Control of The Hazards Associated with Reactive Chemicals
Highly hazardous reactive chemicals pose a significant risk to chemical plant workers
and the communities around them. These chemicals have the potential to create
explosions, fires and releases of toxic materials. Unfortunately, the OSHA PSM
regulation only covers a small fraction of these chemicals and in addition, the
requirements of the regulation are not well understood by many companies.
Recommended Practice – 101 is intended to fill this gap. It provides guidance on how to
identify highly hazardous reactive chemicals and the recognized and generally accepted
good engineering practices needed to control their hazards.