Safety management. Evaluation and Control.

Process Safety Management (PSM)

Risk Management Program (RMP)

The most common refrigerant used throughout industrial refrigeration is anhydrous ammonia (NH3).

It is the most efficient, sustainable refrigerant on the planet and is naturally occurring.

However due to the properties of NH3 (Flammable, Toxic) it is highly regulated by the EPA, OSHA and Industry Standard Best Practices (RETA, IIAR).

Process Safety Management (PSM) is a systematic approach to managing the hazards associated with chemical processes. The goal of PSM is to prevent or minimize the occurrence of catastrophic incidents, such as explosions, fires, and toxic releases, that can result in loss of life, environmental damage, and significant financial losses.

PSM is a regulatory requirement for many industries, including oil and gas, chemical manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the United States has a specific standard for PSM that outlines the requirements for employers to develop and implement a comprehensive PSM program.

Fisher Refrigeration has in-house RMP/PSM/Compliance experts that can guide you through the process requirements to ensure your people and facility are safe and that you satisfy the myriad or requirements mandated by regulatory agencies..

key elements of a psm program

Overall, a well-designed and effectively implemented PSM program can help prevent catastrophic incidents, protect employees and the public, and avoid significant financial losses.

• PSI (Process safety information): Employers must compile and maintain information on the hazards associated with each chemical process.

• PHA (Process hazard analysis): Employers must conduct a systematic review of each process to identify potential hazards and determine appropriate controls to mitigate those hazards.

• PSM Audit (Every 3 years)

•Operating procedures: Employers must develop and implement procedures for safely operating each process.

•Training: Employers must provide training to employees who work with or around hazardous processes

• MI (Mechanical integrity Inspection): Employers must establish procedures for maintaining equipment used in hazardous processes to prevent failures that could result in catastrophic incidents.

• MOC (Management of change): Employers must establish a process for reviewing and approving changes to the process or equipment used in hazardous processes.

• PSSR (Pre-startup safety review): Employers must conduct a safety review before

• Emergency planning and response: Employers must develop and implement procedures for responding to emergency situations, including evacuations, fire suppression, and medical treatment.

• Compliance audits: Employers must conduct regular audits to ensure that their PSM program is being implemented effectively and in compliance with regulatory requirements.


At Fisher Refrigeration, we're proud to be a certified APSM partner. We offer a range of services to our customers, including compliance audits, risk management planning, process hazard analysis, and training.

Being a certified APSM partner means we have the proper training and expertise to help our customers manage their processes safely and efficiently. Our certification is like a stamp of approval, giving our customers confidence that they can rely on us to deliver high-quality service.

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