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

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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