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).
In order to apply process safety more rigorously, it must first be thoroughly understood. While there are many ways that we can approach the topic, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has the most comprehensive definition:
“Process Safety is a disciplined framework for managing the integrity of operating systems and processes handling hazardous substances by applying good design principles, engineering, and operating practices. It deals with the prevention and control of incidents that have the potential to release hazardous materials or energy. Such incidents can cause toxic effects, fire, or explosion and could ultimately result in serious injuries, property damage, lost production, and/or environmental impact.”
It should also be emphasized that process safety is not just be considered during the initial design phase of the processes, services, facilities, and buildings. It is a continuous process that should be taken into account throughout the asset lifecycle, in order to ensure that assets are being safely operated, maintained, inspected, and audited regularly. This ensures that any potential process safety hazards will be identified, prevented, and mitigated.
Leaders in the field of HSE have issued a challenge to all high-hazard industries to answer the following three questions at all levels:
All organizations should ask themselves these questions and ensure that they have firm answers.
Audits and Studies Undertaken By Us:
Our process safety specialists have decades of experience in supporting safe industrial practices and have the expertise to deliver quality auditing services. We can perform the following audits to track the conformance:
Our emphasis on good communication and friendly collaboration is paired with a global scientific rigor, all in the service of safety.
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