In response to tragic accidents of the past, OSHA implemented the Final Rule for Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals on February 24, 1992. Officially adopted in 1996, OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.119 established uniform policies, procedures, standard clarifications, and compliance guidance for enforcement of the standard for Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals. The standard, which was intended to eliminate or mitigate the consequences of harmful releases, emphasizes the application of management controls when addressing the risks associated with handling or working near hazardous chemicals and flammable gases and liquids.
EHS Support’s PSM experts work closely with clients to conduct comprehensive inspections under the PSM standard and the EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP). We evaluate the procedures used by the client and other stakeholders to manage the hazards associated with processes using highly hazardous chemicals.