PSM Compliance Audit

OSHA 1910.119 requires compliance audits be conducted every three years. Compliance audits help companies determine whether they are doing what is required for compliance against OSHA’s PSM mandate. Compliance audits also help companies determine if they are doing what is described in their PSM policies and protocols. In essence, compliance audits serve as a company’s most critical measurement tool for PSM effectiveness and compliance.

Cognascents performs third-party PSM compliance audits. Third-party PSM compliance audits ensure independence and impartiality, thereby enhancing the integrity of the compliance assessment. Cognascents is both agile and practical in their approach to PSM compliance audits. Cognascents auditors have developed comprehensive checklists to aid in the interview, observation, and verification audit elements. Cognascents auditors know how to effectively and efficiently conduct interviews and review information as they themselves have generated PSM-compliant programs.

Most importantly, the Cognascents auditors look for inter-relationships and inconsistencies between PSM elements in a way other audit companies do not. Other audit companies do not typically utilize multi-disciplined engineers who are well-versed in all PSM elements. All of the Cognascents auditors are engineers who have developed and implemented PSM elements, such as process safety information and PHAs. The consulting nature of our business allows us to stay up to date on the industry’s performance level with respect to regulatory compliance standards. Therefore, Cognascents also ensures a higher-integrity competency component to their PSM compliance audits.

Cognascents has worked with companies through regulatory scrutiny and understands what “compliance” means. Cognascents provides a comprehensive compliance audit solution that entails preparation, on-site-audit execution, documentation, and follow-up services. At the end of the audit, Cognascents conducts a management debrief and provides recommendations with achievable action plans to attain compliance status.

Contact Cognascents to help you scope out and price your next PSM compliance audit. We are here to serve.