Both EPA and OSHA require full cradle to grave programs for management of highly hazardous chemicals. EPA’s regulation is known as a Risk Management Plan (RMP). OSHA’s is Process Safety Management (PSM). They have many similarities, but also fairly significant differences, which if not fully understood, can put your business at substantial risk of fines, bad publicity and/or a catastrophic event. Stein Safety and Health specializes in assisting employers with establishing and implementing Risk Management and Process Safety Management Programs. Two of the required elements for most RMP and all PSM programs are process hazard analysis and process audits. Both must be completed when the process begins, and at regular intervals.

Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs)
OSHA requires that process hazard analyses (PHAs) be conducted at least once every five years. Our professional staff can lead/facilitate system-wide PHAs or act as subject matter experts on small portions of PHAs related to new or changed equipment.

Compliance Audits
OSHA requires that complete audits of covered processes and effected facilities be conducted at least once every three years. Our staff has expert knowledge of the OSHA regulations and reference documents including those that have been recognized as Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Principles (REGAGEPs), on which to benchmark processes and systems that handle highly hazardous chemicals to assure that processes and projects meet or exceed the all required safety elements.

Please contact us to discuss the full range RMP and PSM services that we offer.

 

 

 



Employers must provide refresher training to all employees who work on a Process Safety Management/ Risk Management Plant covered process at least every three years.

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