Key differentiators

Why trust BakerRisk with process safety services?

Expert consultants

Expert consultants averaging over 20 years in the field.

Lessons learned

Lessons learned from hundreds of incident investigations.

Proprietary tools

Proprietary modeling tools such as SafeSite3G© and FireHAT© to analyze blast, toxic, fire, and mechanical failure consequences as well as emergency response plans and capabilities.

Comprehensive reports

Comprehensive, balanced reports using impartial assessments that provide actionable recommendations.

Ongoing Support

Ongoing support with a depth of expertise covering a broad range of technical risk subjects.

Our Expertise

PSM program development.

BakerRisk professionals leverage their wide range of technical backgrounds and expertise when they perform third party audits or provide a subject matter expert to your audit/assessment team. Our consultants are skilled in auditing against regulations and “Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practice” (RAGAGEP). Our auditing services extend beyond U.S. regulatory compliance, permitting us to use our expertise globally.

Compliance Auditing

Keeping your facility safe and compliant.

BakerRisk professionals leverage their wide range of technical backgrounds and expertise when they perform third-party audits or provide subject matter experts to your audit team. Our consultants are skilled in auditing against a range of national and trade standards, as well as local and company-specific standards. In addition, our services extend beyond regulatory compliance, permitting us to use our expertise globally.

Compliance audits we perform:

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • CSA Z767 & CSA Z662
  • EPA 40 CFR Part 68 Risk Management Plan (RMP)
  • AICHE CCPS risk-based process safety
  • Energy Institute Process Safety Guidelines
  • Safety Instrumented System (SIS) validation and auditing
  • Focused audits
    • Mechanical integrity
    • Natural hazards evaluation
    • Structural integrity
  • Process safety culture, leadership, and accountability
  • NFPA Standards including:
    • NFPA 85, 86 and 87
    • NFPA 30
    • NFPA 400
    • NFPA 25
  • API industrial standards and recommended practices such as:
    • API 520 Relief Devices
    • API 560 Fired Heaters
    • API 579 Fitness for Service
    • API 581 Risk-Based Inspection
    • API 610 Centrifugal Pumps
    • API 611 and 612 Steam Turbines
    • API 616, 617, 618, 619 Compressors
    • API 674, 675, 676 Positive Displacement Pumps
    • API 1173 Pipeline Safety Management Systems
    • API 2510 and Publication 2510A
    • API RP 751
    • API RP 581
    • API RTP 1173
  • Other customized audits and evaluations focused on topics selected by our clients

Risk-Based Process Safety

Going above and beyond compliance.

We are experts on industry “Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practice” (RAGAGEP) and can lead an organization or a given facility through the development of a risk-based process safety (RBPS) program where regulatory compliance is not the sole objective. A facility’s operational risk, or inherent risk, is considered when selecting the RBPS elements to emphasize and include in the program. Regulatory compliance, when required, does not guarantee process safety performance or avoidance of incidents.

Measuring process safety performance goes beyond complying with regulations. Risk-based process safety raises the bar on process safety performance.

What is risk-based process safety?

AICHE CCPS developed risk-based process safety (RBPS) to provide a holistic framework of elements for the next generation of process safety management. The additional elements included in RBPS help to eliminate the gaps and inconsistencies inherent in a compliance-driven program that are known contributors to PSM failures.

Our risk assessments utilize a pre-screening process to determine the main risk contributors at the facility. The RBPS elements can then be implemented at varying levels of rigor to optimize process safety management performance, efficiency, and effectiveness and to manage risk exposures.

Safety Guidelines

The four pillars of risk-based process safety.

The next generation of process safety management involves a risk-based process safety assessment. Unlike U.S. OSHA PSM, with 14 identified elements, RBPS has established four accident prevention pillars and 21 elements that address both onsite and offsite risk.

The CCPS publication, “Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety” organizes the elements into four accident prevention pillars:

Commit to Process Safety

  • Process Safety Culture
  • Compliance with Standards
  • Process Safety Competency
  • Workforce Involvement
  • Stakeholder Outreach

Manage Risk

  • Operating Procedures
  • Safe-Work Practices
  • Asset Integrity and Reliability
  • Contractor Management
  • Training and Performance Assurance
  • Management of Change
  • Operational Readiness
  • Conduct of Operations
  • Emergency Management

Understand Hazards and Risk

  • Process Knowledge Management
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis

Learn from Experience

  • Incident Investigation
  • Measurement and Metrics
  • Auditing
  • Management Review and Continuous Improvement

Our Contributions

BakerRisk sets industry standards.

BakerRisk not only provides risk-based process safety services. Our expert engineers have also written or contributed to CCPS books and materials, many of which are used throughout the industry today.

Abnormal Situation Management

Auditing Process Safety Management Systems

Guidelines for Risk-Based Process Safety

Process Safety in Upstream Oil and Gas

Inherently Safer Chemical Processes

Guidelines for Process Safety Metrics

Our Specialists

Meet our process safety management experts.