Process Safety Management (PSM) Is Evolving—Are You?

Thursday, May 26 | 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM


Oil and Gas Industry, Safety

Arranger: B. Beadie, Maul, Foster & Alongi, Inc., Portland, OR. Moderator: M. Canright, Forensic Analytical Consulting Services, Inc., San Diego, CA. Monitors: S. Dotson, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH; A. Rossner, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.

Although OSHA’s process safety management (PSM) rule has been required since 1992, catastrophic chemical incidents still occur. In 2015, OSHA issued several memorandums explaining PSM enforcement policy changes and there are ongoing discussions about additional changes to chemical safety regulations. Presenters will cover tools, techniques, RAGAGEPs and other resources to protect people from chemical catastrophes and comply with PSM requirements.

The History and Evolution of PSM L. Long, USDOL/OSHA, Washington, DC.

Managing Mechanical Integrity B. Beadie, Maul, Foster & Alongi, Inc., Portland, OR.

RAGAGEPs Don’t Recognize Grandfathering and Neither Do Damage Mechanisms T. Elwing, WA Dept. of Labor & Industries, Seattle, WA.

Incidents that Didn’t Occur: Case Studies in Disaster Prevention in Natural Gas Processing Facilities T. Hicks, Hicks Health & Safety, Golden, CO.

Evolution Versus Intelligent Design: Applying Risk-Based Process Safety to the Upstream Petroleum Industry in Canada A. Reimer and R. Waterhouse, Enform, Calgary, AB, Canada.