14 Elements of Process Safety Management
Kelsey Forde; Timothy Stirrup
(Parvati Consulting LLC, Albuquerque, NM)
14 Elements of Process Safety Management Process Safety Management (PSM) is a regulation, promulgated by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A process is any activity or combination of activities including any use, storage, manufacturing, handling or the on-site movement of highly hazardous chemicals as defined by OSHA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Process Safety Management is an analytical tool focused on preventing releases of any substance defined as a "highly hazardous chemical" by the EPA or OSHA. Process Safety Management refers to a set of interrelated approaches to managing hazards associated with the process industries and is intended to reduce the frequency and severity of incidents resulting from releases of chemicals and other energy sources (US OSHA 1993). These standards are composed of organizational and operational procedures, design guidance, audit programs, and a host of other methods. This presentation provides a high-level overview of the PSM standard (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119) and outlines the 14 elements for successful regulatory compliance. Attendees gain the knowledge and skills to use the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 PSM Standard as a tool and understand the major compliance points, as well as applicability of the rule. Attendees gain the information necessary to learn more about the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 PSM Standard. This presentation aids the IH/OS professional in identifying the requirements of the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 PSM Standard and best management practices for use at all levels of facility operations regardless if they are subject the requirements of the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 PSM Standard.