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CSB Report Says Stronger PSM Requirements Could Have Prevented Explosion

April 25, 2018
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) says that a process safety management (PSM) system like the one required under OSHA's PSM rule could have prevented a fatal February 2017 explosion at a Louisiana paper mill, putting new pressure on the Trump administration to revive an Obama-era effort to strengthen OSHA's regulation. CSB's final report on the incident , released April 24, finds that Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) was not required to adopt the PSM protections because of a regulatory...


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