New Mexico Process Safety Management laws & safety compliance analysis

New Mexico Process Safety Management: What you need to know

New Mexico has adopted the federal OSHA regulations on process safety management (PSM) in the New Mexico Occupational Safety and Health Act, NMSA 50-9-13 and 11 NMAC 5.2.9. No additional state requirements apply.

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The federal rule for PSM of highly hazardous chemicals is intended to prevent or minimize the consequences of a catastrophic release of toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive chemicals from a process (29 CFR 1910.119). A process is any activity or combination of activities including any use, storage, manufacturing, handling, or the on-site movement of highly hazardous chemicals. The rule applies to a process that contains a threshold quantity or greater amount of a toxic or reactive chemical.

The New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (OHSB) administers and enforces workplace safety and health rules in the state


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