e-Training: Process Safety Management Overview

COURSE DESCRIPTION                                                                                 DURATION: 1 Day, 9AM-4PM

This course provides an overview of the elements of Process Safety Management (PSM) covered under the U.S. Occupational & Safety Administration (OSHA) PSM Standard, 29 CFR1910.119, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Risk Management Program (RMP) Rule, 40 CFR 68, established to reduce chemical accidents and manage the release of highly hazardous flammable and toxic chemicals. This course will demonstrate how to interpret these ‘performance-based’ regulations and develop and implement a PSM program for a covered process required by the OSHA PSM regulation and the EPA RMP rule. Participants will be provided information on how to ensure your PSM program is designed to meet regulatory requirements and implemented through an effective management system to improve business performance. There will be discussion on the latest changes being proposed, and their status in the rule making process, to better equip you for upcoming changes. This course will go beyond the regulatory compliance and cover concepts on developing a culture of safety, metrics for continual improvement, and principles of inherent safety. Industry best practices and lessons learned will be shared.

Course Benefits

  • Learn how to determine if your facility is covered by OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.119 and EPAs 40 CFR 68
  • Learn how to develop, review, update and implement effective PSM/RMP programs that meet regulatory requirements
  • Learn the principles behind each element and develop understanding to communicate and explain PSM requirements to others in your company who need to understand the issues

Who Should Attend

  • Managers, Supervisors
  • PSM Managers and Coordinators, Process Safety Engineers
  • Anyone who is involved and responsible for satisfying OSHA PSM regulatory requirements

Course Content and Agenda

  • Introduction to PSM
  • What is Process Safety?
  • Personnel Safety vs. Process Safety
  • History of Accidents (e.g., Flixborough, Seveso, Bhopal, Mexico City, Pasadena, Texas City)
  • Performance Based and Prescriptive Regulations
  • Covered Processes and Applicability of PSM
  • Elements of PSM
    • Employee Participation
    • Process Safety Information
    • Process Hazard Analysis
    • Operating Procedures
    • Training
    • Contractors
    • Pre-Startup Safety Review
    • Mechanical Integrity
    • Hot Work Permit
    • Management of Change
    • Incident Investigation
    • Emergency Planning and Response
    • Compliance Audits
    • Trade Secrets
  • Management Systems for Implementation of Prevention Programs
  • Building a Culture of Safety