The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed fines of $99,000 against Williams Olefins for a June explosion at its plant in Geismar, La., that killed two workers and injured 80 others. OSHA cited the company for six process safety management standard violations, including one willful. Process safety management encompasses detailed procedures employers must follow to address hazards with processes and equipment using large amounts of hazardous chemicals. In this case, OSHA says the violators involved the use of propylene.
Source: Insurance Journal
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