OSHA’s most comprehensive chemical safety regulation is called Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals. This standard applies directly to companies with 10,000 lbs. of a hazardous or flammable chemical stored or used on-site. Also, your company could be required to be in compliance with most or all of the PSM requirements with under 10,000 lbs. of a hazardous chemical depending on the chemical.
The Standard is intended to prevent or minimize the consequences of a catastrophic release of toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive, highly hazardous chemicals from a process. A “process” is defined by OSHA as “any activity or combination of activities including any use, storage, manufacturing, handling, or the on-site movement of highly hazardous chemicals.” A process includes “any group of vessels that are interconnected and separate vessels that are located such that a highly hazardous chemical could be involved in a potential release.”
What is Process Safety Management?
Process Safety Management (PSM) is the standard by which employers identify, evaluate, and control the hazards associated with the highly hazardous chemicals used in their processes. A key provision of the standard requires employers to conduct a thorough risk analysis of the entire operating process. This assessment is known as a PHA, or process hazard analysis.
How to Evaluate PSM at Your Workplace
Evaluating PSM at the workplace is completed by conducting a Process Safety management Compliance Audits. A proper audit will address all the areas of the PSM program.
Using HealthSafe for Process Safety Management
HealthSafe can help you determine if your facility will or needs to comply with PSM/RMP.
HealthSafe has successfully developed and implemented all aspects of OSHA PSM and EPA RMP for over 20 years with companies across the USA.
We design your PSM program specifically for your operation and implement each element with your personnel.
HealthSafe’s process will provide a program to you both electronically and in hard copy along with monthly PSM management assistance and we will handle submissions to the EPA.
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