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Process Safety
Management
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


OSHA 3132
2000 (Reprinted)
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Process Safety
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U.S. Department of Labor
Alexis M. Herman, Secretary

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Charles N. Jeffress, Assistant Secretary


OSHA 3132
2000 (Reprinted)
 Contents                                                                                 iii


The Problem .......................................................................... 1
How the Standard Works ....................................................... 5
Process Safety Information ................................................... 7
Process Hazard Analysis ....................................................... 9
Operating Procedures .......................................................... 12
Employee Participation ....................................................... 14
Training ................................................................................ 15
      Initial Training ............................................................ 15
      Refresher Training ...................................................... 15
      Training Documentation ............................................. 15
Contractors .......................................................................... 16
      Application ................................................................. 16
      Employer Responsibilities .......................................... 16
      Contract Employer Responsibilities ........................... 16
Pre-Startup Safety Review .................................................. 18
Mechanical Integrity ............................................................ 19
Hot Work Permit .................................................................. 21
Management of Change ...................................................... 22
Incident Investigation .......................................................... 23
Emergency Planning and Response .................................... 24
Compliance Audits ............................................................... 25
Trade Secrets ....................................................................... 26
Part 1910-Occupational Safety and Health Standards ........ 27
 1910.109 Explosives and Blasting Agents ....................... 27
 1910.119 Process Safety Management of
   Highly Hazardous Chemicals ........................................... 28
Appendix A - List of Highly Hazardous Chemicals,
   Toxics and Reactives (Mandatory) .................................. 42
Appendix B - Block Flow Diagram and Simplified Process
   Flow Diagram (Nonmandatory) ....................................... 46
OSHA Consultation Directory .............................................. 48
States With Approved Plans ................................................ 50
Related Publications ........................................................... 54


                                                                                   Contents
 The Problem                                                        1


   Unexpected releases of toxic, reactive, or flammable liquids and
gases in processes involving highly hazardous chemicals have been
reported for many years. Incidents continue to occur in various
industries that use highly hazardous chemicals which may be toxic,
reactive, flammable, or explosive, or may exhibit a combination of
these properties. Regardless of the industry that uses these highly
hazardous chemicals, there is a potential for an accidental release any
time they are not properly controlled. This, in turn, creates the
possibility of disaster.
   Recent major disasters include the 1984 Bhopal, India, incident
resulting in more than 2,000 deaths; the October 1989 Phillips
Petroleum Company, Pasadena, TX, incident resulting in 23 deaths
and 132 injuries; the July 1990 BASF, Cincinnati, OH, incident
resulting in 2 deaths, and the May 1991 IMC, Sterlington, LA,
incident resulting in 8 deaths and 128 injuries.
   Although these major disasters involving highly hazardous
chemicals drew national attention to the potential for major catastro-
phes, the public record is replete with information concerning many
other less notable releases of highly hazardous chemicals. Hazard-
ous chemical releases continue to pose a significant threat to employ-
ees and provide impetus, internationally and nationally, for authori-
ties to develop or consider developing legislation and regulations to
eliminate or minimize the potential for such events.
   On July 17, 1990, OSHA published in the Federal Register (55 FR
29150) a proposed standard,--"Process Safety Management of
Highly Hazardous Chemicals"--containing requirements for the
management of hazards associated with processes using highly
hazardous chemicals to help assure safe and healthful workplaces.
   OSHA's proposed standard emphasized the management of
hazards associated with highly hazardous chemicals and established
a comprehensive management program that integrated technologies,
procedures, and management practices.
   The notice of proposed rulemaking invited comments on any
aspect of the proposed standard for process safety management of
highly hazardous chemicals and announced the scheduling of a
hearing to begin on November 27, 1990, in Washington, DC.
   On November 1, 1990, OSHA published a Federal Register notice
(55 FR 46074) scheduling a second hearing to begin on February 26,

                                                           The Problem
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