Management Of Change: How To Ensure Compliance When Chemical Safety And Security Standards Evolve

Webinar: ID# 1001688
About This Course:
On August 1, 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13650-Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security. The EO is designed to enhance the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce risks associated with hazardous chemicals to facility workers and operators, communities, and responders.

EO 13650 has far reaching implications that EHS managers need to understand. For instance, it seeks to:
  • Improve operational coordination with, and support to, state and local partners
  • Enhance federal agency coordination and information sharing
  • Modernize policies, regulations and standards
  • Promote stakeholders to work on identifying best practices

In addition, EO 13650 directed that a working group of key federal agencies be established to coordinate efforts on three key regulatory programs: OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM), EPA Risk Management Program, and Department of Homeland Security Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).

It is believed that by better coordinating these three critical programs, overall risks could be mitigated and the burden of compliance on the regulated community could be reduced and made more cost effective.

In May 2014, the working group issued its report to the president. The report summarizes working group progress, findings and lessons learned, ongoing challenges, and priority next steps.

Now is the time for EHS managers to start assessing existing chemical risk management programs to prepare for full compliance. In particular, every EHS manager responsible for risk management needs to understand the overall thrust of the working group's report and begin to develop the necessary strategies for assuring that their PSM, RMP, and CFATS are in compliance and aligned with the report recommendations.

You can learn what changes may be in store for your facility by joining us for our webinar, Management of Change: How to Ensure Compliance When Chemical Safety and Security Standards Evolve. Our presenters, two professionals knowledgeable of the working group's progress, findings, and next steps, will explain how their May 2014 report can guide you to get your programs aligned with future regulatory changes.

Learning Objectives
  • Interpret EO 13650, the working group, and the working group report
  • Evaluate the key findings and recommendations of the working group report
  • Strategically prepare strategies for responding to the key findings and recommendations of the report as they relate to RMP
  • Interpret the key findings and recommendations of the report as they relate to PSM and CFATS
  • Evaluate suggested approaches for integrating and better aligning RMP, PSM, and CFATS
  • Evaluate your existing PSM, RMP, and CFATS programs in light of the report and if they are in full compliance figure out if you need to do anything else
  • Determine what kind of support to expect from local, state, and federal regulators
  • Decide on the next steps that your organization take
  • Identify and evaluate outside resources to assist your organization in your PSM/RMP/CFATS efforts
Register now to learn the most cost-effective ways to comply with present and future report recommendations.

About Your Presenter:

Brad Harbaugh



Brad Harbaugh is editor of the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) blog for MSDSonline - a leading provider of sustainable cloud-based compliance solutions that help businesses of all sizes cost-effectively manage a variety of global EH&S regulatory requirements. In addition to researching and reporting on current EH&S issues, Harbaugh is the creator of MSDSonline's popular GHS Answer Center and GHS Webinar series. He has presented at over 100 national and regional conferences on topics ranging from education to safety, including events for OSC, NSC, ASSE, and VPPPA among others. He is a graduate of DePaul University and holds an MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Don Dressler


Don Dressler Consulting

Don Dressler of Don Dressler Consulting of Irvine, California has been working with safety recordkeeping for over 15 years as the head of an agricultural trade association's safety and loss control staff and since 2003 as a safety and human resources consultant and attorney. Dressler focuses on safety, employment and human resources issues, accident investigations, OSHA compliance and workers' compensation. He serves as Risk and Safety Consultant to the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers, Group Safety Manager for the 3,500 members of the Attorneys and Accountants Association safety group sponsored by the American Association of Attorney/Certified Public Accountants and also legal advisor to the California Association of Agricultural Labor, an association of California farm labor contractors.
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