Safety Initiatives

Process Safety Management (PSM)

Around the world, process safety management (PSM) is becoming central to worker safety and managing risk. PSM implementation protects personnel, equipment, and production uptime, and is associated with lower maintenance cost, insurance and capital.

The industry will implement PSM through a strategic long-term plan, using the CSA Z767 Process Safety Management standard as the framework. It is anticipated the initiative will be a core focus of the WPAC Safety Committee Workplan until 2028-2030. Return to this page often for updated information. 

Process Safety Management Elements

PSM Implementation Strategy

PSM implementation continues our sector’s commitment to constant improvement and sharing learning. Safety experts will do most of the hands-on work and will be guided by a steering committee.


Read report: Integrating Process Safety Management into Canadian Wood Pellet Facilities that Generate Combustible Wood Dust

Read fact sheet: PSM Overview

Read fact sheet: PSM Summary and Resources

View presentation: PSM Implementation: Research Outcomes and Next Steps

Utilize fact sheets and self-assessment work sheets: On key PSM elements:

This project was funded by WorkSafeBC under an Innovation at Work grant. The views, findings, opinions, and conclusions expressed herein do not represent the views of WorkSafeBC.