Hazard Analysis (PHA/DHA)

We facilitate PHAs and DHAs hands-on or remotely, in a number of languages. ioKinetic's specialists and  process safety experts have facilitated hundreds of PHA’s and DHA’s worldwide, in virtually all sectors of the process and processing industries. Our process safety leaders (and facilitators) are chemical or process engineers with a high level of process safety expertise and knowledge, with many years of experience leading PHAs and DHAs. Our worldwide presence and project work helps ensure our knowledge of local codes, standards, and intimate knowledge of cultures.


Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) is a key requirement of OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) standard, 29 CFR 1910.119 and EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) rule, 40 CFR Part 68. These regulations require that PHAs address toxic, fire, and explosion hazards resulting from specific chemicals and their possible impacts on employees, the public and the environment. Therefore the process hazard analysis methodology selected must be appropriate to the complexity of the process and must identify, evaluate, and control the hazards involved in the process.


Dust hazards analysis (DHA) is required by NFPA in their recent standard, NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, thus making it RAGAGEP (recognized and generally acceptable good engineering practice) for the regulatory community. This NFPA standard applies to any facility handling combustible dust or combustible particulate solids. Although a relatively new term, DHA, application of hazard analysis to dust processing facilities is not new. A pioneer in DHA, ioKinetic engineers have been performing these types of analyses for almost 10 years at a wide variety of facilities, including specialty chemical, food, pharmaceutical, and plastic. We have developed a unique checklist-based approach that ensures that processes are evaluated against current codes and standards in a timely and efficient manner.

Hazard Analysis Tools

A key differentiator and value add to being able to streamline and conduct PHAs / DHAs timely and reliably is our exclusive use of Process Safety Office® PHAGlobal® from partner, ioMosaic Corporation. This process hazard assessment documentation software simplifies the recording of findings and tracking follow-up from PHAs. It also eliminates the need for any special application software when working with the results. PHAGlobal® delivers professional, branded reports and make it easier to comply with codes and standards, such as OSHA PSM, EPA RMP and NFPA, that require PHAs.

Request A Software Quote

Visit the ioMosaic Corporation Software Quote page and request your ioMosaic software quote now.

 

We Can Help

ioKinetic can help you meet OSHA’s process safety management regulation for PSM-covered processes, NFPA 654 and other NFPA regulations for combustible dust processes hands-on or remotely. Call us at 1-844-ioKinetic to speak to an expert regarding your PHA/DHA needs.