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Document ID (ISN)60870
CIS number 93-1432
ISSN - Serial title 0097-6326 - Federal Register
Year 1992
Convention or series no. 29 CFR 1910
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Title OSHA Final Rule - Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals; Explosives and blasting agents [USA]
Bibliographic information 24 Feb. 1992, Vol.57, No.36, p.6356-6417. Illus. 18 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This Final Rule (effective 26 May 1992) was issued under the authority of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and the Clean Air Act. It concerns the prevention or minimisation of the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic or dangerous chemicals. Main headings: application, definitions, employee participation, process safety information, process hazard analysis, operating procedures, training contractors, pre-startup safety review, mechanical integrity, hot work permit, management of change, incident investigation, emergency planning and response, compliance audits, trade secrets. In appendix: list of highly hazardous chemicals, toxics and reactives (with CAS No. and threshold quantity in lb); a sample block flow diagram; compliance guidelines and recommendations for process safety management (non-mandatory). The Rule is preceded by a very extensive section on: background; OSHA agency action; summary and explanation of the Final Rule; statutory considerations; analysis of regulatory impact and flexibility, trade and environmental impact.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; chemical industry; USA; major hazards; process engineering; emergency organization; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) list of chemical substances; economic aspects; information of personnel; directive; comment on directive; environmental pollution
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
Chemical industry