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Join industry professionals as they share insight into the world of process safety, including news related to updated codes and standards, recent incidents and what you can learn from them, and their take on all elements of process safety. With more than 35 years of combined experience in real, practical implementation, they aren’t just advisors, they practice what they preach. Whether you’re new to process safety, in a role where you interact with aspects of process safety, or an experience ...
 
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We're back with Blaine Hoffmann from The SafetyPro Podcast, for part four of our collaborative series comparing and contrasting the PSM standard with OSHA general industry regulations. In this episode we cover the requirements surrounding Hot Work, any work that involves burning, welding, cutting, brazing, soldering, grinding, using fire- or spark-…
 
In this episode we welcome back Blaine Hoffmann from The SafetyPro Podcast for another collaboration where we talk both occupational safety and process safety, and this time we cover contractor management. We'll talk about what OSHA says about contractor management for general industry, and what's required for PSM-covered facilities, how contractor…
 
Flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes - oh my! In this episode we welcome one of our consultants, Elena Prats, CCPSC, to the podcast for the very first time. In an episode full of personal anecdotes and useful tips, Elena and Wesley cover how to assess and plan for natural hazards at your facility, when industry has been prepared and when it hasn't, and …
 
An EPA inspector has just been at your site, now what? Time to sigh in relief or time to panic? In this episode we pick up where we left off after Episode 4 - Government Inspections, and we cover what to expect once the EPA inspector is gone. Special guest Mathew Todaro of Verill Law joins us in this episode, using his years of experience handling …
 
We've teamed up with The SafetyPro Podcast again to bring you an episode on emergency planning and response. We'll cover general industry's requirements, what PSM says, and a bit about RMP's requirements. You'll also get to hear from Blaine, a former first responder, regarding his experience with emergency response and we'll cover two incidents tha…
 
In this very special episode, process safety and occupational safety worlds collide as Wesley teams up with Blaine Hoffmann from The SafetyPro Podcast to discuss incident investigation. You'll learn what OSHA's PSM standard says about incident investigation, as well as OSHA's requirements for general industry, why incident investigation is importan…
 
In part four of our Back to Basics miniseries, we're talking MOC basics. You'll learn what MOC, or management of change, is, what the process is like, and who is typically involved in each step. We'll also cover two incidents that highlight the importance of MOC. Find the two incidents we discussed and many others in Incidents that Define Process S…
 
Wesley and Jo are back with part 3 of PSM: Back to Basics, with more content for those newest to PSM. In this episode, you'll learn what a Process Hazard Analysis, or PHA, is and what methodologies exist for conducting a PHA study. You'll also learn the basics of nodes and HAZOP studies, and then we'll discuss a gas plant incident at a facility whe…
 
New to process safety and not sure where to start? In part 2 of our new miniseries, PSM: Back to Basics, Wesley and Jo cover a plethora of process safety resources, including websites, books, conferences, apps, and more. OSHA Letters of Interpretation OSHA Compliance Directive AIChE Academy e-Learning SAChE Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center a…
 
The world of process safety is chock-full of acronyms. In part 1 of our new miniseries, PSM: Back to Basics, Wesley and Jo tackle the essential acronyms that PSM newbies need to know, providing an explanation and context for each term. In this episode, you'll learn about AIChE, API, ASME, CCPS, CCPSC, C&Es, CFR, CSB, CSP, EPA, ERP, II, MI, (e)MOC, …
 
What do toothpaste, coffee, Superbowl Sunday, and Spock have to do with alarms? You'll find out in this episode, where we welcome back guest Curt Snyder, a certified functional safety expert, as we discuss building an alarm management program in your facility. We'll cover what goes into creating your alarm management program, why these programs mat…
 
In this episode, we welcome guest Curt Snyder, a certified functional safety expert. Wesley and Curt discuss ISA 84, RAGAGEP prescribed by CCPS for the mechanical integrity element of SIS, while also referring to IEC 61511-1, which is a nearly identical standard. In this jam-packed, highly technical episode, you'll learn why these standards exist, …
 
Operators, maintenance technicians, and I&E technicians - those we deem "boots on the ground" - are vital to the success of your process safety program. In this episode, Wesley and Rob discuss the key roles these individuals play when it comes to Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs), operating procedures, operator training, incident investigation, near m…
 
In this episode, Wesley and Rob present a crash course on risk matrices. They'll cover what a risk matrix is, its role in Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs), limitations to consider regarding matrix size, and more. If you're new to PSM, this is the episode for you. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplify-your-process-safety/message…
 
In this very special episode, Wesley returns to his alma mater to sit down with Dr. Jim Holste, interim director of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, during this year's International Symposium. Dr. Holste talks about the center's formation and mission, its satellite campuses and ties to i…
 
In part 1 we covered some background and consensus standards regarding facility siting. In this episode, part 2, Wesley and Rob will break down the whole facility siting process from start to finish. First, they'll cover two different approaches to a facility siting study and they'll compare a consequence based approach with a quantitative risk ass…
 
Facility siting. These two words appear in OSHA's PSM standard in the midst of other requirements that your PHA study must address, but no other details are provided. In part 1 of this facility siting episode, Wesley and Rob dive into a catastrophic event that highlighted the importance of facility siting, and then give a brief overview of what a f…
 
In this episode, Wesley and Rob discuss the newest changes and revisions to the EPA's Risk Management Plan rule. You'll learn about new requirements involving emergency response plans, hazard reviews, training, compliance audits, incident investigations, and more. Wesley and Rob will also cover which changes have a future compliance obligation of M…
 
In this special episode, Wesley welcomes our very first guest, William McBride, from CrossBridge Compliance. Will and Wesley discuss API 510, the recommended practice or inspection guideline for pressure vessels and talk about the importance of a vessel's U-1A. Will also explores the five important variables that go into calculating a vessel's rema…
 
In this episode, Wesley and Rob get back to basics. How do you know if the PSM and RMP regulations apply to your facility? What is a process? What exemptions exist? Where can you find information about the threshold quantities that qualify you for certain programs? After listening, check out additional guidance from the EPA regarding RMP requiremen…
 
In this episode, Wesley and Rob talk about Management of Change (MOC), including which types of changes require MOCs, the steps that should be included as part of the MOC workflow, and how operators can take ownership and become champions of the MOC process. You'll also learn about the Pre-Startup Safety Review element of MOCs, and why this is a vi…
 
In this episode, Wesley and Rob talk about government inspections. What can you expect when an inspector shows up at your door? What are you allowed to ask for? What's the ideal "audit attitude" to have? Hear the answers to these questions and more in today's episode, and feel more confident during your next inspection. This podcast is powered by P…
 
In this episode, Wesley and Rob talk about several major industrial incidents that not only highlighted the need for better regulation of highly hazardous materials, but eventually led to the creation of both OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) standard and EPA's Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule. But these regulations are over 25 years old - do w…
 
In this episode, Wesley and Rob talk through the PHA, or Process Hazard Analysis, element of OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) standard, especially as it applies to "boots on the ground" - the operators, maintenance personnel, I&E technicians, and other individuals who perform the physical work around a process. You'll learn about choosing a m…
 
In this episode, Wesley and Rob give an overview of the Mechanical Integrity (MI) element of OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) standard. And, what in the world is RAGAGEP? You’ll learn some background for the term with references to OSHA’s 2016 interpretation letter, and then they’ll sling some more acronyms at you as they explain a few exampl…
 
Who are these guys and why do they have a podcast? In this episode you'll learn all about your hosts, Wesley Carter and Rob Bartlett, why they're putting process safety knowledge out into the world, and what you can expect in a typical episode. This podcast is powered by Pinecast. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplify-your-process-…
 
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