December 4, 2020
10th Circuit Backs OSHA In Case Applying PSM Standard To Boilers
A federal appeals court is backing OSHA’s argument that its process safety management (PSM) standard covers not just equipment that contains high hazard chemicals (HHCs) but anything “connected” to those devices such as boilers, rejecting an Oklahoma refinery’s argument that the rule is ambiguous and should be read narrowly. In its 2-1 ruling issued Oct. 27 in Scalia v. Wynnewood Refining, et al. , a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit holds that the...
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