Effective safety management systems are proven to lower insurance and operational costs, make more effective use of investments, and increase employee morale. Such benefits can be realized by all companies regardless of size. Implementing systems like ISO 45001:2018 and Process Safety Management (PSM) help reduce risk for your employees and business.
Published on March 12, 2018, ISO 45001:2018 is an internationally recognized safety management system to help users manage risk as a business process rather than a standards approach. Unlike its predecessor, OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001 includes opportunity management as well as risk management to support a continual improvement approach. Organizations that adopt ISO 45001:2018 are able to better protect their workers, brand reputation, supply chain, and future growth on a global level. Companies certified to the OHSAS 18001 standard have a three-year period to migrate their certificate to ISO 45001.
Process Hazard Analysis
A Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) is a systematic effort designed to identify and analyze hazards associated with the processing or handling of highly hazardous materials. The PHA method provides helpful information to workers and employers for improving safety decisions. What if, checklists, and hazard and operability (HAZOP) studies are common tools used to evaluate process hazards. After a PHA is conducted, employers must act on the findings. It is best to establish a system or set of procedures to promptly address the PHA team’s finding and recommendations. PSM-regulated companies are required to update and revalidate their PHA at least every five years.
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RETTEW recently welcomed Melissa Heike, CSP, to our Safety Consulting team. Melissa is a Senior Health and Safety Consultant with more than 16 years of industry experience. Her expertise includes conducting comprehensive safety and health audits, developing improvement plans, providing on-site support, consulting on regulatory issues, developing customized safety and health programs and procedures, and conducting training. Melissa is competent in multiple health and safety processes and activities, including ISO 45001 auditing, gap analysis, and migration from OHSAS 18001; process safety management program development and auditing; risk assessment and management; facilitating process hazard analysis; and contractor prequalification and management. To learn more, please contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.738.8395.
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