• Bryan Evans

Requirement 9 of PSM - Hot Work Permits

In this video, I disucss requirement 9 of Process Safety Management (PSM), which is related to Hot Work Permits.

This requirement states that every employer must issue a permit to anyone involved in welding or other hot work near highly hazardous chemicals.

There are a number of ways that customers can use technology to help facilitate this PSM requirement, which is highly recommended.

Creating the permit requires multi-disciplines and you have to have some engineering involved in it to ensure that all of the hazards are identified and built into the permit.

You want to have a good record of not only your permits and the technical basis behind them, but you also want a record and acknowledgement of the employee or contractor who is going to be performing the work.

Having those documents in a centralized repository will allow you to capture acknowledgements from the employees or contractors.

This gives you a good basis for a reporting system to be able to report back to auditors that you are in compliance with the hot work permit.

Previous Videos in the series:

Introducing HSE Technologies Video Blog Series on PSM

Background and Overview of PSM

Requirement 1 of PSM - Employee Participation

Requirement 2 of PSM - Process Safety Information

Requirement 3 of PSM - Process Hazardous Analysis (PHA's)

Requirement 4 of PSM - Operating Procedures

Requirement 5 of PSM - Training

Requirement 6 of PSM - Contractors

Requirement 7 of PSM - Pre Start-Up Safety Review

Requirement 8 of PSM - Mechanical Integrity

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