Process Safety Management
The primary objective of Process Safety Management is to prevent the unwanted release of highly hazardous chemicals/biological agents into locations which could expose employees, students or the public to serious hazards. Process Safety is an integrated management system approach to evaluate processes that have the potential to cause catastrophic incidents such as fires, explosions or toxic releases. The program is designed to reduce operational risks within three focus areas: technology, facilities/equipment, and personnel. The program is based upon OSHA's Process Safety Management (29CFR 1910.119) standard and EPA's Chemical Accident Prevention (40CFR 68) program requirements.