CCPS RBPS Element 1.2 COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS
Identifying and addressing relevant process safety standards, codes, regulations, and laws over the life of a process are one of the five elements in the Commit to Process Safety Pillar (Foundational Block).
Standards is a system to identify, develop, acquire, evaluate, disseminate, and provide access to applicable standards, codes, regulations, and laws that affect process safety. The standards system addresses both internal and external standards; national and international codes and standards; and local, state, and federal regulations and laws. The system makes this information easily and quickly accessible to potential users. The standards system interacts in some fashion with every RBPS management system element.
Knowledge of and conformance to standards helps a company;
(1) operate and maintain a safe facility,
(2) consistently implement process safety practices, and
(3) minimize legal liability.
The standards system also forms the basis for the standards of Responsible Care used in an audit program to determine management system conformance.
EI PSM Element 2 IDENTIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE WITH LEGISLATION AND INDUSTRY STANDARDS
Compliance with legislation is a fundamental requirement for organisations.
Management must ensure that the requirements of applicable legislation are identified, understood and complied with.
EI PSM Element 11 STANDARDS AND PRACTICES
HS&E and process safety performance is enhanced by using robust standards and safe working practices.
Management must ensure that the required standards and safe working practices, to support project, maintenance and operational activities, are identified, developed and consistently applied.
The following topics relate to this element: