South Carolina Process Safety Management laws & safety compliance analysis

South Carolina Process Safety Management: What you need to know

South Carolina has adopted the federal OSHA regulations on process safety management (PSM) in R. 71-600. 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 state program is administered by the Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation's Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

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