Process Safety Management Program

Facilities with refrigeration systems over 10,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia are subject to OSHA Code of Federal Regulations 29CFR Section 1910.119

The program includes the following 14 elements:

  1. Employee Participation
  2. Process Safety Information
  3. Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
  4. Operating Procedures
  5. Training
  6. Contractors
  7. Pre-Startup Safety Review
  1. Mechanical Integrity Audit
  2. Hot Work Permit
  3. Management of Change
  4. Incident Investigation
  5. Emergency Planning & Response
  6. Compliance Audits
  7. Trade Secrets 

Risk Management Plan (RMP)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires certain companies to develop and share information about the chemicals used, the potential risks to the community, the ways a company manages those risks, and in the unlikely event of a release how well prepared to respond. ASM can provide:

  1. Hazard Assessment Development including worst case and alternate release scenarios and offsite consequence analysis
  2. Preventive Program Development
  3. Emergency Response Plan
  4. Risk Management Plan including filing assistance for initial and 5 year renewal

General Duty – Ammonia Refrigeration Management Program (ARM)

Facilities with refrigeration systems under 10,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia are subject to the General Duty Clause of the Clean Air Act Section 112 (r) (1). ASM can provide “site specific” ARM Programs to satisfy General Duty requirements for both OSHA and EPA.

Homeland Security - Chemical Facility
Anti-Terrorism Standards

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), identifies, assesses and ensures effective security at high-risk chemical facilities. The Department developed the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) to identify facilities that meet the Department’s criteria for high-risk chemical facilities.