Process Safety Management
The objective of Process Safety Management is to prevent unintended releases of hazardous chemicals into locations that could expose employees and other human receptors to serious risk. OSHA requires companies who utilize processes that involve 10,000 pounds or more of flammable materials to follow PSM regulations.
HRP's environmental engineering professionals assist manufacturing facilities across North America in meeting corporate, facility, and regulatory requirements and deadlines by developing process safety management plans. We also design and implement upgrades to appropriate design codes and standards.
HRP’s PSM experience spans many manufacturing sectors including appliances, water heaters, insulated panels, taxidermy, chemical products, food storage containers, food processing, foam board insulation, vending equipment, insulated piping, and various other products. We have helped many North American facilities reduce their use of global warming chemicals and ozone depleting substances, for example, by replacing freons with alternative blowing agents such as cyclopentane, a PSM regulated material due to its flammability. To read about how HRP helped RMAX transition to a hydrocarbon blowing agent, click here
HRP uses a systematic approach to evaluate your current processes and provide an effective PSM program.
Our plans include the following elements:
- Facility siting
- Employee participation
- Process safety information
- Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
- Employee training
- Contractor safety program
- Pre-start-up safety review
- Mechanical integrity
- Hot Work program
- Management of Change (MoC)
- Incident investigation procedure
- Compliance audits
- Trade secret guidelines
- Emergency planning and response procedures
HRP's engineering consultants can also support your program with compliance audits (3 year renewals), training (3 year refresher), PHA updates (5 year renewal), and on-call technical support.