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
Safety First Group offers a range of services to help businesses in process industries comply with OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) standard. Our experienced process safety experts can provide guidance, processes, and procedures to help you evaluate risks, review incidents, and prevent future problems. Let us help you maintain a safe and compliant work environment.
Facility Siting Studies (FSS)
Facility siting studies (FSS) are an important component of process safety management. They are required for processes covered by OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) standard and involve evaluating the location of occupied buildings in relation to hazards. FSS consider the potential impact of incidents, such as explosions, chemical leaks, or fires, on occupied buildings and determine the necessary protections to meet OSHA's PSM standard. By conducting FSS, businesses can ensure that their facilities are safe and compliant with regulatory standards.
Blast studies evaluate the potential impact of explosions on a facility. At Safety First Group, our process safety experts use sophisticated modeling software to assess the likelihood of accidental blasts and predict the potential damage and reach of danger to the immediate and surrounding environment. By conducting blast studies, businesses can identify potential hazards and take steps to prevent incidents and protect their employees, contractors, and the surrounding community.
OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) standards include requirements for ventilation systems in workplaces. At Safety First Group, we offer ventilation studies to assess the adequacy of a building's ventilation system to maintain a safe work environment for employees. OSHA requires that a ventilation system must change the air in a building at least eight times per hour. By conducting ventilation studies, businesses can ensure that their ventilation systems are sufficient to maintain a safe and compliant work environment.
Process Safety Valve Studies (PSV)
Process safety valves are essential for preventing catastrophic incidents caused by excess pressure in a vessel. These valves automatically open to release pressure when it reaches a set level, then close again when normal pressure is restored. To ensure that pressure safety valves function properly when needed, they must be regularly tested. At Safety First Group, we offer testing services to ensure that your safety valves are in good working order and can prevent accidents and injuries in your workplace.