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Perform A Proper Pre-Startup Safety Review — 5 Steps

Protect personnel and processes by conducting a thorough review before operating new or updated units

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A pre-startup safety review (PSSR) is a critical element of the process safety management (PSM) program mandated by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, due to time constraint and budget pressures, the temptation to rush or completely neglect the PSSR often exists.OSHA implemented the PSM program in 1992. It spelled out the need for a PSSR in 29 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) 1910.119(i):1910.119(i)(1) — The employer shall perform a pre-startup safety review for new facilities and for modified facilities when the modification is significant enough to require a change in the process safety information.1910.119(i)(2) — The…

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