DuPont Process Safety Management Program Methods
Our expert consultants take a collaborative approach, adapting proven DuPont standards to the specific challenges of your organization. We work closely with you to prevent incidents, reduce operational risk, exceed regulations, and maximize results.
For over 30 years, DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) has implemented Process Safety Management (PSM) and Operational Risk Management (ORM) standards in our own facilities, and at client sites worldwide, to prevent process-related incidents and to reduce operational risk. Based on this vast experience, we have refined our process safety management program methodologies in ways that can be replicated, put into practice, tested, and fine-tuned in almost any situation or industry.
We use a variety of proven tools to create customized and integrated PSM, operational discipline, and performance management systems. Depending on your organization’s specific needs, our experts can adapt our process safety management program standards and methods to help transform your safety culture, develop employee skills, boost quality and productivity, gain efficiencies, exceed regulations, and preserve your right to operate, all in the process of helping to reduce incidents and improve safety performance.
The 22 Elements of PSM and ORM
A DSS process safety management program is designed to reduce operational risks within three focus areas: facilities, technology and personnel. Underpinning these focus areas are 22 process elements, each of which serves as an avenue for enhanced risk management. Using these 22 elements, DSS expert consultants in PSM and ORM help move organizations through stages of assessment and awareness, to planning and implementation of customized process safety standards and operational best practices, to benchmarking and continuous improvement. At every step, we are laser-focused on results.
At the core of the DSS model is a strong management commitment, reflecting a key belief of DuPont: that people and leadership are the most essential factor in any successful PSM implementation. Our experience has proven that a strong leadership commitment facilitates implementation of a strong safety management system, and is necessary to achieve and sustain step changes in performance.
DSS Process Safety Management Program Continuum
Our PSM framework helps clients apply management systems and controls, including programs, procedures, audits and evaluations, to their manufacturing or chemical procedures. We help our clients identify, understand and control process hazards, so that process-related injuries and accidents are prevented. We customize and seamlessly integrate many levels of PSM services with each client’s established processes to help clients make step changes in their safety performance. Depending on your needs, our expert consultants can offer services along a continuum of PSM development and improvement.
- Specify Upgrades
We can help you choose whether to innovate new processes or revamp existing programs, using:
- Best Practices Workshops
- Assessments and benchmarking
- Corporate PSM strategy development
- Asset PSM improvement plan development
- Build the Program
We help with planning, design and program development, using our:
- Governance and organizational design
- PSM design
- PSM process facilitation
- Run the Program
Our operations support and implementation services can encompass:
- Organizational development
- Expert skills augmentation
- Delivery execution partnering (pairing DuPont resources with your staff to deliver results)
- Sustain Your Results
Our continuous improvement methodologies help you continue to refine your program and performance, with:
- PSM audits
- Operating discipline tools
- Learning and development programs
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Discover how DuPont Process Safety Management and Operational Risk Management systems help our clients protect their people and assets from harm.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) brochure for information on the dynamics of successful owner/contractor engagements.
Bob Krzywicki is Global Practice Leader for Employee Safety Consulting. As a recognized expert, he brings over 30 years of experience in the field to the core consulting practice of Safety Resources at DuPont Sustainable Solutions.
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) brochure to learn more about how DSS can help improve your business through Process Safety & Operational Risk Management Workshops.
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) article on the simple and effective eight step approach that can help companies with Operational Discipline implementation.
Christopher Smith is Global Practice Leader of Energy Efficiency Consulting for DSS, a global leader in operations management consulting which advises Fortune 500 executive teams worldwide.