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The Secretariat of Labor's Mexican Official Standard NOM-028-STPS, published on January 14, 2005 and effective one year from the publication date, establishes the requirements for workplaces that involve chemical operations.

Specifically, employers will be expected to develop and train employees on various "systems" (information management, risk management, mechanical integrity and change administration), "programs" (risk analysis, training and internal audits) and "procedures" (serious accident investigation, hazardous job authorization, working with contractors and critical equipment operations).

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This NOM includes the guidelines for the preparation of these systems, programs and procedures. In addition, employees are granted the explicit right to participate in the training and implementation of duties established in this Standard.

LegalEase is complied by Edward M. Ranger (EdRanger@usa.net), the only U.S. environmental lawyer licensed to practice in Mexico.
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Author:Ranger, Edward M.
Publication:Business Mexico
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Date:Mar 1, 2005
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