Health & Safety Management

Environeer helps build health & safety management systems, tailored to client needs, that will protect the health and well-being of employees.

Our health & safety management services include:

  • Training management and employees about safe handling of hazardous materials
  • Reviewing and improving existing health and safety programs, standard operating procedures, and practices
  • Providing Process Safety Management (PSM) & Risk Management Plan (RMP) support

Health & Safety Management System Support

Effective management systems are the foundation for success for companies committed to keeping employees safe and reducing unnecessary costs from injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

Environeer can help create a certified management system (e.g., ISO 45001, etc.) or simply assist clients in adopting industry-accepted management system principles. In either case, the goal is to ensure that clients have an effective system that can be implemented, monitored, and improved, that will keep their employees healthy and safe.

Besides building management systems, we assist clients with developing site-specific programs to address various hazards and regulatory requirements, task-specific standard operating procedures (SOPs), and OSHA programs such as job safety analyses, policy statements, lockout/tagout procedures, confined space assessments, etc.

Process Safety Management (PSM)

PSM is a performance-based OSHA program developed jointly with industry and is designed to prevent or minimize the consequences of catastrophic releases of highly hazardous chemicals.

Facilities that have inventories of flammables more than 10,000 lbs and/or have chemicals in excess of the quantities of 29 CFR 1910.119 Appendix A are subject to PSM requirements.

Our PSM services include:

  • Compliance auditing
  • Process hazard analysis (HAZOP and "What If" checklists)
  • Incident investigation
  • Fire protection & loss control
  • Emergency pressure relief systems design

Risk Management Plan (RMP)

While the PSM program aims to protect the employees and workplace, the RMP program aims to protect the community and environment.

Companies that handle certain highly hazardous chemicals in excess of threshold quantities must comply with EPA's RMP rule, 40 CFR Part 68. The RMP embraces OSHA's PSM standard but applies it to protection of the public and the environment rather than employees as is the case with OSHA. However, the RMP rule goes beyond PSM in its requirements. For example, it requires determining impact distances for a worst-case accident and at least one alternative release scenario. These additional aspects of the RMP regulation require technical expertise beyond that required for PSM.

As with PSM, the RMP regulation is performance-based. Companies must decide how to meet the regulatory requirements and what level of performance is appropriate. As technical improvements are made, EPA's expectations for performance increase. Companies must update their RMPs to meet new EPA criteria. Environeer's expertise enables clients to cost-effectively develop and maintain their RMPs.

Our RMP services include:

  • Developing customized and site-specific RMPs
  • Electronically submitting RMPs
  • Preparing updates to RMPs

Updates are required within five years of the submission of the previous Risk Management Plan, for new processes, whenever a process becomes covered under the regulations, and when certain types of process changes are made. We help develop your submittals and ensure any RMP updates/re-submittals meet EPA's latest requirements.