OSHA 1910.119

Last update: Jan 17, 2017

OSHA 1910.119, "Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals"  is a regulation that was released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 1992 after several industry incidents brought process safety into national focus. This regulation identifies certain requirements for preventing or minimizing the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive chemicals.

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