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Safety Management Insights

How to Jump-Start Your PSM

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Oct 15, 2018 8:45:00 AM

Largely due to catastrophes in the oil industry, OSHA issued its first Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations in 1992. Designed to encourage the safer manufacture, storage and handling of highly hazardous chemicals (HHC), these regulations are largely contained within the Chemical Facilities PSM National Emphasis Program, often known as the PSM-NEP.

The PSM-NEP has seen several updates since its creation, and the last decade has seen quite an uptick in relevant infractions. In fact, from 2010 to 2017, OSHA issued more than 69 PSM enforcement cases. To ensure your company stays compliant, avoids fines and continues to improve employee safety, use the following tips to give your Process Safety Management program a boost.

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New PSM Software from BasicSafe: The 109 Form Module

Posted by Don Brown on Dec 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Maintaining compliance with process safety management standards requires a strategic approach. Businesses not only need to be proactive in their communications and actions but they also have to accurately track information.

Thanks to PSM software, all of the important process safety management documents can be housed in one system and easily accessed as required.

But what if there was a way to customize forms to better meet your company’s needs? The new 109 Form Module allows you to do just that.

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The 14 Elements You Should Include in Your PSM Program

Posted by Don Brown on Nov 11, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Are you staying up to speed with your Process Safety Management (PSM) program? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created the first PSM requirements in 1992 in response to a series of catastrophic incidents related to highly hazardous chemicals (HHC). These requirements have been updated and expanded several times in the last two decades, and all HHC-related companies should keep a lookout as they operate and expand. To make sure your company is compliant, keep in mind the following 14 elements that OSHA inspectors will look for when they review your PSM program.

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5 Signs Your Corporate Infrastructure Has Gone Stale

Posted by Don Brown on Jul 16, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Change is a challenge for companies both large and small, but an ongoing resistance to new procedures, processes and systems may be a sign your organization needs some new direction.

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Visit BasicSafe at the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo. - April 10 & 11

Posted by Don Brown on Apr 4, 2013 4:55:00 PM

 

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Pacific Ethanol, Inc. adds four new sites to BasicSafe

Posted by Don Brown on Dec 7, 2012 3:10:00 PM

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