We are an engineering consulting firm that supports organizations that provide facility services that may or may not include training, placement and certification of building operator/maintenance workers. We also assist them in establishing a safety management program for inspecting and testing pressure vessels.
As an advocate for safe pressure vessels and safe building operations we listen to workers alarmed that owners and managers of pressure vessels rely on the annual inspection, conducted by a local or state jurisdiction. Workers want to know if the annual pressure vessel inspection is enough to assure them that each day they enter the workplace it will be safe from a pressure vessel hazard.
Some owners and managers of facilities with pressure vessels are unaware that local, state and federal laws and regulations require pressure vessels to be routinely inspected and assessed by a qualified worker. Every day they take a great risk by not having a qualified worker to perform mandatory pressure vessel safety inspections and assessments. Would they continue to take such a risk knowing it may cause occupants loss of life and limb and great property damages; loss of state or federal funding; issuance of fines that could exceed $100,000 per day; or law suits with awards in the millions of dollars?
- All owners and managers of facilities with pressure vessels have the desire to provide safe working conditions for employees
- They want to address the safety needs of employees
- They want to be proactive in protecting employees
- They should value the employees input to safety concerns
- They support and encourage occupational training and certifications that include inspections and assessments of pressure vessels
- A safe and secure work environment supports success;
- They fair better when they attract and employ competent (qualified) workers who are held to a high standard of accountability
DAT’s safety management program adheres to U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Pressure Vessels Standards, the pressure vessels standards of other federal and state departments, and those of nationally known engineering organizations recognized by the federal and state governments such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBBPVI) and the American Petroleum Institute (API).