Process Safety Management

Overview

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Unexpected releases of toxic, reactive, or flammable liquids and gases in processes involving highly hazardous chemicals have been reported for many years, in various industries using chemicals with such properties. Regardless of the industry that uses these highly hazardous chemicals, there is a potential for an accidental release any time they are not properly controlled, creating the possibility of disaster.

To help ensure safe and healthful workplaces, OSHA has issued the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals standard (29 CFR 1910.119), which contains requirements for the management of hazards associated with processes using highly hazardous chemicals.

Process safety management (PSM) is addressed in specific standards for the general and construction industries. OSHA's standard emphasizes the management of hazards associated with highly hazardous chemicals and establishes a comprehensive management program that integrates technologies, procedures, and management practices.

Standards

Process safety management (PSM) is addressed in specific standards for general industry and construction.

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Hazard Recognition

Provides references that help begin a PHA by recognizing process hazards.

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Evaluation and Control

Provides references that may aid in evaluating and controlling process hazards in the workplace.

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Additional Resources

Provides links and references to additional resources related to process safety management.

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