Standard Cited: 19100119 F01 ID Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals.
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Inspection Nr: 312412356
Citation Type: Serious
Abatement Date: 06/03/2010
Issuance Date: 04/28/2010
Nr Instances: 1
Nr Exposed: 24
Related Event Code (REC):
Report ID: 0854910
Contest Date: 05/27/2010
Final Order: 10/23/2013
|Type||Latest Event||Event Date||Penalty||Abatement Due Date||Citation Type||Failure to Abate Inspection|
|Penalty||F: Formal Settlement||10/23/2013||06/03/2010||Serious|
Text For Citation: 03 Item/Group: 011C Hazard: REFINERY
29 CFR 1910.119(f)(1)(i)[D] The employer shall develop and implement written operating procedures that provide clear instructions for safely conducting activities involved in each covered process consistent with the process safety information and shall address at least the following elements: Emergency shutdown including the conditions under which emergency shutdown is required, and the assignment of shutdown responsibility to qualified operators to ensure that emergency shutdown is executed in a safe and timely manner. A. The employer did not ensure that written procedures provided clear instructions for emergency shutdown including the conditions under which emergency shutdown is required and the assignment of shutdown responsibility to qualified operators to ensure that emergency shutdown is executed in a safe and timely manner. This violation was identified during inspections of the facility from November 2009 to March 2010, Silver Eagle Refining Inc., 2355 South 1100 West, Woods Cross, UT, 84087. During review of the #1 Crude Unit Emergency Shutdown Procedures, it was identified that all procedures did not include specific information regarding the conditions under which an emergency shutdown is to be performed. Document MDDW 1-UOSH138, pgs 0002-0004, section "scope" it states "For any outage that forces the unit off process." No safe operating limit such as high pressure, loss of feed, etc. is specified for implementation of this procedure. By not specifying conditions for implementing an emergency shutdown procedure, potential for confusion exists which can result in error, exposing employees to hazardous situations that can cause serious injury or death. This may be a system-wide occurrence that requires evaluation of all emergency shutdown procedures throughout the facility.