Process safety management (PSM) is a systematic analytical tool for preventing the release of highly hazardous chemicals (as defined by OSHA). Hazardous chemicals include toxic, reactive, explosive and highly flammable liquids and gases. It is a comprehensive management that aims to decrease the number and severity of incidents relating to highly hazardous chemical releases.
PSM standards are established by a combination of federal and national standards, directives and their interpretations, integrated technology, organizational and operational procedures, management practices, design guidance, compliance programs and other similar methods.
This checklist was made available on OSHA’s website. HSSEWORLD did not create the checklist (other than doing some reformatting), offers it for free and does not sell it, and offers no guarantee that using this checklist will prevent PSM-related infractions, hazards, incidents, damage, injuries, or fatalities.. The checklist was accessed at OSHA’s website on May 2, 2014.