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Planning  and Community Right to Know Act  of 1986.  The Secretary may

make additions to such list when a substance is found to pose a threat

of serious injury or fatality in the event of an accidental release in

the workplace.

   (c) Elements of Safety Standard.-Such standard  shall, at minimum,

require employers to-

      (1) develop and maintain written safety information identifying

   workplace  chemical and  process hazards,  equipment  used in  the

   processes, and technology used in the processes;

      (2)  perform  a  workplace  hazard  assessment,  including,  as

   appropriate,  identification of  potential sources  of  accidental

   releases, an  identification of  any previous  release within  the

   facility   which   had  a   likely   potential  for   catastrophic

   consequences in the workplace, estimation of  workplace effects of

   a range of releases, estimation  of the health and  safety effects

   of such range on employees;

      (3)  consult with  employees and  their representatives  on the

   development and conduct of hazard assessments and the develop-

   ment of chemical accident  prevention plans and provide access  to

   these and other records required under the standard;  

      (4) establish  a  system to  respond  to the  workplace  hazard

   assessment findings, which shall  address prevention,  mitigation,

   and emergency responses;

      (5)  periodically review  the workplace  hazard assessment  and

   response system;

      (6) develop and implement  written operating procedures for the

   chemical process  including procedures  for each operating  phase,

   operating limitations, and safety and health considerations;

      (7)  provide  written  safety  and   operating  information  to

   employees   and   train   employees   in   operating   procedures,

   emphasizing hazards and safe practices;

      (8)  ensure contractors  and  contract  employees are  provided

   appropriate information and training;

      (9) train  and educate  employees and contractors  in emergency

   response  in  a manner  as  comprehensive  and  effective as  that

   required by the regulation promulgated pursuant  to section 126(d)

   of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act;

      (10)  establish  a quality  assurance  program  to ensure  that

   initial  process  related  equipment,  maintenance materials,  and

   spare parts  are fabricated and  installed consistent with  design


      (11) establish maintenance systems for critical process related

   equipment   including   written  procedures,   employee  training,

   appropriate inspections, and  testing of such equipment  to ensure

   ongoing mechanical integrity;

      (12) conduct pre-start-up safety reviews of all newly installed

   or modified equipment;

      (13)  establish  and  implement written  procedures  to  manage

   change   to   process   chemicals,   technology,   equipment   and

   facilities; and

      (14) investigate every incident which results in  or could have

   resulted in a major accident  in the workplace, with  any findings

   to be  reviewed by operating personnel  and modifications  made if


   (d) State Authority.-Nothing in  this section may be construed  to

diminish  the  authority  of  the States  and  political  subdivisions

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