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Outreach Program:

The New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau  (NM OSHA) has coordinated with industry professionals to offer FREE informational presentations for safety personnel at facilities in New Mexico with processes that are subject to the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) standard.

Recent Event: PSM Outreach Flyer

PSM Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program:

Federal OSHA revised the National Emphasis Program (NEP) for inspecting facilities with highly hazardous chemicals (HHCs) in amounts at or greater than the threshold quantities listed in 29 CFR 1910.119. The new Process Safety Management Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program (CPL 03-00-021) instruction replaces the old directive, CPL 03-00-014, which was issued on November 29, 2011.

This new instruction provides guidance to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) national, regional, area, and State Plan offices for implementing and conducting an NEP to reduce or eliminate workplace hazards associated with the catastrophic release of highly hazardous chemicals at facilities, including petroleum refineries, covered by OSHA’s Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (PSM) standard, 29 CFR 1910.119. Both programmed and unprogrammed inspections associated with this NEP will begin on May 1, 2017 in New Mexico.

This new instruction describes an updated initiative by OSHA. Under the previous related instructions, OSHA conducted inspections of facilities covered by OSHA’s PSM standard either through an instruction specific to petroleum refineries or an instruction related to all other PSM-covered chemical facilities excluding petroleum refineries. This instruction is applicable to all facilities, including petroleum refineries, covered by the PSM standard. NEP inspections conducted at petroleum refineries will be conducted in the same manner as NEP inspections conducted at all other facilities covered by this instruction.

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On August 12, 2022, the Department of Health issued an amended emergency public health order (PHO), which no longer requires employers to report outbreaks to NMED when four or more workers test positive within a 14-day period. However, the PHO did not change the requirement that employers must continue to report individual cases.

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