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The owner or operator shall perform an
initial process hazard analysis (hazard evaluation) on processes covered by
this chapter. The process hazard analysis shall be appropriate to the
complexity of the process and shall identify, evaluate, and control the hazards
involved in the process. The owner or operator shall determine and document the
priority order for conducting process hazard analyses based on a rationale
which includes such considerations as extent of the process hazards, number of
potentially affected employees, age of the process, and operating history of
the process. The process hazard analysis shall be conducted as soon as
possible, but not later than June 21, 1999. Process hazards analyses completed
to comply with
to meet requirements of this paragraph as initial process hazards analyses.
These process hazard analyses shall be updated and
revalidated, based on their completion date.
The owner or operator shall use one or
more of the following methodologies that are appropriate to determine and
evaluate the hazards of the process being analyzed.
What - if/checklist
Hazard and operability study
Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
Fault tree analysis
(7) An appropriate equivalent
process hazard analysis shall address the
The hazards of the
identification of any previous incident which had a likely potential for
Engineering and administrative controls applicable to the hazards and their
interrelationships such as appropriate application of detection methodologies
to provide early warning of releases. Acceptable detection methods include
process monitoring and control instrumentation with alarms, and detection
hardware such as hydrocarbon sensors
Consequences of failure of engineering and administrative controls
Stationary source siting
(7) A qualitative evaluation of a range of
the possible safety and health effects of failure of controls.
The process hazard analysis
shall be performed by a team with expertise in engineering and process
, and the team shall include
at least one employee who has
experience and knowledge specific to the process being evaluated
of the team must be
the specific process hazard analysis methodology being used.
The owner or operator shall establish a
address the team's findings and recommendations; assure that the
recommendations are resolved in a timely manner and that the resolution is
documented; document what actions are to be taken; complete actions as soon as
possible; develop a written schedule of when these actions are to be completed;
communicate the actions to operating, maintenance and other employees whose
work assignments are in the process and who may be affected by the
recommendations or actions.
Promptly address the team's findings and
Assure that the recommendations are resolved in a
timely manner and that the resolutions is documented.
actions are to be taken.
Complete actions as soon as possible.
Develop a written
schedule of when these actions are to be completed.
actions to operating, maintenance and other employees whose work assignments
are in the process and who may be affected by the recommendations or
least every five years after the completion of the initial process hazard
analysis, the process hazard analysis shall be updated and revalidated by a
team meeting the requirements in paragraph (D) of this rule, to assure that the
process hazard analysis is consistent with the current process. Updated and
revalidated process hazard analyses completed to comply with
to meet the requirements of this paragraph.
(G) The owner or operator shall retain
process hazards analyses and updates or revalidations for each process covered
by this rule, as well as the documented resolution of recommendations described
in paragraph (E) of this rule for the life of the process.
Ohio Admin. Code
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Prior Effective Dates: 08/13/1999, 07/01/2005,