The Clean Air Act Amendment of 1990, Section 112(r), required the EPA to issue regulations and guidance to prevent accidents and releases at facilities producing, handling, processing, distributing, or storing certain chemicals. The Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions of Section 112(r) require these facilities to develop, implement and sustain a risk management plan (RMP).
Per the RMP rule, the owner or operator of each facility shall ensure each employee presently involved in operating a process, and each employee before being involved in operating a new process, shall be trained in an overview of the process and in the operating procedures. The training shall include emphasis on the specific safety and health hazards, emergency operations including shutdown, and safe work practices applicable to the employee’s job tasks. In addition, “refresher training shall be provided at least every three years, and more if necessary, to each employee operating a process to ensure that the employee understands and adheres to the current operating procedures of the process.”
How We Help With RMP Training
Cognascents provides a general RMP awareness training workshop to all employees regardless of whether they are an operator or not. Cognascents also helps clients develop and implement facility-specific training focused on achieving compliance with the above RMP rule requirements.