This Standard identifies the requirements of a management system that will address the scope of issues covered by Process Safety Management (PSM) for facilities handling or storing potentially hazardous materials. It should be used in conjunction with the PSM Guide, which briefly explains the meaning of the elements and components.
This guide shows the scope of Process Safety Management (PSM) and explains briefly the meaning of its elements and components.
A stepwise flowchart and process to size up the major process hazards on site.
The questions contained in the Site Self-assessment Tool will help you to establish a baseline of your site’s current level of awareness and use of the important techniques for preventing process-related incidents. It will also assist in identifying priority areas for improvement.
If the site may pose a risk to the surrounding community, it’s essential that people know what to expect if an emergency happens. The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC, formerly the Canadian Chemical Producers Association) has developed Guidelines for Site Risk Communication which take you through the basics of what to do and why, including how to handle your worst-case scenario.
The Business Case for Process Safety is an industry-wide study that identifies and explains the ways business benefit from implementing a robust process safety program. Be an ambassador for process safety and share this brochure with your customers and suppliers, your local chamber of commerce, trade organizations, and new managers in your own company.
This 84-page document is intended to guide municipalities and industry in conducting or evaluating the technical risk analysis portion of risk assessments. For experienced risk analysts it is a working document or tool, but it is also useful for the layperson as a reference work and an aid to judge when to enlist the advice of an experienced risk analyst. The document forms the basis of a national guideline to promote consistent application of risk assessment techniques across different industrial sectors and regions across Canada.
This document was developed in 1995 by the Major Industrial Accidents Council of Canada (MIACC), a voluntary alliance of interested parties dedicated to reducing the frequency and severity of major industrial accidents. MIACC dissolved in 1999, but this document is made available in electronic form free of charge through the Chemical Institute of Canada. The Risk-based Land Use Planning Guidelines, one of the best-known and most-used MIACC products, is targeted at municipal planners responsible for land use plans who have limited expertise in the risk assessment or chemical field. In very simple language, it provides the reader with advice and background on risk acceptability criteria suitable for use in any jurisdiction in Canada. The document here is the original MIACC publication. Experience has demonstrated that the criteria adopted at that time have received broad support from the stakeholder community and have worked well in practice. However, in 2008, the PSM division decided to review because of experience and developments in land use planning and, as a result of this review, the PSM division recommends that some additional points should be taken into consideration when using this guide. These are explained in the accompanying cover note.
Provides a guideline for process industries on how to manage the health and safety aspects of organizational change. It is the outcome of a CSChE project based on a workshop on this topic held in Sarnia, Ontario on July 4, 2002. The document includes a flow sheet and also checklists for screening and risk assessment of organizational change.
Despite the developed state of industry in Canada, there are serious concerns about the state of process safety in this nation. Canada has never experienced a major industrial accident on the scale of that in Bhopal, India (1984), or Toulouse, France (2001); whether this is due to strong policies or good fortune is unknown. It is the intention of this report to first examine whether or not industry in Canada is effectively governed with regard to major industrial accidents involving hazardous materials. Secondly, the report makes recommendations to the CCPA as to how this aspect of industry safety can be improved if needed.