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Process Safety Management (PSM) Advisory Committee


Photo by Scott Butner. DSC_3142-16 Tesoro March Point Refinery near Anacortes, Wash.
Tesoro March Point Refinery near Anacortes, Wash.
Creative Commons licensed photo by Scott Butner.

Background

Catastrophic events at oil refineries across the U.S. have tragically claimed the lives of many workers — including 13 in Washington State since 1998. Six workers died from a Process Safety Management (PSM) related incident in 1998 at a petroleum refinery in Anacortes. In 2010, 7 more workers died when a heat exchanger used in the refining process at a petroleum refinery in Anacortes exploded and the fire engulfed the workers. These incidents have led to much discussion about what could have been done to prevent these tragedies.

Purpose

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is establishing a PSM Advisory Committee.

The purpose this committee is to discuss ways to improve workplace safety and health at refineries, stakeholders have a shared goal of providing a safe and healthy work environment for employees to ensure Washington is a leader in refinery worker safety practices. The efforts of the advisory committee will promote safer and more productive refineries in Washington.

The PSM Advisory Committee meetings are open to all interested labor and business representatives who wish to participate.

PSM Advisory Committee members

Labor

International Union of Operating Engineers, Josh Swanson
Washington Building & Trades, Neil Hartman
USW 591 retired, Steve Garey
USW 591, Noreen Schmidt
USW 591, Brian Ricks
Alternate Nominee, USW 591 President, Judd Hippi
Alternate Nominee, USW 591, Butch Cleve

Industry

Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), Frank Holmes
BP Cherry Point, Mark Moore
BP Cherry Point, Bill Kidd
Tesoro Anacortes, Mike Johnson
Tesoro Anacortes, Matt Marusich
Phillips 66, Dan Toperosky
Shell Puget Sound, Steve Williams
Shell Puget Sound, Ada Cuadrado
US Oil & Refining Co, Brady Winder
Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), Greg McClintock
Alternate Nominee, Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), Jessica Spiegel

Rulemaking Information

More information and resources


Next meeting agenda

Coming soon.


Process Safety Management (PSM) Rule Review Committee meetings

Process Safety Management Advisory Committee meeting dates


Previous meeting reports

For additional information about meetings, contact:

Devin Proctor (Devin.Proctor@Lni.wa.gov)
Phone: 360-902-5895


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