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Pharmasol Corporation

Parent Companies:
EPA Facility ID:
100000196058
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
65144289

Location:

Address:
One Norfolk Avenue
South Easton, MA 02375
County:
BRISTOL
Lat / Long:
42.050, -71.073 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Photo
Description:
Administrative Building
Horizonal accuracy:
25 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:
24000

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Pharmasol Corporation
Phone:
(508) 238-8501
Address:
One Norfolk Avenue
South Easton, MA 02375
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Marc Badia
Title:
General Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Marc L. Badia
Title:
General Manager
Phone:
(508) 238-8501
24-hour phone:
(617) 529-2172
Ext or PIN:
Email:
N/A

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Easton LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
100
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
No
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
No
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
May 27, 2015
Inspecting Agency:
EPA
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Aerosol Filling
RMP ID:
1000073248
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
Toilet Preparation Manufacturing (32562)
Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing (325412)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Butane
106-97-8
49,062
No
Isobutane [Propane, 2-methyl]
75-28-5
50,082
No
Propane
74-98-6
43,248
No
Difluoroethane [Ethane, 1,1-difluoro-]
75-37-6
40,290
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Christine Silverman
Address:
293 Boston Post Road W
Marlborough, MA 01752
Foreign Address:

Phone:
(508) 970-0033

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
July 5, 2016
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
5-year update (40 CFR 68.190(b)(1))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000058658

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Other Reason:

2. Toxics: Worst-case

None

3. Toxics: Alternative release

None

4. Flammables: Worst-case

Some Risk Management Plan information is not provided in the available RMP data. You need to make an appointment at an EPA Reading Room In order to get access to details from the Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA) such as:

Instructions on how to make an EPA appointment can be found here.

Public OCA Chemical (in Aerosol Filling)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Blast walls

5. Flammables: Alternative release

Some Risk Management Plan information is not provided in the available RMP data. You need to make an appointment at an EPA Reading Room In order to get access to details from the Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA) such as:

Instructions on how to make an EPA appointment can be found here.

Public OCA Chemical (in Aerosol Filling)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Fire wall
  • Blast walls
  • Enclosures
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Water curtain
Public OCA Chemical (in Aerosol Filling)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Fire wall
  • Blast walls
  • Enclosures
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Water curtain
Public OCA Chemical (in Aerosol Filling)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Fire wall
  • Blast walls
  • Enclosures
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Water curtain
Public OCA Chemical (in Aerosol Filling)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Fire wall
  • Blast walls
  • Enclosures
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Water curtain

6. Five-year accident history

Oct. 28, 2014 at 12:30
ID:
1000045157
NAICS:
Toilet Preparation Manufacturing (32562)
Duration:
7 hours and 50 minutes
Chemicals involved:
  • Propane
  • Isobutane [Propane, 2-methyl]
  • Difluoroethane [Ethane, 1,1-difluoro-]
Release events:
Gas release
Weather conditions at time of event
Wind speed:
None
Temperature:
None ℉
Atmospheric stability:
Precipitation present:
No
Unknown weather conditions:
Yes
On-site impacts
Deaths of employees or contractors:
0
Deaths of public responders:
0
Deaths of public:
0
Injuries of employees or contractors:
0
Injuries of public responders:
0
Injuries of public:
0
Property damage:
$0
Known off-site impacts
Deaths:
0
Hospitalizations:
0
Medicals treatments:
0
Evacuated:
300
Sheltered-in-place:
0
Property damage:
$0
Environmental damage:
Initiating event:
Human Error
Contributing factors:
  • Human error
  • Improper procedure
  • By-pass condition
Off-site responders notified:
Notified and Responded
Changes introduced as a result of the accident:
  • Revised operating procedures
  • New process controls

7. Prevention: Program level 3

Aerosol Filling, Toilet Preparation Manufacturing (32562)
Prevention Program ID:
1000061434
Safety Review Date
Dec. 31, 2015
PHA Update Date
June 13, 2016
PHA Techniques
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Inhibitor Addition
  • Excess Flow Device
  • Quench System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Fire Walls
  • Blast Walls
  • Deluge System
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Parameters
  • Mitigation Systems
Training Type
  • None
Competency Testing
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Dec. 31, 2015
Training Review Date
Dec. 31, 2015
Maintenance Review Date
Dec. 31, 2015
Maintenance Inspection Date
Dec. 31, 2015
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
None
Management of Change Review Date
Dec. 31, 2015
Pre-startup Review Date
None
Compliance Audit Date
Dec. 1, 2010
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
June 1, 2011
Incident Investigation Date
Oct. 29, 2014
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
April 1, 2015
Participation Plan Review Date
Dec. 31, 2015
Hot Work Review Date
Dec. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Review Date
Dec. 31, 2015
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Dec. 31, 2015

8. Prevention Program level 2

No Prevention Program level 2

9. Emergency response

Facility In Community Plan:
Yes
Facility Own Response Plan:
No
Specific Facility Response Plan:
No
Inform. Procedures in Response Plan:
No
Emergency Care in Response Plan:
No
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
None
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(508) 230-3311
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
No
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPER:
Yes
Subject To - CWA:
No
Subject To - RCRA:
Yes
Subject To - OPA:
No
Subject To - State EPCRA:
Yes
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

Executive Summary 2016



Pharmasol Corporation ("Pharmasol") manufactures aerosol and non-aerosol personal care and pharmaceutical products in its facility in South Easton, Massachusetts. Pharmasol is located in an industrial park and is bounded on the north, east, and south by man-made ponds and on the west by other commercial or industrial properties. There are no adjacent or nearby residential areas or environmental receptors. There are no adjacent or nearby public receptors, other than commercial buildings to the west in the industrial park.



Pharmasol is committed to complete compliance with all federal, state and local environmental, health and safety statutes and regulations. The company's objective is to provide a facility and working environment that is as safe, clean and pollution-free as possible for its workers and neighbors.



Pharmasol uses raw materials that pose a major hazard (flammability). These include gas propellants used to manufacture aerosol products and denatured alcohols used in both aerosol and non-aerosol products. The propellants; propane, butane, isobutane, and difluoroethane, are regulated substances that may at times be present above the threshold quantities listed under Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act.



Pharmasol has implemented programs to assure compliance with the OSHA Process Safety Management and EPA Risk Management Program standards. The initial Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP), completed in the fall of 2004, were the basis for preventative maintenance procedures; standard operating procedures to reduce and respond to flammability and explosion hazards; procedures for safe alcohol and propellant deliveries, contractor safety, hot work permits, gas house safety and lockout/tagout; employee safety and hazmat training; and emergency preparation and response.



Pharmasol reviewed, updated and revalidated the PHA/HAZOP in June 2016. As part of revalidation Pharmasol replicated
its offsite consequence analyses using RMP*Comp and MARPLOT for the above propellants and found no changes from earlier results.



In the past five years, there has been one major accidental releases of hazardous materials at Pharmasol. The company's core preventative maintenance program; materials handling and delivery procedures; and safety training have been updated to curtail releases and will hopefully continue to do so in the future.