The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate chemical process safety at locations with threshold quantities of specific chemicals that are listed OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 Process Safety Management (PSM) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (Appendix A) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 40 CFR Part 68.13 of the Risk Management Program (RMP) rule.
EPM's Chemical Process Safety Management Division can assist any industry with determining if they are subject to these regulations, with the development of the all mandated programs and the 3-year compliance audit requirement. We can also provide general chemical process safety consulting services to sites that are not subject to PSM or RMP including compliance with fire code, insurance company requirements etc.
Our engineers have experience in all types of manufacturing operations. This range includes food, heat treating of metals and chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing. The combination of our in-depth knowledge of code compliance requirements, insurance requests, cutting edge-technology and business needs helps us find and apply unique, custom and cost-effective methods that will fit into your organizational structure. The overall outcomes can include:
· Time saved in implementing all elements of PSM/RMP
· Process, safety and efficiency improvementsAssessment.
· Cost-effective solutions to corrective actions
· Potential savings on insurance and/or avoidance of a loss
Our services can incorporate industry best practices including American Petroleum Institute (API), OSHA, EPA, National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and your internal company standards. Our expertise in performing Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) allows us to provide a comprehensive review of various process risks; chemical, mechanical, electrical and thermal, as well as human factors, facility siting and business continuity goals.
EPM is also a world leader in mechanical integrity, systems safety analysis, fire protection and risk assessment for the nuclear power industry. This experience and expertise in anticipating failure modes, vulnerability and assessing impact of component failures provides added value when implementing an adequate, risk-based asset reliability/mechanical integrity program.
Safety is always the top priority and we realize that Quality Assurance (QA) and customer service are of utmost importance. We use Quality Assurance procedures that are based on stringent nuclear industry regulations resulting in deliverables that are beyond customer's expectations.