Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Plan (RMP)

PSM and RMP are requirements designed to prevent releases of toxic, reactive, or flammable materials from a process.  Key elements of a PSM or RMP program include:

  • Employee Participation
  • Process Safety Information
  • Process Hazard Analysis
  • Hazard Assessment (Offsite Consequence Analysis)
  • Operating Procedures
  • Training
  • Contractor Safety
  • Pre-Startup Safety Review
  • Mechanical Integrity
  • Hot Work Permit
  • Management of Change
  • Incident Investigation
  • Compliance Audits
  • Seismic Assessment

We develop comprehensive PSM/RMP programs meeting all aspects of the applicable regulations. We assist in implementing the programs through audits, training, MOC support, etc. Additionally, for clients wishing to enhance their PSM/RMP programs to meet upcoming requirements, we offer:

  • Damage Mechanism Review (refineries only)
  • Hierarchy of Hazard Controls Analysis
  • Process Safety Culture Assessment
  • Management of Organizational Change


  • For large refineries have conducted the Process Hazard Analysis and LOPA of all major units.
  • For several large water utilities in Southern California, developed an integrated program addressing PSM, RMP and CalARP, which included wastewater and potable water treatment sites.
  • Conducted PSM/RMP compliance audits for a large number of facilities from a variety of industries, and assisted management to achieve full compliance.
  • For several food processing and warehousing operations, developed an integrated PSM, RMP and CalARP program for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems.
  • For several clients developed a comprehensive training program and conducted training to ensure compliance with the regulations.