October 19, 2021
CSB Renews Call For OSHA To Include ‘Reactive Hazards’ In PSM Rule
The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is ramping up its calls for OSHA to broaden its process safety management (PSM) standard to cover additional “reactive hazards,” along with a parallel push for EPA to bolster its chemical-safety rules, after a recent investigation blamed the current policies for failing to prevent a fatal hydrogen gas explosion. In a final investigation report published Sept. 24, CSB found that a May 2019 explosion at the AB Specialty Silicones manufacturing plant in Waukegan, IL, shows...
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