On November 13, 2018, Eric J. Conn, Micah Smith, and Beeta Lashkari of Conn Maciel Carey’s national OSHA Practice Group presented a webinar: “Process Safety Update: The Latest with OSHA’s PSM Standard & EPA’s RMP Rule.”
Following the tragic West Fertilizer explosion in 2013, then-President Obama issued an Executive Order directing OSHA, EPA and other agencies to “modernize” the way the government regulates chemical manufacturing processes. OSHA and EPA took sweeping actions in response to the Executive Order, from enforcement initiatives (like the second wave of Refinery PSM NEP inspections) to rulemaking and interpretation letters to overhaul OSHA’s PSM and EPA’s RMP regulatory landscape.
Then President Trump took office with a de-regulatory agenda. Just days into office, key safety and environmental regulations were delayed or repealed, new political leadership was installed, and enforcement policies were reexamined. So where does that leave OSHA’s and EPA’s efforts to change the structure of process safety management?
This webinar reviewed the status and likely future of OSHA’s PSM Standard and EPA’s RMP Rule, and other major safety and health related developments rolling out in the early stages of the Trump Administration.
Click here to view and listen to a recording of the webinar, and here is a link to a copy of the slides we presented. I also encourage you to check out our article about the Key Takeaways from the Inaugural Process Safety Summit in Washington, DC. The event was held on October 23rd, and allowed the more than 160 safety and legal representatives from the petroleum refining, chemical manufacturing, paper manufacturing, and fertilizer industries to hear from and share with senior federal government officials from OSHA, EPA and the Chemical Safety Board, both through interactive panel discussions and breakout roundtable discussions. Plan to join us next Fall for the 2nd Annual Process Safety Summit in Washington, DC.
The November 13th Process Safety webinar was the eleventh and penultimate webinar event in Conn Maciel Carey’s 2018 OSHA Webinar Series. If you missed any of our prior webinars in the 2018 series or webinars from past years’ OSHA Webinar Series, here is a link Conn Maciel Carey’s webinar archive.
We are excited to announce that Conn Maciel Carey’s OSHA Webinar Series will continue in 2019, and we have planned another exciting year of free, monthly OSHA webinars. Click here to view our full schedule, detailed program descriptions, and individual registration pages for the upcoming webinars in the 2019 OSHA Webinar Series. To register for the entire 2019 series, click here to send an email request, and we will automatically register you.