Overall governance of the division is by the Executive Committee, shown on the PSM division's home page on the CSChE website. The executive is elected by the division membership at the division's annual general meeting, which is usually held in conjunction with the CSChE conference in the fall.
The executive committee meets about four times a year by conference call. However, the calls are typically for two hours, and are not really suited to handling the actual work of the division. The executive therefore refers most of the work to the Process Safety Management Committee (PSMC), which meets for a full day, usually four times a year in different regions of the country.
The PSMC minutes are the main tool for tracking action plans and progress, while the minutes of the executive are only in brief summary format. The main purpose of the executive conference calls is to allow those executive members who are unable to travel to PSMC meetings to participate in the running of the division. The executive conference calls are therefore scheduled to take place about one to two weeks before PSMC meetings. The schedule for PSMC meetings is set well in advance, with the dates and locations for the year typically being set at the last meeting of the previous year.