PSM Element: MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE
PSM Compliance Status
Written procedures exist to manage changes (except
for "replacements in kind") to process chemical
technology, equipment, and changes to facilities.
Procedures ensure that the following are addressed
prior to any change.
Technical basis for the change.
Impact of the change on safety and health.
Modifications to operating procedures.
Necessary time period for the change.
Authorization requirements for the change.
Employees involved in the process are informed of
and trained in the change in process as early as
practicable prior to its implementation.
Written protocol exists for determining what changes
in the process (equipment, operating limits, etc.)
require implementation of management of change
Written protocol exists for implementing management
of change in training employees, revising operating
procedures, and process safety information.