PSRG PSM FORUM January 31, 2013

“OSHA Legislative Update”

by Mr. Mark S. Dreux, Arent-Fox LLP

PSRG Inc. is pleased to announce that we will hold our next PSM Forum luncheon on January  31, 2013 at Brady’s Landing Restaurant in Houston, Texas from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. You are cordially invited to attend. There is no fee to attend this event. A complimentary buffet lunch will be provided.

Guest Speaker will be Mr. Mark S. Dreux, a nationally recognized expert attorney in occupational safety and health law and partner at Arent Fox LLP in Washington, DC. Mark is a former federal prosecutor and specializes in representing employers and trade associations in all aspects of OSHA. Over the last 23 years, Mark has defended employers in 37 fire and explosion incidents, 105 fatality investigations, and hundreds of citations
alleging violations of the general duty clause, and OSHA standards, particularly PSM, LOTO, HAZCOM, emergency response, permit-required confined spaces, PPE, recordkeeping, and machine guarding. Mark has extensive experience counseling clients on OSHA’s Refinery and Chemical National Emphasis Programs (NEPs).

He has made presentations concerning key enforcement issues arising from NEP inspections, conducted NEP audits for employers under privilege, assisted employers to prepare for OSHA NEP inspections, conducted training on managing OSHA during NEP inspections, provided counseling on issues resulting from NEP inspections, and is currently defending several employers on NEP enforcement actions.
Mr. Dreux’s presentation will cover a Regulatory Update on OSHA and:
• Enforcement statistics and citation patterns from OSHA NEPs and other OSHA inspections
• Recent OSHA interpretations of the PSM standard
• OSHA’s use of industry standards in the enforcement process
• Lessons learned and how to incorporate these into your facility PSM programs
• Update on pending OSHA legislation and other activities at the Federal/State level (e.g., I2P2, etc.).
Presentation will commence about NOON following a complimentary buffet lunch. Buffet lunch will be available starting at approximately 11:15 AM. Q&A will follow Mr. Dreux’s presentation. Doors open at 11:00 AM. Lunch and presentation will take place at Brady’s Landing Restaurant, located on the Houston Ship Channel at 8505 Cypress Street, near I-610 and Highway 225 in SE Houston (Tel. 713-923-9488). For directions, see http://www.bradyslandingrestaurant.com/bradyslanding/directions.aspx, or contact PSRG at 713-532-8800.

Since 2001, PSRG has organized and hosted this PSM Forum as a venue for facility owners/operators to learn and exchange industry best practices and lessons learned with industry colleagues and their facilities.
If you and/or others in your company would like to attend this PSM Forum, please RSVP with names and contact information NLT January 30, 2013. To RSVP and/or for additional information, please do not hesitate to contact PSRG at 713-532-8800; OR via Email) psrghouston@psrg.com.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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