Critical evaluation of the RBPS management system is one of four elements in the RBPS pillar of learning from experience.  Formal methods for performng periodic RBPS management system audits, which should reduce risk, by proactively identifying and correcting weaknesses in management system design and implementation and more information can be found in Introduction to Auditing

For more in-depth information on auditing, consult these CCPS Guidelines regarding learning from experience.

Auditing IPLs -- Using Safety Critical Functions Manuals

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 31, 2014
The three criteria for an independent layer of protection (IPL) are effectiveness, independence, and auditability. The effectiveness and independence...

Management of Change (MOC) Auditing System

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 13, 2011
Our company has discovered that regular auditing of the MOC process is essential to enforcing its proper use. We have developed an audit that can be...

PSM Auditing Dilemmas

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 13, 2011
In most PSM audits, the audit team will face one or more situations that represent a dilemma. These dilemmas usually require the individual auditor...

Audits, Inspection and Regulation

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
In the past few years, we have seen renewed emphasis on PSM through OSHA’s National Emphasis Programs and Homeland Security new Chemical Security’s...

Auditing Process Safety

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 27, 2009
The 2nd Edition of the CCPS Guidelines for Auditing Process Safety Management Systems is currently being prepared. This session will include papers...

Guidelines for Acquisition Evaluation and Post Merger Integration

June, 2010
It is crucial for process safety professionals to be aware of best practices for post merger integration at any level. A compilation of industry best practices from both technical and financial perspectives, this book provides a single reference that addresses acquisitions and merger integration...

Guidelines for Mechanical Integrity Systems

July, 2006
In recent years, process safety management system compliance audits have revealed that organizations often have significant opportunities for improving their Mechanical Integrity programs. As part of the Center for Chemical Process Safety's Guidelines series, Guidelines for Mechanical Integrity...

Guidelines for Auditing Process Safety Management Systems, 2nd Edition

February, 2011
This book discusses the fundamental skills, techniques, and tools of auditing, and the characteristics of a good process safety management system. A variety of approaches are given so the reader can select the best methodology for a given audit. This book updates the original CCPS Auditing...

Objective Analysis of PSM Audit Data

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 23, 2010
In developing systems for Process Safety Management, compliance audits are integral with verification that practices and procedures are developed and...
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