On March 16th, Eric J. Conn and Amanda Strainis-Walker of Conn Maciel Carey’s national OSHA Practice Group delivered a webinar regarding “OSHA’s PSM Standard & EPA’s RMP Rule: Rulemaking, ‘Interpretations’ and Enforcement” as part of the Firm’s 2016 OSHA Webinar Series.
Following the tragic West Fertilizer explosion in 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order directing OSHA, EPA and other agencies to “modernize” the manner in which the government regulates chemical manufacturing processes. OSHA and EPA are taking sweeping actions in response to this Executive Order, from enforcement initiatives to rulemaking efforts to overhaul the PSM and RMP regulations, as well as some controversial rulemaking by interpretation letter. This webinar dove deep into the changes we have already seen, and those making their way through the rulemaking process.
Participants learned about:
Details of Pres. Obama’s Executive Order to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security
OSHA’s and EPA’s Rulemaking Efforts to “modernize” the PSM and RMP regulations
OSHA’s controversial PSM rulemaking by interpretation letters
EPA’s new interpretation of the three-year compliance audit requirement
This webinar was the third installment in Conn Maciel Carey’s 2016 OSHA Webinar Series. Plan to join us for the remaining complimentary monthly OSHA webinars. To register for the entire 2016 series, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will take it from there.
Our next event in the Series is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19th at 1:00 PM ET, when my Kara M. Maciel and Lindsay A. Smith will take a hard look at OSHA Whistleblower Investigations. Here is a link to more information about that event and the registration page.