Process Safety Management

Developing optimum safety and risk management systems, guidelines and standards, and audit protocols worldwide.

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.

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How We Can Help You

Integrating best practices with cost-effective solutions to address program deficiencies.

Helping manage risk with facility siting studies, assessments and recommendations.

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.

Senior knowledgeable process safety engineers prepare, organize, lead and document PHAs.

Proven track record of performing QRAs for facilities, pipelines and transportation routes.

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PSM Frequently Asked Questions

Does your facility need a PSM program? Is your PSM program effectively implemented?

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.

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Our Team

John Barker, Ph.D.

Regional Manager

Dr. Barker is the leader of our U.K. office and has over 15 years of safety and risk management experience leading quantitative risk analyses (QRA), process hazard analyses (PHA), as well as various risk studies, and is responsible for developing and reviewing safety management systems and risk management systems. He has also been involved in the development and review of risk matrices for international oil and gas and transportation industries.

Project Sampling

Written a risk forecast model using validated data to provide the client with advance warning of peak network risk and a method of understanding the likely commercial risk associated with committing resources to remediate the identified levels of network risk.

Analyzed scenarios leading to loss of integrity and loss of supply within the pipeline utilities system to inform maintenance plans for assets nearing the end of their planned operating life for gas and multi-products pipeline operators in Africa.

Developed an asset risk management system to provide quantitative estimates of risk per metering subsystem and the likely priorities for repair. The system used estimates of network risk based on known fatality rates assigned to hazards identified during Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) workshops with asset managers. Residual risk was estimated from peer review of implicit safety, engineering and procedural controls.

Analyzed new process design options to determine the likely risk exposure for workers during normal operation and upset conditions; the results of the studies were used in process option selection to determine likely compliance with safety management system standards on the management of risk.


University of Bath
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering

University of Bath
M.S. Environmental Economics
University of Wales, Cardiff
B.S. (Honors) Applied Biology

Featured Case Studies

Corporate Guidance On Risk Management

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.

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A large Canadian refinery was performing risk assessments to identify personnel, environmental, and operational hazards. This work was being done on a planned schedule with a different unit being reviewed annually. The challenge was to use Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) methodologies that provide an effective analysis appropriate to the unit to be studied and the potential hazards.
When a tank car failed at a customer’s plant, a release of toxic gas occurred. Our client, the supplier of the chemical, was the subject of a class action lawsuit.

Companies have implemented their process safety management programs to comply with OSHA and EPA requirements, but they continue to have accidents. Process safety management programs can meet the letter of the law, but may not be effective in preventing accidents.


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