Event Details

Process Safety Management (PSM)

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
1:30 p.m.


To join on your computer or mobile app:
Password (if prompted): PSM@1230

To join by phone (audio only):
253-215-8782 or 253-205-0468
Meeting ID: 879 4704 9101
Passcode: 43800387

A pre-hearing overview will occur at 12:30 p.m. The hearing will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will continue until all oral comments are received.

L&I encourages the submittal of written comments, due by 5:00 p.m. on August 24, 2023.


The purpose of this rulemaking is to improve workplace safety and health at petroleum refineries. This rulemaking created a new Part B in chapter 296-67 WAC, Safety standards for process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals, which pertains specifically to process safety management (PSM) in petroleum refineries. The new Part B includes existing PSM requirements applicable to refineries updated with new requirements based on the best available evidence learned since the PSM rule was first adopted in 1992.