The 14 PSM Elements

Process safety information on hazards, technology, and equipment.

Operating procedures for each operating phase and operating limits.

Process hazard analysis addressing hazard control and effects of control failure on the health and safety of employees.

Employee participation through consultation and information access.

Training conducted regularly and documented.

Contractors' safety performance periodically evaluated.

Mechanical integrity maintained through inspections, testing, and quality assurance.

Incident investigation initiated not later than 48 hours after the incident occured.

Management of change procedures prepared whenever changes are made to the process, chemicals, technology, equipment, procedures, or facilities.

Pre-startup safety review performed for new and modified facilities.

Emergency action plan developed for the entire plant/site.

Hot work permit is issued whenever there are hot work operations.

Compliance audits are conducted every 3 years.

Trade secrets within information related to the PSM program are kept confidential.

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.