Often times an OSHA inspector may consider something as an issue during an inspection that should not result in a citation. Typically, to avoid “confrontation” with the inspector, nothing is offered from the facility point of view. Once the citation has been issued, it can be difficult to have it withdrawn or changed to less than serious. An OSHA inspection should be a two-way dialogue and an opportunity for both sides to learn, but as always, carried out with respect and professionalism. In this webinar, we discuss methods to foster the dialogue between a regulator and the facility representative.
With Proper Focus on Process Safety Management, Regulations Take Care of Themselves.
September 18, 2018 • 10:00am – 11:00am CDT
When we think of Process Safety Management, or PSM, the first thing that normally comes to mind is “regulations,” It can be difficult to separate the regulation from PSM. However, the key is to focus on the guiding principles behind the regulation and on the tools provided that can be used to manage process safety. Understanding both the intent of each element and the “tools” used to achieve the intended outcome is vital to taking the next step in process safety. Policies and programs are great, but of themselves do not improve nor achieve process safety. In this webinar, we’ll explore a new PSM perspective and how it can positively impact outcomes.
Compliance with Process Safety Management Does Not Have to Be Costly.
One of the major complaints about PSM, is how much it costs to implement and maintain. Granted a good PSM program can be costly to implement, but if done correctly, will deliver an excellent return on investment over the long run. So, what does a good program look like and how can you achieve a positive return on the investment in your program?
Part 1: Reducing the Cost of Compliance While Eliminating Process Safety Risks.
September 25, 2018 • 10:00am – 11:00am CDT
Even if your PSM program has some flaws or gaps that need to be addressed, you can still achieve risk reduction while lowering your costs associated with PSM. The key is to take advantage of the tools PSM provides and be creative in your implementation. The best and most costly asset that a facility has, is its people. Leveraging the use of this asset goes a long way to reducing costs and improving process safety. In this webinar, we discuss methods to reduce PSM implementation costs while reducing your process risks.
Part 2: Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP).
September 26, 2018 • 10:00am – 11:00am CDT
There are a great number of resources that can be considered Recognized and Generally Good Engineering Practices, or RAGAGEP. If you have been involved with PSM for some time, you may be familiar with most of them. For example, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers or ASME, the American Petroleum Industry or API, the National Fire Protection Association or NFPA, and the National Electric Code or NEC, are a few of the more important ones that come to mind. These would all be considered good engineering practices. However, there are some that are not Good Engineering practices, but provided as consensus standards. Can these also be used as RAGAGEP, and how can RAGAGEP be utilized to reduce the cost and improve the return of your investment into PSM?