OSHA Joins EPA Listening Sessions On Chemical Accident Prevention

June 8, 2021
Listening sessions scheduled for June 16, 2021 and July 8, 2021.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will participate in virtual listening sessions on June 16, 2021 and July 8, 2021 hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The goals of the sessions are to solicit input from stakeholders about the EPA Risk Management Program regulation revisions since 2017 and address new priorities, as directed under Executive Order 13990: Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science To Tackle the Climate Crisis. OSHA will receive comments on its Process Safety Management standard to continue coordination with EPA. The standard contains workplace safety requirements for managing processes using highly hazardous chemicals.

The listening sessions will be open to the public and take place on June 16 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT and on July 8 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT. Those interested in speaking must pre-register at https://www.epa.gov/rmp/forms/virtual-public-listening-sessions-risk-management-program-rule. Register to speak at the June 16 listening session by June 14. For the July 6 meeting, register to speak by July 8.

OSHA encourages public comments in writing. They should be submitted electronically by July 15 at https://www.regulations.gov/. Comments must be identified with Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OLEM-2021-0312. The Federal Register notice contains more information.

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