Audits certify that you have evaluated compliance with OSHA’s PSM at least every 3 years. Don't get caught without it.
An employer is required to retain the last two PSM compliance audits, the report findings, and responses to the findings and must have established a system to track the findings and next audit cycles.
PSM and RMP Compliance Audits
An audit is a technique used to gather sufficient facts and information, including statistical information, to verify compliance with standards. Employers must select a trained individual or assemble a trained team to audit the process safety management system and program. A small process or plant may need only one knowledgeable person to conduct an audit. The audit includes an evaluation of the design and effectiveness of the process safety management system and a field inspection of the safety and health conditions and practices to verify that the employer's systems are effectively implemented. The audit should be conducted or led by a person knowledgeable in audit techniques who is impartial towards the facility or area being audited. The essential elements of an audit program include planning, staffing, conducting the audit, evaluating hazards and deficiencies and taking corrective action, performing a follow-up and documenting actions taken.
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I've missed a 3 year PSM Compliance interval, now what do I do?
PSM Compliance Audits
The three year compliance Audit is a regulatory requirement designed to verify the procedures, practices, and documentation required under the PSM standard are adequate and being followed at your facility. Audits that are attempted in-house are very often challenged by OSHA, creditability and the potential for biases are red flags to OSHA inspectors. ACS Engineering can perform PSM Compliance Audits.
RMP Compliance Audits
The Risk Management Plan (RMP) Audit Program is developed to ensure compliance with the Accidental Release Prevention requirements under Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), as amended in 1990. A checklist will be used during audit site visits to all areas that currently operate or plan to add a facility that manufactures, processes, stores, or handles a regulated substance over the threshold quantity. This is used during a site visit of an RMP area during an internal audit (every 3-years) or when the facility is initially added to the RMP or the current RMP is modified and also every five years from the initial addition or modification to the RMP to attain the details of the operations and assess the applicability and compliance with RMP regulations. ACS Engineering can perform RMP Compliance Audits.