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Process Safety and Risk Management Planning Services

Over the past 20 years the PSM and RMP regulations and guiding principles have advanced and continue to be employed successfully by many organizations to identify and best manage operational risks whether required or as good business practice.  From early origins covering specific industries and chemicals to more generally applied use, these principles continue to be the basis of operational risk management for many organizations.  Expectations to operate safe industrial processes to protect employees and the community have never been higher. 

Since the terrorist attacks on US soil in 2001, threats of sabotage and terrorist impacts (both foreign and domestic) have raised the bar concerning security of facilities managing large quantities of hazardous chemicals and introduced law enforcement including the Department of Homeland Security and others into programming for chemical risk and security management.

More recently, with domestic catastrophic accidents caused by failures of effective process safety management, the bar has again been raised by public concern.  This culminated in the signing of Executive Order 13650 in August 2013 by President Barack Obama.

Moving ahead there will be significant changes to regulatory programs that will impact process safety management for all users.


Find out more about recent changes to the RMP Rule by clicking the following link for our downloadable summary sheet:

Compliance Design LLC professionals has provided PSM and RMP and other Site Safety, Security and Release Prevention services for facilities to prevent accidental and unintended releases for over two decades.  Bill Barnes has worked with affected facilities, regulators and security professionals in understanding, communicating and managing programs and systems related to process safety and security risk management including chemical manufacturers, public utilities, ammonia refrigeration systems and pollution control technologies with chemical exhaust gas treatments (SCR, and SNCR for example).

Our services offerings include:

  • Conducting process reviews for physical & chemistry changes
  • Assessing use of Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP)
  • Reviewing performance of mitigation and process safety controls
  • Conducting and Facilitate initial and re-validation of Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
  • Conducting Offsite Consequence Analysis (OCA) using public models
  • Preparing of RMP submittals (RMP*Submit on-line)
  • Conducting Safety and Security Vulnerability Assessments (SVA) in accordance with USCG, SOCMA, DHS-CFATS methods and program requirements
  • Conducting compliance assessments against OSHA and EPA regulatory protocols
  • Reviewing and improvement of internal programs including: operating procedures, training programs, mechanical integrity programs, management of change programs, incident/release records, and response programs
  • Reviewing assessment to conformance with the Responsible Care Process Safety Code and requirements of RCMS and RC14001:2015 Standards
  • Providing facilitated audits and auditor training to emerging management system standards including: RCMS, RC14001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OSHAS 18001:2007 and ISO 45001:2016

For More Information on Executive Order 13650 and Changes to the PSM and RMP Rules Check Out these Useful Links

White House Executive Order 13650 

US Department of Labor OSHA webpage 

USEPA Risk Management Plan webpage 

US Chemical Safety Board CSB webpage