Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced in a wide range of safety related topics and has conducted training seminars/ workshops in many aspects of process safety management. Training courses are tailored to meet the specific needs of the client company and its employees.
SMS has considerable experience in providing Explosive Safety Standards to clients. These standards include the following:
- Processing Standard
- Tooling and Equipment Standards
- Facility Standards
- Incident Investigation Standards
- Training Standards
- Procedure Standards
Safety Management Services, Inc. (SMS™) is internationally recognized for providing a variety of risk management services to a wide range of commercial clients and government agencies. SMS is a specialized team of highly qualified engineers and scientists who have experience applying risk management protocol to ensure safe processing and handling of explosives and hazardous chemicals.
Our approach to risk management emphasizes: 1) minimizing exposure of personnel, 2) minimizing quantities of hazardous materials, 3) “safety by design,” 4) accurate procedures and standards, and 5) rigorous training of personnel. Proper risk management focuses not only on normal operations/conditions but also on abnormal operations/conditions, equipment design, human factors, standard operating and contingency procedures, maintenance operations, and facility design and siting.
The SMS approach to risk management focuses resources on addressing critical and credible failure scenarios. This is accomplished by prioritizing operations/equipment based on perceived risk and material type and quantity, identifying and ranking potential hazards using qualitative methodologies (e.g., JSA, HAZOP, FMEA, etc.), and then using quantitative methodologies (e.g., probability risk assessment, Fault Tree, event probabilities, PROBIT analysis, etc.) to evaluate the critical scenarios. SMS provides Hazards Analysis support for a considerable number of clients on a diverse array of process.
SMS has unique capabilities and experience comparing in-process energies to the response of energetic material to the stimuli. We have developed effective methods for measuring, calculating, and/or modeling the normal and potential abnormal in-process energies. Our methodology allows us to compare this information with the energetic material response data, which is also in engineering units, and determine the probability of an initiation and incident.