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OSHA’s Next Move Uncertain as Court Halts Stricter Enforcement of PSM Standard

Oct 14, 2016
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has blocked efforts by OSHA to more strictly enforce its Process Safety Management (PSM) standard. 

The petition to halt OSHA’s stricter PSM enforcement was brought by the Agricultural Retailers Association, the Fertilizer Institute, and other businesses that claimed OSHA is required to follow notice-and-comment procedures when enforcing a rule more strictly, because it is tantamount to creating a new standard. The three-judge panel hearing the case unanimously agreed.

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