OSHA: Targeting The Chemical Industry

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 12:33 PM EDT) -- Chemical plant managers who have found themselves missing their friendly neighborhood U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspector need worry no more.

On Nov. 29, 2011, OSHA announced the nationwide expansion of its process safety enforcement program for the chemical industry. Formally known as the Process Safety Management (PSM) Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program (NEP), or the chemical NEP, the national program is based on a previously piloted program in 16 states.

The origin of the program has its roots in the Texas City Refinery...
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