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
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey