Process Safety Management (PSM) Services

Process Safety Management (PSM) is a performance-based, regulatory-required management system designed to protect workers from highly hazardous chemicals (HHC). For many types of businesses, such as refineries and chemical companies, it may be obvious that PSM applies. However, PSM applies to all companies that deal with any of more than 130 toxic and reactive chemicals in quantities listed in Appendix A of OSHA’s Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standard (29 CFR 1910.119).

14 Elements of Process Safety Management We'll Help You Comply With

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Employee Participation

[29 CFR §1910.119(c)]

How J. J. Keller Helps:

Verify that all employees are involved in the development of your process
hazard analysis (PHA) and the information is made available to them.

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Process Safety Information

[29 CFR §1910.119(d)]

How J. J. Keller Helps:

Collect and document highly hazardous chemical (HHC) information to ensure all employees can access and understand the technical data regarding related risks they may face on the job.

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Process Hazard Analysis

[29 CFR §1910.119(e)]

How J. J. Keller Helps:

Identify and evaluate processes that pose safety hazards, and address those that pose the greatest risk first.

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Operating Procedures

[29 CFR §1910.119(f)]

How J. J. Keller Helps:

Analyze instructions for all operational procedures, including initial startup, normal operations, temporary operations and emergency shutdown.

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[29 CFR §1910.119(g)]

How J. J. Keller Helps:

Review logs of employee training on safety-specific health hazards, emergency operations and safe work practices, including refresher training conducted at least every three years.

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[29 CFR §1910.119(h)]

How J. J. Keller Helps:

Review records that confirmed a contractor’s safety performance prior to their starting a project on a covered process, and that they were informed of potential risks and health hazards.

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Pre-Startup Safety Review

[29 CFR §1910.119(i)]

How J. J. Keller Helps:

Review documentation of pre-startup safety procedures prior to initial operations and following any modification that required a change in the safety process information.

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Mechanical Integrity

[29 CFR §1910.119(j)]

How J. J. Keller Helps:

Ensure your equipment has been inspected and tested, deficiencies addressed, quality assured, and written procedures were developed for maintaining that equipment.

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Hot Work Permit

[29 CFR §1910.119(k)]

How J. J. Keller Helps:

Review all  hot work permits conducted on or near the covered processes to ensure it meets the fire prevention and protection requirements prior to beginning work.

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Management of Change

[29 CFR §1910.119(l)]

How J. J. Keller Helps:

Evaluate proposed changes for their impact to health, safety and operating procedures, and notification to employees of these changes.

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Incident Investigation

[29 CFR §1910.119(m)]

How J. J. Keller Helps:

Review past incidents to ensure the investigations were initiated promptly, the required information was documented and any findings were promptly addressed.

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Emergency Response & Planning

[29 CFR §1910.119(n)]

How J. J. Keller Helps:

Evaluate your Emergency Action Plan for compliance with 29 CFR §1910.38, including the handling of small chemical releases.

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Compliance Audits

[29 CFR §1910.119(o)]

How J. J. Keller Helps:

Certify that you have evaluated your compliance with the regulatory requirements by conducting a triennial audit and addressing all findings in a timely manner.

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Trade Secrets

[29 CFR §1910.119(p)]

How J. J. Keller Helps:

Check that all information necessary to comply with the PSM standard, regardless of the trade secret status of that information, is available to  PSM personnell. 

A J. J. Keller safety consultant will also assist with the ongoing compliance requirements, including triennial PSM audits, training for new and existing employees, updates to process hazard analysis, and submission of information and updates every five years.

It’s the most reliable service for protecting your employees — and your company!

FREE Resource

Understanding OSHA's Process Safety Management Standard

OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standard (29 CFR 1910.119) contains requirements for the management of hazards associated with processes using chemicals deemed to be "highly hazardous."

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