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PSM and ORM Consulting Methodology

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.

 

  1. 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

 

  1. Build the Program

We help with planning, design and program development, using our:

  • Governance and organizational design
  • PSM design
  • PSM process facilitation

 

  1. 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)

 

  1. Sustain Your Results

Our continuous improvement methodologies help you continue to refine your program and performance, with:

Process Safety and Operational Risk Management Consulting

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    DuPont Asset Productivity consultants can help your organization optimize any aspect of your operating asset-base. Our integrated management processes and systems are designed to improve the cost productivity of your workforce, infrastructure and investments. Our expert consultants can customize our solutions to help you achieve new efficiency and effectiveness, improving your productivity, revenue, profits and operational excellence.

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    Our Operational Risk Management and Process Safety experts draw on over 40 years of DuPont experience in managing hazards at our own facilities. Our customized solutions can help prevent safety and environmental incidents, to preserve your business continuity, capitalization and right to operate, and – most importantly – to protect precious lives. In addition, our proven processes can boost cost efficiency, productivity and quality.

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    As a world safety leader, DuPont experts can help you implement organizational and individual change management processes that transform your safety culture. We help your organization foster a fully-integrated commitment to safety at all levels, with practices that strengthen leadership and reduce costs. Our solutions boost morale, performance and productivity, and most importantly, help send your workers home safely every night.

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    Our training experts can help your organization develop employee skills while reducing training costs and enhancing productivity. Available in more than 30 languages, our award-winning on-demand DuPont eLearning courseware incorporates advanced online training technologies and highly engaging content. Its flexible and customizable features also make it simple to manage your users, curriculum and training components from start to finish.

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    Global Practice Leader
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    As a world safety leader, DuPont experts can help you implement organizational and individual change management processes that transform your safety culture. We help your organization foster a fully-integrated commitment to safety at all levels, with practices that strengthen leadership and reduce costs. Our solutions boost morale, performance and productivity, and most importantly, help send your workers home safely every night.

    Enhance operations and process safety

    Our Operational Risk Management and Process Safety experts draw on over 40 years of DuPont experience in managing hazards at our own facilities. Our customized solutions can help prevent safety and environmental incidents, to preserve your business continuity, capitalization and right to operate, and – most importantly – to protect precious lives. In addition, our proven processes can boost cost efficiency, productivity and quality.

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    Each of our expert consultants acts as a catalyst for business transformation. We can customize our management best practices to lead your workplace and work culture to become safer, more efficient and more environmentally sustainable. Our solutions facilitate change and enhance leadership and organizational development to deliver world-class workplace safety, footprint reduction, operations and capital effectiveness, and unsurpassed energy efficiency.

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INFORMATION & IDEAS

  • Contractor Safety Management Consulting

    Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) brochure for information on the dynamics of successful owner/contractor engagements.

  • Mieke Jacobs, Global Practice Leader

    Mieke Jacobs leads our Employee Safety practice, helping global clients establish a company-wide health and safety culture that increases performance and productivity, while reducing costs and workplace injuries.

  • Employee Safety Lead, Bob Krzywicki

    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.

  • Process Safety Workshop Brochure

    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.

  • Operational Discipline Eight Step Approach

    Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) article on the simple and effective eight step approach that can help companies with Operational Discipline implementation.

  • Brian Rains, Global Practice Leader

    Brian Rains leads our Operations Excellence practice, helping clients optimize their operations performance through a holistic approach to safety, quality, yields, assets, supply chains and energy utilization improvement.

  • Promoting Safety in Production Processes

    The management of process safety and operational risk is a great opportunity for companies to predict and control the risks in their operations and production processes. Many CEO's have said that what keeps them awake at night is the possibility of a "serious incident" that could bring down a company. Srinivasan Ramabhadran, Global Leader of Process Safety Management and Operational Risks, speaks to Vias Expeciales about this topic.

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