PSM Element: Operating Procedures
PSM Compliance Status
Written up-to-date operating procedures address at least
the following operation modes.
Temporary operation (as the need arises).
Emergency operations (including emergency
shutdowns, conditions under which to
declare a shutdown, and assignment of
Startup following a turnaround or after an
Written up-to-date operating procedures address
operating limits by considering the following.
Consequences of deviations from operating
Steps necessary to correct and/or avoid
deviations from operating limits.
Safety systems and their functions.
Written up-to-date operating procedures address the
following safety and health considerations.
Procedures and hazards of chemicals used in
Precautions necessary to prevent exposure
(i.e. administrative and engineering controls
and protective equipment.)
Measure to be take if contact or exposures
Safety procedures for opening process
equipment (e.g. line breaks).
Quality control for raw materials and
chemical inventory levels.
Any special or unique hazards.
Operating procedures are readily accessible to
employees who work in or maintain a process.