Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. (GPRE), a 790-million-gallon-per-year ethanol producer, tapped EAD to conduct four different process safety management (PSM) programs at 12 different locations in Alabama, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Tennessee. The four programs included process safety information (PSI), management of change (MOC), management integration (MI) and process hazard analysis (PHA). EAD also verified the requirements with OSHA standards.
From EAD’s perspective, the project’s 12 locations – and their mismatching PSM programs – created a challenge. Once EAD matched the updated programs, the locations were able to reach their fullest potential when it came to safety.
The project required EAD’s patience to break down the different locations to reach our end goal of updated, compatible, safe and efficient programs.