This article represents the views of the authors. Although it is based on OSHA programs, it is not an OSHA policy document.
Articles to Improve Process Safety
Article first published online: 23 AUG 2011
Copyright © 2011 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Process Safety Progress
Volume 30, Issue 4, pages 303–306, December 2011
How to Cite
Long, L. A., Marshall, M. L. and Lay, J. (2011), Update on OSHA's PSM national emphasis programs. Proc. Safety Prog., 30: 303–306. doi: 10.1002/prs.10481
This article is a US Government work and, as such, is in the public domain in the United States of America.
- Issue published online: 16 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 23 AUG 2011
- Refinery NEP;
- Chemical NEP;
- national emphasis program
Since 2007, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has initiated two major national emphasis programs (NEPs) in process safety. The Petroleum Refinery Process Safety Management (PSM) NEP (Refinery NEP) was effective on June 7, 2007; the PSM Covered Chemical Facilities NEP (Chemical NEP) was effective on July 27, 2009. This article provides an update on the findings of these NEPs, including specific items cited and challenges encountered. Published 2011 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Process Saf Prog, 2011