Could PSM Petition Head Off Suits?

An oil industry trade group is suing Cal/OSHA to force changes to the Process Safety Management regulation. But it also is petitioning the Standards Board for revisions. What gives? On … Read More »

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Top Stories of 2019

Twenty nineteen is in our rearview mirror and 2020 is now in focus. It is sure to be an eventful year for California’s occupational safety and health community. But before … Read More »

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Oil Group Challenges PSM Rule

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) is seeking to have critical parts of Cal/OSHA’s landmark 2017 process safety management reforms declared null and void. WSPA filed a lawsuit this month … Read More »

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Legal Action on PSM Reforms?

Two organizations representing California’s oil refining industry have demanded significant changes in proposed reforms to Cal/OSHA’s process safety management regulation. Triggered by the 2012 Chevron Richmond fire and buttressed by … Read More »

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Oil Group Takedown of Cal/OSHA’s PSM Proposal

The Western States Petroleum Association has issued a 49-page powerful takedown of Cal/OSHA’s proposed overhaul of its process safety management regulations.  WSPA says the changes would trigger “significant and burdensome operational … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Publishes PSM Reforms

Almost four years after a catastrophic and nearly fatal explosion and fire at the Chevron Richmond refinery sparked a statewide effort toward greater safety, Cal/OSHA has formally proposed a major … Read More »

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