Worker Health & Safety
ILTA members have built a strong safety record and continuously work to promote and improve safe working conditions in their terminals. Many companies are recognized for their outstanding safety and health performance. These companies have achieved success in promoting and practicing safety awareness and minimizing workplace incidents and injuries.
While state and local agencies also regulate the environment, the key federal agency for regulating to ensure the health and safety of terminal workers is:
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA requires that tank and terminal operators follow about two dozen general, and industry-specific regulations on everything from walking and working surfaces, stairways, construction, personal protective equipment, egress and fire alarms. OSHA and states also conduct enforcement inspections and has some specific regulatory requirements when companies handle hazardous chemicals.
Key rules include:
- 29 CFR 1910 Subpart H. Hazardous materials
- 29 CFR 1910.106 Flammable liquids
- 29 CFR 1910.119 Process Safety Management (PSM)
- 29 CFR 1910.1200(g) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)