Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR)
In the United States, the performance of a PSSR (Pre-Startup Safety Review) is mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The mandate covers new facilities and pre-existing facilities when a modification is significant enough to require a change in the process safety information. The more complex the project, the greater the need to perform a PSSR especially prior to introducing hydrocarbons or highly hazardous chemicals.
A PSSR is a safety review conducted prior to startup (commissioning) of a new or modified processing/manufacturing plant or facility to ensure the following:
- That installations meet the original design and/or operating intent
- To catch and re-assess any potential hazard due to changes during the detailed engineering and construction phase of a project
Many large projects tend to fall behind schedule causing an intense pressure to cut corners. The completion of a thorough PSSR is essential to ensure that newly constructed or modified facilities will safely perform as designed. IFO Group can provide experienced facilitators that understand the critical need for effective PSSR and can bring an independent and pragmatic voice to the table to aid in timely and effective reviews. Our consultants have facilitated many PSSRs for clients across a range of industries. Just click on the “Request a Consultation” button on the right side of this page, call us, or send us an email and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation to discuss your needs! This is our passion and we’d love to assist!