OSHA Revised Field Operations Manual Available

 

OSHA has made available the Revised Field Operations Manual. This document contains a lot of useful information for companies, too. It “implements the OSHA Field Operations Manual (FOM),and replaces the September 26, 1994 Instruction that implemented the Field Inspection Reference Manual (FIRM). The FOM is a revision of OSHA’s enforcement policies and procedures manual that provides the field offices a reference document for identifying the responsibilities associated with the majority of their inspection duties.”

In my mind, the most important section for companies is Chapter 3, Inspection Procedures. It covers:

  • Information about how inspectors choose their target companies
  • The difference between comprehensive and partial inspections
  • Expectations at the pre-inspection conference
  • Review of a company’s own safety records (such as documentation of required training)
    the walk-around inspection itself
  • The closing conference, and
  • potential penalties
     

Get your own copy of the free .pdf download : 

OSHA REVISED FIELD OPERATIONS MANUAL

2012 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reference Documents

 

Below are the 2012 TRI reference documents for PMPA member companies. These materials will help you understand the requirements, explain the issues, and will help you to make the calculations needed for your Form R Reporting.

Any questions please contact Miles Free gro.apmp@eerfm

 

Toxic Release Inventory Guidelines

 

Example Threshold Calculation Worksheet

 

EPA TRI Web Links

New Stormwater Regulations (in Ohio) – Training Material Available

 

The State of Ohio is in the process of updating its Stormwater General Permit to match the Federal multi sector requirements. The new permit is 171 pages long and involves greatly increased testing and monitoring.

We urge you to give consideration to the NO Exposure Conditional Exclusion described in one of the attachments below. Attachments are provided for a review of SPCC plans, as well as the Stormwater Webinar and supporting documents presented by Barb Knecht of Hzw Environmental on September 20th.

(Note: Materials are prepared anticipating the State of Ohio’s Promulgation of the regulations. The SPCC materials and other resources may be appropriate for shops in other states for planning and forward looking activities.)

 

SPCC Training Compatibility Mode

 

Changes in General Industrial Storm Water Permit

 

Industrial Storm Water Draft

 

Industrial Storm Water Final

 

No Exposure Guidance

 

NOI Form September 2011