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Ensure your company’s PSM complies with regulatory standards

As part of responsible, conscientious industrial activity, companies implement measures to ensure the safety of people, the environment and their facilities and assets. These measures can take the form of Process Safety Management (PSM), a Risk Management Plan (RMP) or some other safety program, such as the New Jersey Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act (NJTCPA).

Our process safety specialists are dedicated to supporting safe industrial practices and have the experience and know-how to deliver quality auditing services. We can perform audits to determine conformance to OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Standard (29 CFR 1910.119), Process Safety Management of highly hazardous chemicals, EPA’s risk management rule (40 CFR Part 68), chemical accident prevention provisions, the NJTCPA Consolidated Rule, or your corporate process safety standards and programs.

Not only do our auditors have the expertise, credentials and background to ensure dependable, professional results, but we also have the soft skills to make partnering with us a successful experience in every way. Our emphasis on good communication and friendly collaboration is paired with a global scientific rigor, all in the service of safety.

A three-step auditing process for PSM plans

Our process safety audits follow a three-step process beginning with information collection prior to a site visit followed up with a report and documentation.

Compliance auditing for process safety
Compliance auditing process for PSM

Our process safety specialists work closely with site personnel to collect pertinent Process Safety Information (PSI) required for the audit. Time spent on this activity helps to minimize the time required for the on-site visit. Information needed may include process descriptions and flow diagrams, material property data, site equipment layout drawings, and written policies and procedures.

In the second step, we shall conduct the site audit. During this visit, we complete record reviews, make visual observations, and conduct interviews with site operations and maintenance personnel as well as contract personnel in order to assess compliance. For OSHA, EPA, and NJTCPA compliance, a detailed checklist is completed addressing all aspects of the standards.

Finally, we shall submit a written report to the client that contains our findings, checklists, observations, and suggestions concerning any gaps found in the PSM, RMP, and/or NJTCPA covered portions of the site. We offer insight and recommendations as may be required to advance the site’s programs based on the legislated requirements and best industry practices.

Schedule an appointment to get started on your PSM audit!