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

Katherine Anderson, CCPSC

Principal Consultant

Ms. Anderson is a CCPS Certified Process Safety Professional (CCPSC) with more than 45 years of broad-based chemical industry experience, and over 15 years of experience in process safety and health, safety and environment (HSE) management. Her extensive background includes plant operations, process safety and loss prevention, project management, continuous improvement, quality management, and environmental regulations.

Ms. Anderson has facilitated numerous process hazard analyses (PHAs), including greenfield plants domestic and foreign, using various hazard identification techniques, including hazard and operability (HAZOP), layers of protection analysis (LOPA), What-if and Checklist technique.

Project Sampling

Revised corporate PHA procedures to include LOPA for high risk scenarios and probability of ignition in the initiating event frequency to better rank hazard analysis scenarios.

Lead teams that developed corporate process safety policies/procedures including Management of Change (MOC) Policy, and Reactive Chemical Policy which gives guidance on screening reactive chemicals issues and inclusion in hazard reviews.

Acted as a process safety SME for sites in the United States (US), Europe, and Asia and provided guidance in identifying and communicating risk throughout the organization.

Led Mechanical Integrity Team, which initiated implementation of Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) and Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) programs.

Member of a due diligence team for an acquisition in China, which included process safety evaluation and cost estimates for integration.

Education

CCPS Process Certified Safety Professional (CCPSC)

Exida Functional Safety Practitioner (FSP)

Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information Certificate

New York University, New York
B.E. Engineering

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.
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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.
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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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Featured Services

Litigation Support

ioMosaic posesses both technical expertise and experience in the operation of plants and equipment. This background enables us to evaluate the evidence associated with accidents and determine the most probable causes, given the available information. Read more...

Emergency Relief System Design

From development of the industry’s most widely used PRFS software to serving in leadership roles on global PRFS forums, we have played a pivotal role in defining and implementing relief system best practices for corporations worldwide. Read more...

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