NEP program guidelines should apply to any plant
An overview of the 14 elements that makes up the National Emphasis Program
It stands to reason that if you’re in a facility that is not PSM mandated, you might not be too concerned with the National Emphasis Program. If you are in a PSM organization, you might have made the mistake of thinking it’s a safety program. The fact is, as identified above, much of the process safety centers around engineering and maintenance.
In a sampling of the results of 98 CHEMNEP inspections, 44% were found to be traditional engineering and maintenance related: mechanical integrity and process safety information.
Here are the 14 elements that make up the NEP. Review them and see how many can and should apply to your facility and how your company works:
- Employee participation
- Process safety information
- Process hazard analysis
- Operating procedures
- Pre start-up review
- Mechanical integrity
- Hot work permit
- Management of change
- Incident investigation
- Emergency planning and response
- Compliance audits
- Trade secrets
Learn more about how to make sense of process safety and other safety issues from the Marshall Institute below.
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.