OSHA Facility Siting regulations as part of the PSM Standard require facilities to evaluate structures to determine onsite concerns of fire, explosions and toxic substance release. Additionally, the EPA Risk Management Plan Rule requires facilities that use extremely hazardous substances develop a Risk Management Plan to determine off-site consequences for the fire, explosions, and toxic substance releases. The information required under RMP helps local fire, police, and emergency response personnel prepare for and respond to emergencies. The RMP must be revised and resubmitted to the EPA every five years.
Smith & Burgess is able to provide consequence modeling for fire, toxic release and overpressure scenarios that could affect a processing unit, facility or off-site people, places, and things. The models define the proper locations of buildings and structures within the facility and the offsite impact to the community. The determination is accomplished by analysis of your site followed by a calculation of the impact utilizing either tables and charts, consequence modeling or Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA). After the effect on structures is known, mitigation is able to be performed to address any structures found to have an intolerable risk.