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Web Date: August 8, 2017

California tightens safety regulations for refineries

Move comes in the wake of major accidents
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: industrial safety, California, refineries, regulation

California is requiring its 15 refineries to adopt comprehensive new requirements to improve safety for workers and communities around the facilities.

Regulations that the state issued on Aug. 4 call for refineries to adopt inherently safer designs and systems to the “greatest extent feasible” and increase employer responsibility for the safety of refinery equipment. Those rules authorize workers to shut down equipment in the event of unsafe conditions and allow anonymous reporting . . .

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