The process hazard analysis shall be performed by a team with expertise in engineering
and process operations, and the team shall include at least one employee who has
experience and knowledge specific to the process being evaluated. Also, one member of
the team must be knowledgeable in the specific process hazard analysis methodology
The employer shall establish a system to promptly address the team's findings and
recommendations; assure that the recommendations are resolved in a timely manner and
that the resolution is documented; document what actions are to be taken; complete
actions as soon as possible; develop a written schedule of when these actions are to be
completed; communicate the actions to operating, maintenance and other employees
whose work assignments are in the process and who may be affected by the
recommendations or actions.
At least every five (5) years after the completion of the initial process hazard analysis, the
process hazard analysis shall be updated and revalidated by a team meeting the
requirements in paragraph (e)(4) of this section, to assure that the process hazard analysis
is consistent with the current process.
Employers shall retain process hazards analyses and updates or revalidations for each
process covered by this section, as well as the documented resolution of
recommendations described in paragraph (e)(5) of this section for the life of the process.
(f) Operating Procedures.
The employer shall develop and implement written operating procedures that
provide clear instructions for safely conducting activities involved in each
covered process consistent with the process safety information and shall address
at least the following elements.
Steps for each operating phase:
Emergency shutdown including the conditions under which
emergency shutdown is required, and the assignment of shutdown
responsibility to qualified operators to ensure that emergency
shutdown is executed in a safe and timely manner.