Augustus can help you get back to the basics and facilitate alignment of your program with the company business case. Visit our blog for up to date information. Currently we can offer your company access to a variety of RBI software packages as we have worked with most of them in the past. In addition, we are presently working with 360Factors to implement their software Predict360 for companies wanting positive assurance they have the procedures and management systems in place to meet regulatory requirements, including the ability to integrate a procedures management system, document control, corrective and preventive action, with operational and compliance risk management principals.
Mechanical Integrity Compliance; OSHA 1910.119 (subparagraph j)
OSHA published the draft rule on Mechanical Integrity in 1993. At that time, while the CMA Task Group and others, including TAG consultants worked with OSHA to negotiate the wording of the rules, the Chemical Manufacturing Association (CMA)’s technical working group was working hard to provide industry the tools to understand what was intended by what has become a performance based regulation. We write down what we are going to do to meet the regulations, then we are audited against what we said we were going to do.
TAG principal consultants worked closely with the CMA working group to develop a document that has had profound and reaching impact for industry – “The Chemical Manufacturer’s Associaton’s Mechanical Integrity Supplement”.
As Mechanical Integrity was introduced to the industry as a legal requirement in 1993; The Augustus Group’s Ed Merrick, was working as a contributing author and the lead consultant/coordinator for development of the Mechanical Integrity Supplement (MIS) to the Chemical Manufacturer’s Association’s (CMA) Maintenance Excellence Guide.
This document was used initially as the foundation upon which CMA’s MI Work Group of the Inspection and Maintenance Task Group trained over 300 of CMA’s member companies on how to begin to implement the newly OSHA promulgated mechanical integrity rule. This document was recognized by CMA as the most successful effort that group embarked upon. The document to this day can be found on many companies shelves and is used as the cornerstone for many programs.
Contact us to request a copy of The Document as originally written, along with Training Materials developed by The Augustus Group for your use. In addition, by registering we can provide you with:
- A checklist and instructions for doing your own review of your compliance readiness.
- A customizable template for your Mechanical Integrity Program manual.
- Assistance with your development and negotiation of audit response including consent decree compliance.