ABS Group's proven compliance management services help increase safety and reliability, enhance efficiency and decrease risk. As regulations and standards change, we are always ready to address the specific challenges of your facility and provide comprehensive, technical solutions that can help verify compliance and even increase efficiency and profitability.
Our experienced subject matter experts can evaluate your asset in comparison to new standards and develop and implement any necessary changes to your existing infrastructure. We will work with your organization to help your facility meet or exceed industry regulations and standards while continuing to operate efficiently and effectively in the following compliance areas.
Solutions That Keep Up with Evolving Standards
ABS Group has performed advanced compliance assessments for the United States Department of Homeland Security, the US Coast Guard and numerous chemical and nuclear facilities. Our extensive background in the electrical sector and technical expertise in risk management can help ensure that your facility is compliant. Our compliance services are always based on the most current versions of NERC standards and are expertly tailored to fit the needs and challenges of your specific facility.
Process Safety Compliance
For more than 25 years, we have helped companies worldwide develop and refine their OHSA PSM and EPA RMP programs, as well as their corresponding audit protocol to periodically verify compliance with such programs. Our reputation as a leader in this field is confirmed by our role supporting the US Chemical Safety Board on issues of national significance. In addition, our personnel are familiar with issues targeted by OSHA regulators in National Emphasis Programs for both refineries and chemical facilities.
The US Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulates the transportation of oil and other petrochemicals via pipeline and other means. PHMSA has a set of statutory mandatory failure reporting requirements for their regulated industry. For PHMSA, there are two primary sets of reporting requirements: pipelines and hazardous materials. Our compliance experts can help you understand how to comply with the PHMSA pipeline and hazardous materials safety requirements.
COMAH/Seveso III Directive Compliance
Across the world, governments are taking a more active role in requiring companies to have in place a safety management system that addresses major accident hazards. The Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) requirements in the UK and the Seveso III Directive in the EU are examples of such regulations. These regulations require companies handling highly hazardous materials to identify the hazards that exist, the measures in place to control these hazards, the programs in place to maintain the integrity and assure the reliability of equipment and protective features, and to demonstrate that the risks of a major accident are being controlled to a reasonable level. Our process safety team can assist you with developing or upgrading your safety management, or, through independent audits, help you identify gaps or inefficiencies with your safety management systems.
ABS Group is committed to helping you reduce risk, increase safety, secure regulatory compliance and improve health, safety and environmental (HSE) performance. Our holistic approach considers the complex interaction between technological, individual human and organizational factors, providing the total risk picture. This transfer of knowledge allows organizations to drive positive HSE performance and manage their HSE compliance.
ABS Group offers services for developing and implementing programs that help both commercial entities and government organizations achieve compliance, as well as improve overall performance. Some of the services we offer cover topics including:
- Process Safety Information
- Management of Change
- Pre-Startup Safety Review
- Incident Investigation and Response
- Facility Siting
Companies tap ABS Quality Evaluations to help them assure the performance of their systems, people and supply chains. Our global network of auditors have applied our certification process to companies across many different industries including:
- Oil, Gas and Chemical
- Construction and Engineering
- Information Technology