Process Safety Consulting from the Process Safety Experts
Safety First Group offers process safety consulting services to help businesses in process industries achieve and maintain compliance with many portions of OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) standard. OSHA’s PSM standard requires companies with hazardous chemicals at their facilities to implement procedures to “identify, evaluate, and control these hazards.” Safety First’s team of experienced process safety consultants are devoted to helping our clients meet or exceed many components of OSHA’s process safety management standard.
Everything changes. When a new hazard, process, or piece of equipment is introduced into an environment, industrial companies rely on a management of change (MOC) process to assimilate the change in an appropriate and safe manner. When process safety management is a workplace requirement, any MOC must also trigger a process hazard analysis (PHA).
Additional Process Safety Services
The process safety experts at Safety First Group offers additional services to businesses who wish to comply with OSHA’s process safety management standard.
Facility Siting Studies (FSS)
Facility studies are used in process safety management to look at where occupied buildings are in relation to hazards. FSS are required for PSM covered processes. They look at the location of buildings that people will occupy and consider the potential for the impact of an incident (such as an explosion, chemical leak, fire, etc.) to extend far enough to cause injury. This then helps determine what type of protections must be set up to meet OSHA’s PSM standard.
Blast studies consider the potential impact of explosions. Our process safety experts use sophisticated modeling software to evaluate the potential for accidental blasts, project likely damage from various scenarios, and predict the potential and/or probable reach of danger to the immediate and surrounding environment.
OSHA PSM standards include requirements on ventilation. We offer studies to assess the adequacy of the ventilation system to maintain a safe work environment for employees. OSHA requires that a ventilation system must change the air in a building eight times per hour.
Process Safety Valve Studies (PSV)
A process safety valve is used to prevent a catastrophic incident that might be caused by excess pressure in a vessel. These valves open automatically to release pressure when it reaches a set level, then close again when normal pressure is restored. Pressure safety valves must be tested to ensure they will function properly when needed.