777 Avenue L'Auberge
Lake Charles, LA 70601 from 11 AM to 1:15 PM CDT
Doors open at 10:45am
OSHA PSM / EPA RMP Update
Significant DECISION FROM OSHRC discussing key sections of the PSM Standard Current Status of the RMP Rule—Immediate Requirements and the Delay and Reconsideration Rules
Mr. Mark Dreux
Partner at Arent Fox LLP
PSRG Inc. cordially invites you to attend our next PSMForum™ luncheon that will be held on three locations: January 22 in Houston; January 23 in Lake Charles; and January 24 in Baton Rouge. This event is FREE and a complimentary lunch will be provided. Presentation will commence around noon followed by a Q&A session. Guest Speaker will be Mr. Mark S. Dreux, a nationally recognized expert attorney in occupational S&H and Process Safety law and partner at Arent Fox LLP in Washington, DC. Mr. Dreux's presentation will encompass: Recent Decision from the Review Commission discussing internal corporate engineering standards and published codes, process equipment and old codes and adequacy and timing for addressing PHA findings RMP Update: the litigation over the Delay Rule is complete and six provisions in the Amendments to the RMP Rule are now in effect. These six requirements will be discussed. Meanwhile, EPA is still preparing a new rule to reconsider the amendments to the RMP Rule OSHA Legislative Update, including PSM Mr. Dreux is a former federal prosecutor and specializes in representing employers and trade associations in all aspects of OSHA. Over the last 25 years, Mark has defended employers in 37 fire and explosion incidents, 105 fatality investigations, and hundreds of citations alleging violations of the general duty clause, and OSHA standards, particularly PSM, LOTO, HAZCOM, emergency response, permit-required confined spaces, PPE, recordkeeping, and machine guarding. Mark has extensive experience counseling clients on OSHA's Refinery and Chemical National Emphasis Programs (NEPs). He has made presentations concerning key enforcement issues arising from NEP inspections, conducted NEP audits for employers under privilege, assisted employers to prepare for OSHA NEP inspections, conducted training on managing OSHA during NEP inspections, provided counseling on issues resulting from NEP inspections, and is currently defending several employers on NEP enforcement actions. Since 2001, PSRG has organized and hosted the PSMForum™ as a venue for facility owners/operators to learn more and exchange industry best practices and lessons learned with industry colleagues. So, if you work with an owner/operator company you are welcome to attend! If you and/or your colleagues would like to attend, please RSVP by clicking the registration link below and provide names and contact information before 5 pm on January 21st. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact PSRG at 713-532-8800 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!