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Keywords:

  • process safety management;
  • small company;
  • plans for PSM;
  • risk minimization

Abstract

Herein, we present the steps a small pharmaceutical research and development company is taking to prepare for process safety management (PSM). Although not regulated by PSM at the present time, the corporate growth plan is such that PSM will be a requirement within the next 2–5 years. When looking at the safety management systems in use by many major companies, safety personnel at small companies can become overwhelmed by the daunting task before them. Preparation is key for a small company that must use available resources efficiently in order to accomplish day to day activities. © 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Process Saf Prog, 2012