Assessing the safety standards of producing chemicals in China
[ 2007-10-24 ]
Project Background
In order to prepare to introduce a chemical in to the Chinese marketplace that was already being produced in the US, FMC wanted to carry out a Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) of the company that would be producing it to ensure that they met both Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and FMC's own international process safety guidelines. At the same time FMC intended to provide some training in process safety management to local professionals and employees. ERM was commissioned by FMC to conduct the PHA.

Our role in the project
ERM carried out a Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) for the multi-step stage of the production process. It was carried out over six days by a multi-disciplinary team led by ERM's own safety consultant Samuel Xu. The review aimed to assess the process from a safety standpoint and to identify any potential operational problems.

The Benefits of ERM's involvement included:
As a result of this assessment, we were able to:
  • identify any major process safety-related hazards and operational problems that could directly threaten the safety of production personnel or cause potential operational difficulties;
  • identify any major law and regulatory risks and issues;
  • provide local professionals and operators with training to improve safety awareness.

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