Process Safety Management (PSM)

Process Safety Management


Leading companies know that process safety is key to their risk management. MMG offers a full range of safety services. With a focus on higher order risks, MMG’s expert consultants advise on both the management and technical evaluation of risks.

Let the leader in Process Safety Management (PSM) consulting assess your PSM programs or help you develop and implement PSM programs. The intent of OSHA’s PSM or EPA’s Risk Management Plan (RMP) program is to prevent an unexpected release of highly hazardous chemicals with toxic, reactive, or flammable properties which could cause significant harm to employees, the public, or the environment. There are 14 elements to the PSM program, including:

  • Hot work permit/safe work
  • Employee participation
  • Process safety information
  • Training
  • Contractors
  • Process hazard analysis
  • Management of change
  • Operating Procedures
  • Mechanical integrity
  • Pre-startup safety review
  • Emergency planning and response
  • Incident investigation
  • Compliance auditing
  • Trade secret

MMG staff are expert at effective implementation of all parts of PSM. We have helped develop some of the best management of change (MOC), Incident Investigation, pre-startup safety review (PSSR), operating procedures, mechanical integrity, employee participation, and other programs in the industry. And, we can help you develop and implement key performance indicators (most importantly, leading indicators) so that you can track the progress of PSM at your site/affiliate on a week-by week and month-by-month basis. These efforts will help your plant get the most out of implementing PSM and will help ensure that you have minimal issues at audit time.

In addition, MMG staff will address elements of PSM  that are typically missing from PSM systems including: Facility Siting, Project Risk Management, Senior Leadership & Accountability, and most notably Human Factors.