A Root-Cause Approach to PSM Audits


Tracing audit findings back to the management system that allowed the failure to occur is an effective way to uncover deficiencies in an organization’s process safety management system. Follow the guidance provided in this article to apply root-cause-based auditing to your facility.


Author Bios: 

David Kahn

Mr. Kahn is a process risk and automation specialist with focused experience in Process Safety Management development and facilitation of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to risk assessment. 

Prior to entering the field of PSM consulting, Mr. Kahn developed a foundation in instrumentation and automation, including design, programming, and integrity level verification of Safety Instrumented Functions with complex voting architectures. He has also earned his CFSP certification, which demonstrates his understanding of the SIS lifecycle as required by...Read more

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