Process Safety Management

Process Safety Management Webinar

On February 13th, 2014 Marshall Institute conducted a 1-hour free webinar on the topic of Process Safety Management (PSM).   The webinar, presented by senior consultant John Ross, covers the elements of PSM as it relates to both companies that handle highly hazardous chemicals and those who do not but would benefit from adopting some key practices and behaviors of PSM.   John emphasizes the importance of PSM as an organization-wide focus.  

This webinar is valuable for both current PSM practitioners and newbies. The recorded webinar is now available.  Click on the image below to begin the recording.   If you have questions or feedback following from watching the recording please leave messages in the comment boxes below. 

 

The History and Purpose of PSM-NEP

 
reccomendedreading   It is recommend that you read John Ross' article      "Making Sense of Proces Safety" posted by Plant Engineering before reading this blog post. 

Process Safety Management was initiated by OSHA in 1992 as a way to respond with government oversight of industries using Highly Hazardous Chemicals (HHCs).  Events prior to that date, involving the infrequent release of HHCs had sometimes resulted in catastrophic damage, injuries, and even death.  Clearly, unchecked processes added to a volatile situation sometimes make things worse; much worse.