Process Safety Services

PSM/RMP Compliance Audits

Achieve Operational Excellence and Regulatory Compliance

At Cognascents, our experienced team of engineers specializes in conducting comprehensive, third-party Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Plan (RMP) Compliance Audits. Our services are designed to ensure compliance and improve the effectiveness of your PSM and RMP programs, leading to enhanced operational excellence.

What is a PSM Compliance Audit and why is it important?

A Process Safety Management (PSM) Compliance Audit is an essential and mandated by OSHA 1910.119. This audit, conducted every three years, enables companies to determine if they are meeting the compliance standards set forth by OSHA and follow their internal PSM policies and protocols. In essence, a PSM Compliance Audit gauges PSM effectiveness and ensure regulatory compliance, serving as a critical tool in safeguarding your operations.

What is an RMP Compliance Audit and why is it necessary?

An RMP Compliance Audit is required by the EPA’s Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule for Program 3 facilities. Similar to the PSM Compliance Audit, this evaluation, conducted every three years, to verifies compliance with EPA regulations and ensure the implementation of proper RMP policies and protocols. An RMP Compliance Audit serves as a crucial assessment tool to measure the effectiveness of risk management strategies and guarantee compliance with EPA guidelines.

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Our Comprehensive Audit protocol

At Cognascents, we perform third-party, independent PSM and RMP compliance audits to ensure objectivity and integrity. Our team of expert auditors, who are mostly engineers, possesses in-depth knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of PSM and RMP elements.

During our audits, our multi-disciplinary engineers diligently look for interrelationships and inconsistencies between various PSM and RMP elements, identifing potential gaps and areas for improvement across all elements. We ensure the highest level of competency and integrity throughout our PSM and RMP compliance audit protocol.

Our audit protocol includes the following steps:

  • Preparation
    We thoroughly familiarize ourselves with your company’s PSM and RMP programs, policies, and protocols.
  • Onsite Audit Assessment
    Our auditors conduct interviews, review documentation, and perform observations to assess the effectiveness and compliance of your PSM and RMP programs.
  • Audit Documentation
    We provide detailed audit reports that document our findings, including any non-compliance issues and areas of improvement.
  • Follow-up Services
    After the audit, we offer valuable recommendations along with achievable action plans to help you attain compliance status.

Benefits of conducting PSM and RMP Compliance Audits

Engaging Cognascents for your PSM and RMP Compliance Audits offers numerous advantages:
  • Ensuring Compliance: Our audits help you meet the regulatory requirements set by OSHA and the EPA, ensuring you are in full compliance with PSM and RMP standards.
  • Identifying Gaps and Inconsistencies: Our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to uncover interrelationships and inconsistencies between various PSM and RMP elements, helping you address potential weaknesses and improve overall program effectiveness.
  • Enhancing Safety: By conducting thorough audits, we help identify and mitigate potential risks, ensuring the safety of your employees, facilities, and the surrounding environment.
  • Expertise and Independence: Our team of auditors, who are experienced engineers or professionals, possess a deep understanding of PSM and RMP elements, enabling them to provide valuable insights and recommendations.
  • Actionable Recommendations: Our comprehensive audit reports include achievable action plans, empowering you to implement necessary improvements and achieve compliance status effectively.

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At Cognascents, we have the expertise to meet your specific needs. Explore the variety of related services we offer and discover how our tailored approach can benefit your business.

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Contact us today and take a proactive step toward process safety, risk management, and regulatory compliance. Our experts are ready to help enhance your operational excellence and ensure the highest level of safety in your operations.