation No. 2001-05-I-DE-R1: This recommendation calls upon OSHA to ensure coverage under the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard, at 29 CFR 1910.119, for atmospheric storage tanks that could be involved in a potential catastrophic release as a result of being interconnected to a covered process with 10,000 pounds of a flammable substance. This recommendation was issued pursuant to the CSB's investigation of the 2001 atmospheric tank explosion at the Motiva Delaware City Refinery.
Recommendation No. 2005-04-I-TX-R9: This recommendation calls upon OSHA to revise the PSM standard to require management of change reviews for organizational changes (e.g. mergers, acquisitions) that could impact process safety. This recommendation was issued pursuant to the CSB's investigation of the March 2005 BP Texas City Refinery Fire and Explosion.
Recommendation No. 2010-07-I-CT-UR1: This recommendation calls upon OSHA to issue a fuel gas safety standard for both general industry and construction. This recommendation was issued pursuant to the CSB's investigations of the February 2010 incident at Kleen Energy in Middletown, CT, and the June 2009 explosion and ammonia release at ConAgra in Garner, NC.
During its afternoon session, the Board voted to designate four recommendations to OSHA related to the issuance of a general industry standard for combustible dusts with the status "Open- Unacceptable Response":
The Board also voted to designate an OSHA general industry standard for combustible dust as the CSB's first “Most Wanted Chemical Safety Improvement” issue.
Transcript of July 25, 2013, Public Meeting
Federal Register Notice (78 FR 41908, July 12, 2013)
Summaries of staff evaluations to be presented
Morning Session Power Point Slides
Afternoon Session Power Point Slides
Testimony of Mr. Tom Galassi, Director, OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs
Board Order 46, which establishes the CSB's Most Wanted Chemical Safety Improvements Program.
Frequently Asked Questions about the CSB's Recommendations
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