A proactive approach, coupled with properly planned and implemented safety and risk management systems can help you comply with local, state and federal PSM regulations, as well as minimize loss of life, environmental impact, equipment damage, citations and litigation.
ioMosaic pioneered many of the current risk assessment techniques for processes that handle hazardous chemicals.
Our experts support every aspect to ensure that your facility runs safely and efficiently.
Expertise to help you minimize your exposure to fire, injury, property damage, and litigation.
Integrating best practices with cost-effective solutions to address program deficiencies.
Helping manage risk with facility siting studies, assessments and recommendations.
Senior knowledgeable engineers facilitate PHAs or DHAs in nearly all sectors of the process and processing industries.
Decades of experience leading incident investigations for process industry companies.
We prepare expert opinion reports and provide expert testimony for process incident cases.
Experienced engineers who have performed LOPAs on a wide range of facilities and terminals.
Our experts are at the forefront of pipeline Process Safety Management proficiency.
Proven track record of performing QRAs for facilities, pipelines and transportation routes.
Well versed in assisting global companies with their sustainability reporting communications.
Decades of experience mitigating hazards for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
The chemical company of a large integrated energy company was developing a corporate standard for LOPA, which incorporated a risk ranking matrix. The company was interested in obtaining an independent review of the design of the risk matrix, and in benchmarking the underlying risk tolerability criteria with generally accepted industry norms.
A major pulp and paper manufacturing company in Mississippi determined that its process safety management (PSM) program had to do more than merely follow OSHA regulations; they wanted it to also be effective in preventing accidents.
If your facility uses, stores, manufactures, handles, or moves flammable or highly hazardous chemicals on site above the threshold quantity (TQ), OSHA does require PSM implementation. Learn the facts about process safety management.
Understanding the likelihood and potential for raw materials to interact unintentionally in multipurpose equipment is key for process safety risk identification and management efforts. Read this white paper for guidance that can help you to better understand your organization’s potential vulnerabilities related to chemical reactivity hazards.
OSHA published the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard in 1992. At that time it was viewed as one of the first performance-based regulations in the US. Previous OSHA regulations were viewed as prescriptive or specification based where all documentation and reporting requirements are included. What made the OSHA PSM standard performance-based was the expectation that each covered facility would need to develop a PSM program and would need to then implement the elements of that program.
A book on environmental, health and safety management describes the difference between specification and performance based standards.
"A specification standard is one where there is no subjectivity. Everything one needs is clearly stated in black and white. Performance based standards, on the other hand, leave much of the decision making to the employer."
The term performance based standard is used quite often in reference to the OSHA PSM Standard, but what does it mean? The only specific use of this term is in Section III, Summary and Explanation of the Final Rule, in this comment made by the CMA (The Chemical Manufacturer's Association).
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