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Team OSHA or Team EPA?

By Susan Frizzell When it comes to clean air and threshold quantities (TQ’s), are you Team OSHA or Team EPA? Please take a deep breath, and let’s discuss it. The Clean Air Act of 1990 set the requirement for Team OSHA and Team EPA…

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NAPE 2020 SUMMIT

By Susan Frizzell The NAPE Summit 2020 was held Feb. 3-7, 2020 in Houston, Texas. It was my first year to attend and was so much more than I ever expected. My day started at 75-degree Fahrenheit temps in Lafayette, LA. The temperature was supposed…

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Tips for Internal PSM Audit Preparedness

 By Adele Mayeaux Does your process safety management (PSM) audit have you concerned, and are you unsure what to do? Well, you have come to the right place. We have sat on both sides of the audit table, and we can give you a…

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PHA in Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen

By Susan Frizzell Instead of cooking, could you do a PHA (Process Hazard Analysis) in Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen? What if a facilitator called everyone names, screamed “shut it down” and walked out? As I sit watching Gordon Ramsay in Hell’s kitchen, I contemplate…

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Workplace

By Susan Frizzell Is this the year your PSM program quits smoking and loses weight? As we enter a new year and a new decade, we all contemplate New Year’s Resolutions to be a better self. We decide to adopt healthier eating habits and…

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LAGCOE 2019 | Here’s what you are missing!

If you had any doubts about coming to the LAGCOE 2019 Conference this year, forget them and get to New Orleans today and tomorrow. LAGCOE 2019 is one of the best opening days that I have experienced with a schedule packed with informative sessions and great…

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Fatal Accidents at Work

Are you most likely to have a fatal accident at work? As an engineer, I love numbers. As an attorney, I love facts. As both, I love numerical facts. The US Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics website reports each fatal accident at…

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The Process Safety Management Party

Who invited PSM to the party? As I sit here reviewing Process Safety Management audit results, I reminisce on the birthday of the PSM scheme as we know it today. Many of those reading this will instantly proclaim 29 CFR 1910.119. However, the Code…

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