PSM 105: Auditing for Process Safety Management

COURSE DESCRIPTION                                                                                  DURATION: 2 Days

This course provides an understanding of a key element of Process Safety Management, Compliance Audits, covered under the U.S. Occupational & Safety Health Act (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard, 29 CFR1910.119, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Risk Management Program (RMP) Rule, 40 CFR 68. In this course, the participants will learn how to develop their own Audit programs. They will also learn how to conduct a compliance audit, document the findings, develop reports and track the findings for follow-up and closure.


  • Learn how to develop and establish a PSM/RMP Audit Protocol to meet regulatory requirements
  • Learn from experts about the methods of conducting accurate and objective audits, sampling techniques, reporting, etc.
  • Use the tools learned from the course to perform efficient and effective auditing against regulatory requirements, NEP citation patterns, and enforcement statistics
  • Assess your PSM/RMP program relative to PSRG “MaturityModel™”

  • PSM Managers and Coordinators
  • Process, Safety and Mechanical Engineers
  • Anyone who needs to develop audit program or for improving their exiting program

  • Understanding of Process Safety Management Principles


Day 1

  • Introduction to Auditing
    • Scope of the audit
    • Audit Criteria and Protocol
    • Auditor Qualifications or Requirements
    • Frequency of Audits
  • Regulatory Requirements for PSM/RMP Auditing
  • Developing an Audit Program
Day 2

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Preparation for the Audit
  • Conducting and Evaluating Compliance Audit of the PSM/RMP programs, their processes and products
  • Writing Quality Recommendations
  • Audit Recording and Reporting
  • Audit Follow-up, Closure and Tracking
  • Quality Assurance of Audits