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Osha Considering Process Safety Management Revisions

Changes could be costly for compression industry.


Major changes are in prospect for the compression industry if the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proceeds to include all oil and gas production facilities under its Process Safety Management standard (PSM).

Jargon that field compressor mechanics use such as standard operating procedures (SOP), monthly preventive maintenance (PM) and standard service tickets may be supplemented by terms such as management of change (MOC), process hazard analysis (PHA), hazard and operability study (HAZOP), and mechanical integrity (MI).

Read the full article in the May issue of COMPRESSORtech2

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