OSHA’s Proposed Updates to Lockout Tagout

The Control of Hazardous Energy standard (29 Code of Federal Regulations [C.F.R.] 1910.147), commonly known as Lockout Tagout (LOTO) under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been relatively untouched since it was published in 1989. LOTO infractions are one of the persistent and most-cited OSHA standards. The top 10 frequently cited LOTO infractions

This is Why We Inspect. This is Why We Audit.

A husband/father lost his life while on the job. On November 22, 2022, a hotel maintenance worker didn’t come home to his family after work. According to the Ann Arbor, Michigan Fire Department, the worker was found unresponsive the next day in the boiler room where he was confirmed dead. Authorities concluded that the cause

A Holistic Approach to Process Safety Management

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.119 lists 14 program safety elements required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for processes involving highly hazardous chemicals that are used or stored in a location in certain quantities. Each of these 14 elements contain additional components required for the programs, and some of the elements

Ask the Expert – Allen Mires and Process Safety Managment

Allen Mires serves as Sr. Health & Safety Specialist at EHS Support. As our Process Safety Management (PSM) expert, he works closely with clients to conduct comprehensive inspections under the PSM standard that evaluate the procedures used by the client and other stakeholders to manage the hazards associated with processes using highly hazardous chemicals. In

CLIENT ALERT: Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) Revalidation

On February 24, 1992, OSHA implemented the Final Rule for Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals. Officially adopted in 1996, OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.119 established uniform policies, procedures, standard clarifications, and compliance guidance for enforcement of the standard for process safety management (PSM) of highly hazardous chemicals. OSHA required all PSM covered processes