Process Safety Management (PSM)
Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Thursday, August 17, 2023
Four Points Sheraton - Fairhaven Room
714 Lakeway Drive
Bellingham, WA 98229
A pre-hearing overview will occur at 9:00 a.m. The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.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.