PSRG Foro PSM. 1 de marzo de 2016. Baton Rouge, LA.
OSHA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE ON POTENTIAL CHANGES TO PSM STANDARD AND RECENT OSHA PSM INTERPRETATIONS. POTENTIAL CHANGES TO SBREFA PROCESS.
Mr. Mark S. Dreux, Arent-Fox LLP
PSRG Inc. (www.psrg.com) is pleased to announce that we will hold our next PSM Forum luncheon on March 1, 2016 in Baton Rouge, at Drusilla Place Catering, 3482 Drusilla Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 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. Mr. Dreux’s presentation will encompass:
- Three recent OSHA memoranda, which define RAGAGEP, change its mixture rule for Appendix A substances and severely limits the retail exemption to PSM.
- Two significant PSM court cases, one challenging OSHA’s expansive definition of process equipment and the other challenging the RAGAGEP memoranda.
- The SBREFA review process, outlining the additional potential changes to the RMP Rule and the PSM Standard and Industry’s comments to those potential changes.
Mr. Dreux 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.
Doors open at 10:45 AM. Presentation will commence about NOON following a complimentary buffet lunch. Buffet lunch will be available starting at approximately 11:00 AM. Q&A will follow Mr. Dreux’s presentation.
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 before February 26, 2016. To RSVP, and/or for additional information, please do not hesitate to contact PSRG at 713-532-8800; or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
Robert J. Weber, P.E.