Process Safety Management
Millions of people live near chemical plants in the United States, with the potential for an accidental release that could cause severe injury and death from poisoning, asphyxiation and internal or external burns. Since these hazardous materials are toxic, reactive, flammable and explosive, they require specific Process Safety Management to protect people who work in the plant.
IDENTIFY THE HAZARDS
OECS professionals will thoroughly examine the facility, identifying the dangers of highly hazardous chemicals, including a site-specific review and recommendations which could include:
- Highly hazardous chemicals
- Process hazard analysis
- Operating procedures
- Contractor responsibility
- Pre-start-up procedures
- Mechanical integrity
- Hot work
- Management of change
- Incident investigation
- Emergency planning
- Compliance audits by PE
SITE-SPECIFIC SAFETY PROCESS
A written Process Safety Management plan will address the hazards and outline a safety process, including the following requirements:
- Written safety information
- Written workplace hazard assessment
- Consultation with operators
- A system to respond to findings
- Periodic review of assessments and response
- Written operating procedures
- Safety training and operating information
- Information and training for contractors
- Emergency response training
- A quality assurance program
- Maintenance system
- Pre-startup safety reviews
- Documentation and verification of change
- Incident investigation and corrective action
With guidance from OECS, you will be able to fulfill OSHA requirements and establish a Safety Management Process that protects everyone who works at your facility.
OECS has been a huge assistance in helping us provide useful, current, relevant training topics that are somewhat tailored to our work crew and needs. Ari Cook keeps each training session engaging and fun by getting our employees involved. When available, he will add in examples from our facility audits to connect the topics directly to our workspaces to encourage greater discussion about improvements that can be made and the positive things that are being done already. We believe the partnership we have with OECS has helped us maintain a low incident and injury rate within our facility as well as greatly assisted with staying current on OSHA/WSI rules. Their assistance is a vital part of our WSI safety programs each year and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the years to come.
With the assistance of OECS, our employees have become even more safety conscience than ever before. They give us a safety presentation each month along with assistance we may need anytime. We are a manufacturing company and in 2019, we had ZERO recordable incidents! I believe OECS has assisted us in the great achievement.
We greatly value the engaging, in-person monthly health and safety trainings OECS provides our team as well as the on-site facility audits. Providing a safe and healthy work environment for employees is a top priority for our company. Our company didn’t have personnel who were experts in identifying workplace hazards and remediating these issues. Hiring OECS provided us with this much-needed expertise.
We value their engaging in-person monthly health and safety trainings and on-site facility audits. After each audit they give us an assessment of potential hazards we need to address to prevent accidents in the workplace. OECS works closely with our management team to ensure an OSHA compliant workplace.
Contact OECS for timely and professional solutions to workplace safety questions, issues, hazards, or concerns. Our safety consultants are available 24/7 to ensure your safety needs are met.