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The Technical Toolkit: OSHA PSM Updates in Response to Executive Order 13650
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Due to an incident at a fertilizer facility in West, Texas, which caused 15 fatalities in 2013, Executive Order 13650 Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security was issued.

In response to that Executive Order, OSHA posed 17 Requests For Information (RFI's) to the oil, gas, and chemical industries in order to identify potential updates to the PSM standard. Some of those RFI's were:
  • Eliminating the PSM Exemption for Atmospheric Storage Tanks;
  • Inclusion of Oil and Gas-Well Drilling and Servicing in PSM;
  • Updating the List of Highly Hazardous Chemicals in Appendix A of the PSM Standard;
  • Defining RAGAGEP for Employers;
  • Expansion of Mechanical Integrity to Any Safety-Critical Equipment;
  • Overhauling the Auditing Requirements in Paragraph (o) of the PSM Standard; and
  • Updating the Flammable Liquid and Spray Finishing Standards.
For a complete list and description of the OSHA PSM RFI's click here.

Listed below are updates to the PSM standards already completed in response to the Executive Order: 
To follow the updates OSHA is proposing, visit the CSB's Rulemaking Watch website.
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Cognascents Presents: The Path Forward
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The Path Forward is a new section in Cognascents' monthly newsletter intended to help our readers better themselves.

With the oil, gas, and chemical industries currently struggling, Cognascents feels this is a great time for an individual to continue their growth to become a more knowledgeable expert in their respective field.

Future Path's Forward will include classes and training courses from around the industry and academia that our experts have taken and recommend; however, to start off 2016 we propose to continue your growth by taking one of our courses listed below:



PSM Overview
April 25


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Cognascents Integrity Blog
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What is FoMO? I can't believe you haven't heard of it...where have you been?!

FoMO stands for Fear of Missing Out and is an unhealthy angst of being absent from or uninvited to pleasurable/rewarding experiences others might be having. The internet and social media have done amazing things to connect the world and satisfy the psychological hunger most of us have to be connected, included, and accepted socially. But if not used with moderation, social media and the constant state of being plugged in can distort your view of reality as you witness life and perhaps even live through Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram...

Read Cognascents' full blog here.
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Process Safety Moment
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Taking responsibility for something is not always the easiest of things to do, especially when "that something" does not directly apply to you.

However, when it comes to process safety in the oil, gas, and chemical industries, we are consistently asked to do just that. Our actions, our work, and our responsibilities often have significant impacts on others, not just ourselves.

For that reason, Cognascents is re-using a common phrase to start off the year 2016 in the right way: "See It, Own It."

It is a simple phrase with a lasting meaning. If you see something that should be fixed, own it, and make sure that the final result is a better/safer outcome.
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Insights Discovery®
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How can you help individuals understand themselves better?

How can you build confidence in your peers?

How can you transform the way you do business?

Imagine if you were taught an engaging and practical way to help individuals develop themselves.

The Insights Discovery® Personal Profile is a personal development tool which gives individuals an engaging, reinforcing and transformational insight into themselves and others.

See how Insights Discovery® will make positive impacts on your team.
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