E-NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE - FEBRUARY 2010
New Course Offering from ABS Consulting - Hosting a Regulatory Inspection
ABS Consulting has added a new course, Hosting a Regulatory Inspection, to its catalog. Scheduled for February 17-18 in Houston, Texas, attendees will learn how to plan for and manage inspections by regulatory agencies. This course is designed for all types of private and public sector organizations. It presents detailed information on how to plan for and manage inspections from regulatory agencies, such as OSHA, EPA, FDA, ATF, and DOT. Examples are from OSHA's process safety management (PSM) refinery National Emphasis Program (NEP), chemical facility NEP, combustible dust NEP, and recordkeeping NEP.
OSHA has scheduled two informal stakeholder meetings to solicit comments and suggestions on combustible dust hazards in the workplace. OSHA will use comments from these meetings in developing a proposed standard for combustible dust. The meetings are scheduled for February 17, 2010, at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Marriott Perimeter Center, 246 Perimeter Center Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30346.
Since 1980, more than 130 workers have been killed and more than 780 injured in combustible dust explosions. A February 7, 2008, explosion at an Imperial Sugar Co. plant in Port Wentworth, Georgia, killed 14 people and resulted in OSHA issuing nearly $8.8 million in penalties. OSHA is holding the meeting in Atlanta to make it easy for victims' families and others with relevant information about this deadly incident to attend.
"Fourteen people were killed in a combustible dust explosion that was preventable. The deaths need to stop," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA David Michaels. "Information gathered from these meetings will help OSHA move ahead on this urgently needed standard and prevent more deaths from combustible dust explosions."
For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.
FEATURED ABS CONSULTING TRAINING COURSES
Process Safety Management Compliance
March 22-24 - ABS Consulting - Knoxville, TN
Learn how to interpret the performance-based requirements of the OSHA PSM regulation and the prevention program portion of the EPA risk management program (RMP) rule and develop or improve your PSM program to be more cost-effective. Study specific guidelines for developing written programs, integrating PSM requirements into other corporate programs, and evaluating compliance throughout the life of the program. Take with Compliance Auditing and save!
Certified ISO 9001/ISO 14001 Lead Auditor
March 8-12 - Courtyard by Marriott International Drive - Orlando, FL
Satisfy the training requirements for both ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and ISO 14001 Lead Auditor certification in one week! Understand the benefits of documented quality assurance and environmental management systems. Gain knowledge of the requirements for both standards and the principles and methods of performing audits against them. This course is certified by RABQSA and is presented in partnership with Pillar Management Associates (the certified course provider).
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