Process Safety Alliance
(signed January 22, 2008; concluded January 22, 2010)
- American Chemical Society (ACS)
- American Chemistry Council (ACC)
- Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS, a Technical Alliance of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers)
- The Chlorine Institute (CI)
- National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA)
- Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA)
- United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Through the OSHA and Process Safety Alliance, the signatories will focus on providing the Alliance Partners' members and the general public, including small businesses, with information, guidance, and access to training resources in the field of process safety including the management of chemical reactivity hazards. The Alliance's organizations will work together to help prevent catastrophic explosions, fires, and toxic releases to protect employees, manufacturing facilities, the environment and the public. The goals of the Alliance include:
Training and education
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of process safety courses.
Outreach and communication
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or the Alliance Partners' conferences and regional or local meetings, such as those attended by small businesses.
- Share information among OSHA and EPA personnel and industry process safety professionals regarding the best practices or effective approaches developed by the Alliance Partners, and publicize results through outreach by Alliance Partners and through OSHA- or Alliance Partners-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and Web sites.
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on the identification and management of chemical reactivity hazards that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on issues including process safety to help forge innovative solutions in communities and the workplace or to provide input on process safety issues.
- Agreement signed January 22, 2008.
Alliance Annual Reports
- Alliance Annual Report 2008-2009, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Close-out Report, As of January 22, 2010.
Alliance News Releases
- OSHA Announces New Alliance with Process Safety Group. OSHA News Release, (2008, January 23).
Products and Resources
- Preventing Process Incidents Caused by Vehicular Impact. Through the OSHA and Process Safety Alliance, the group revised "Preventing Process incidents Caused by Vehicular Impact." The document discusses means to achieve impact protection within chemical processes in order to prevent chemical releases and/or explosions. (2010, June).
- Remote Isolation of Process Equipment. Through the OSHA and Process Safety Alliance, the group revised "Remote Isolation of Process Equipment." The document discusses best practices associated with isolating hazardous material in the event of an emergency. (2010, June).
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletins
- Process Safety/OSHA Alliance page