Before involving an employee in an operating process, he or she must be adequately trained within the safety aspects of the process. Employers must ascertain that employees are competent enough to perform the tasks safely. Necessary competence includes knowledge, ability, training & skills. Moreover, refresher training sessions must be conducted periodically, which must not exceed three (3) years as per the OSHA standard. The frequency of process safety management training can also be determined after consultation with the employees.
Process Safety Management (PSM / RMP) Training & Consultation
The major objective of process safety management (PSM) of highly hazardous chemicals is to prevent unwanted releases of hazardous chemicals especially into locations that could expose employees and others to serious hazards. An effective process safety management program requires a systematic approach to evaluating the whole chemical process. Using this approach, the process design, process technology, process changes, operational and maintenance activities and procedures, nonroutine activities and procedures, emergency preparedness plans and procedures, training programs, and other elements that affect the process are all considered in the evaluation.
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A Compliance Audit is an effective tool to periodically verify the compliance of an organization against any statutory, legal and regulatory requirements, as well as the company’s internal requirements. The compliance status can be verified by reviewing the relevant documents, on site visits & interviews with the employees involved in the processes. Determining corrective actions is the most important intended outcome of an audit.
PSM requires employers to perform a process hazard analysis of every process involving usage & production of hazardous chemicals. Hazard analysis must be performed as per documented priority list which can be based upon several factors such as number of potentially affected employees, age of the process, history of the process, etc.
Process Safety requires that for every activity, a standard procedure with clearly written instructions must be available, implemented and be reviewed at a predefined frequency to cater for any changes in technology or competence of the personnel involved in the process. Moreover, employers must certify that the procedures are current and updated.