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Compliance with Standards – Risk Based Process Safety: Pillar 2

Pillar 2 (Risk Based Process Safety) – Compliance with Standards

Standards is a system to identify, develop, acquire, evaluate, disseminate, and provide access to applicable standards, codes, regulations, and laws that affect Process Safety. 

The standards system addresses both internal and external standards; national and international codes and standards; and local/state regulations and laws. 

The system makes this information easily and quickly accessible to potential users. 

The standards system interacts in some fashion with every RBPS management system element.  Knowledge of and conformance to standards helps a company:

  1. Operate and maintain a safe facility;
  2. Consistently implement Process Safety practices; and
  3. Minimise legal liability.

The standards system also forms the basis of an audit programme to determine management system conformance.

Related Vlogs

 Check out the Vlog on “Introduction to RBPS” and also an accompanying Quiz (Advanced Level).

CCPS Risk Based Process Safety Introduction_RBPS
Risk Based Process Safety Quiz_Advanced Level

Gap Analysis Tool

Risk Based Process Safety Gap Analysis Tool Free Template

Check out the excel Gap Analysis Tool that I have developed focusing on the 20 pillars (or elements) within the RBPS framework.

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The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)  describes Process Safety Management (PSM) as:

“The application of management principles and systems to the identification, understanding and control of process hazards in order to prevent process related injuries and accidents”.

Extracted from my 3 Day  Process Safety Management (PSM) Training Course (which includes workshops, role playing and examples). .

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