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AB-1648 Refineries: inspectors.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/18/2017 04:00 AM


Assembly Bill No. 1648

Introduced by Assembly Member Muratsuchi

February 17, 2017

An act to add Section 7852.5 to the Labor Code, relating to refineries.


AB 1648, as introduced, Muratsuchi. Refineries: inspectors.
Existing law, the California Refinery and Chemical Plant Worker Safety Act of 1990, states that its purpose is to prevent or minimize the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic, flammable, or explosive chemicals. The act provides for the adoption by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board of specified process safety management standards for, among others, refineries that handle acutely hazardous material. The act declares the intent of the Legislature for the standards board and the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to promote worker safety through implementation of training and process safety management, as defined, in refineries and other facilities as deemed appropriate.
This bill would require the division to increase the number of inspectors for the department’s refinery inspector program by an unspecified percentage.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 Section 7852.5 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

 The Division of Occupational Safety and Health shall increase the number of inspectors under the division’s refinery inspector program by ____ percent.