DHS Top-Screen Submittal Deadline – November 29, 2016

Earlier this year, the DHS temporarily suspended the requirement to submit Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Top-Screens and Security Vulnerability Assessments (SVA) in order to allow for a phased rollout of the new Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT 2.0) surveys and enhanced risk-tiering methodology. On October 1, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reinstated the requirement […]

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2016 RETA National Conference

Risk Management Professionals is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 2016 RETA National Conference taking place at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from October 4-7. As part of the ammonia refrigeration community, we have been sponsoring RETA events for over a decade! Our staff enjoys discussing all aspects of ammonia safety management […]

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2016 Prevention First Symposium

Risk Management Professionals will be sponsoring booth 405 and presenting at the 2016 Prevention First Symposium in Long Beach, CA on September 27 & 28, 2016. The Prevention First Symposium is an onshore and offshore pollution prevention symposium and technology exhibition presented every two years by the California State Lands Commission. Knowledgeable professionals and experts […]

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EPA Enforcing General Duty Clause

A general reminder to all our followers/clients/potential clients that the EPA is enforcing the General Duty Clause in addition to the RMP regulations.  The General Duty Clause requires that facilities using hazardous substances evaluate the hazards posed by their process, and address any concerns or deficiencies.  This may mean a facility must go above and […]

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Proposed Refinery Safety & Prevention Amendments for California Refineries

On July 14, proposed updates to the California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program and Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements, primarily for California Refineries were issued. Please see the following locations for links to the proposed regulations, summaries, instructions for submitting comments, and a press release. CalARP – http://rmpcorp.com/sms_regulatory_updates/#CalEPA PSM – http://rmpcorp.com/sms_regulatory_updates/#CalOSHA Please note that comment deadlines are […]

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OSHA Retail Exemption – Interim Enforcement Policy

In an Interim Enforcement Policy update on December 23, 2015, OSHA examines and explains the retail exemption for the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard.  In short, a retailer must be engaged under NAICS Codes 44 and 45 in order to qualify for the retail exemption.  The previous exemption has been extended through September 30, 2016.  […]

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Eyewash and Safety Shower Issues at Ammonia Facilities

The IIAR put together a request for interpretation as it relates to eyewash and safety shower issues at ammonia facilities.  The article outlines the questions posed to OSHA regarding station placement and accessibility, as well and the answers received.  Please click here for the full text of the IIAR summary.

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Visit Risk Management Professionals at the 2016 Global Congress on Process Safety

Come visit Risk Management Professionals at GCPS 2016!  In addition to our exhibit (Booth 205), we will be making the following presentation: 12Apr16, 10:45 am – Metulev, Maher – PSM/RMP Modernization Programs in California – New Developments and Correlation to Evolution at the Federal Level For additional details on the 2016 Global Congress for Process Safety, […]

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RETA Los Angeles & Inland Empire Chapters Joint Ammonia Refrigeration Safety Day

Risk Management Professionals will be sponsoring and exhibiting at the RETA Los Angeles & Inland Empire Chapters Joint Ammonia Refrigeration Safety Day taking place on April 15, 2016 at Cypress College. Ryan Bray, Maria Monge, and Stephanie Smith will be attending and look forward to speaking with you and answering any questions you may have with regard to […]

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