For the purpose of this publication, process safety management refers to providing guidance to improve process safety in industrial gas facilities. It is not meant to refer to the OSHA Process Safety Management regulations.
The process safety management framework may be applied to all processes within the industrial and medical gases industry. It is designed to address process safety hazards.
The process safety management framework is intended to provide a design basis for the development of a process safety management system where an organization does not have one. It also may be used as a common basis for benchmarking existing process safety management systems.
In some countries, there can be existing regulatory requirements for process safety management systems. This framework is not intended to replace these requirements but may be used to supplement them for all industry regardless of regulatory requirements.