Health, Safety, Security and Environment

This program provides information and procedures for preventing or minimizing the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive chemicals in locations that could expose employees and others to serious hazards. The program addresses criteria established by OSHA standard 1910.119 Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals.

Process Safety Management (PSM) follows a holistic, proactive approach in the identification, evaluation and prevention of chemical releases that could occur as a result of failures in processes, procedures or equipment. The standard targets a number of highly hazardous chemicals that have the potential to cause a catastrophic incident. All employers whose facility includes processes in which any of the listed chemicals is at or above the defined threshold level are required to prepare and implement a Process Safety Management Program in accordance with the requirements of 1910.119 Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals.


The following procedures are applicable at all COMPANY facilities that have identified Highly Hazardous Chemicals.  These procedures define the minimum requirements for a Process Safety Management Program to assure the safety of personnel and equipment during the handling, operation, maintenance and integrity of an anhydrous ammonia refrigeration system in regards to Process Safety Management.

Accident Prevention Program
Fire Prevention Plan


Managing the Process Safety Management Program is a combined effort with Maintenance, Engineering, Refrigeration, Safety, and Environmental.  The COMPANY Environmental Department oversees the implementation and ongoing activities of the COMPANY Process Safety Management Program. Engineering and Refrigeration are responsible for the ongoing maintenance and process integrity and document retention of the program and Safety is responsible for Emergency Response and overseeing the elements of the program.

29 CFR 1910.119 Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals

(A).     Application

(B).      Definitions

(C).      Employee Participation

(D).     Process Safety Information

(E).      Process Hazard Analysis

(F).      Operating Procedures

(G).     Training

(H).     Contractors

(I).       Pre-Start Review

(J).       Mechanical Integrity

(K).     Hot Work Permit

(L).      Management of Change

(M).     Incident Investigation

(N).     Emergency Planning and Response

(O).     Compliance Audits

(P).      Trade Secrets


              1910.119 Compliance Guidelines and recommendations for Process Safety



  1. Introduction to Process Safety Management
  2. Employee Involvement in Process Safety Management
  3. Process Safety Information
  4. Process Hazard Analysis
  5. Operating Procedures and Practices
  6. Employee Training
  7. Contractors
  8. Pre-startup Review
  9. Mechanical Integrity
  10. Non-Routine Work Authorizations
  11. Managing Change
  12. Incident Investigation
  13. Emergency Preparedness
  14. Compliance Audits

The following template can be used to help your organization develop a written Process Safety Management Program. This template cannot be used as is – you must customize the template to meet the needs of your organization. We have made this template easier for you to customize by adding visual prompts that identify some areas where your input is needed. These are identified by Red highlighted, red text in the template. You may also change any of the text in the template to meet your organization’s needs – for example, Company department names, job titles, listed responsibilities and audiologist.

Disclaimer. This sample Process safety Management program template cannot be used as is. You must customize the template to meet the needs of your organization. HSSE WORLD does not guarantee that this template is or can be relied on for compliance with any law or regulation, assurance against preventable losses, or freedom from legal liability. We make no representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever, either express or implied, in connection with the use of this template. HSSE WORLD will not be liable for your use of the template as customized by you. All safety programs and policies, including this template and the information you supply to complete it, should be reviewed by your legal counsel and/or risk management staff.

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