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Georgia Tech Professional Education

Advanced Process Safety Management (psm ii)

Jul 29—Aug 2
5 days
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
USD 1395
USD 279 per day

How it works


Many employers who are required to comply with OSHA’s 1910.119 Process Safety Management standard have received basic training in OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard, but are not fully aware of the advanced methods of process safety utilized throughout the world in the proper management of chemical process hazards. Advanced Process Management (PSM II) provides learners with those advanced methods in a case study driven, interactive environment.

What You Will Learn

  • Reactive hazards – exothermic, endothermic, and Grignard
  • Advanced selection of recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEPs) – application and justification
  • Application of Codes and Standards in mechanical integrity (MI)
  • MI Principles of Inspection and Testing and quality assurance
  • Special equipment management including relief, vent, flare, and safety integrity level devices
  • Process Hazard Analysis, Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), risk tolerance, Facility Siting
  • LOPA conditional modifiers
  • Application of LOPA in analyzing risk
  • Best methods of management of change
  • International process safety – Control of Major Accident Hazards and Seveso II
  • Conduct of operations and license to operate

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn advanced process safety by developing a process safety culture.
  • Understand process hazards of toxicity, corrosivity, fire, and explosion.
  • Review the key elements of a good MI program.
  • Manage the risk of operating instructions, safe work practices, and contractor management.
  • Apply MI risk management tools: RBMI Remaining Life, Fit for Service.
  • Utilize MI automation programs such as Maximo and SAP.



  • Process safety culture
  • Understanding process hazards


  • Relief system design reviews
  • Inherently safer
  • Codes, Standards, and RAGAGEP
  • Inspection, testing and quality assurance


  • Remaining life
  • Risk based MI
  • Fitness for service
  • Software


  • LOPA


  • Best methods for auditing PSM
  • Managing international process safety
  • Conduct of operations
  • License to operate

Who should attend

This course is designed for those with a working knowledge of PSM, managers of PSM programs, and operators that need to move beyond basics and learn advanced methods and management of process safety.

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Steve Davis is the president & CEO, principal consultant for GRM, Inc. Over the past 35 years in Management consulting, He has directed, managed and participated in major risk Management consulting engagements for clients in the Americas, Canada, Mexico and Europe. These engagements have incl...
Robert "Bob" Hendry is a Research Scientist in the Electronic Systems Laboratory, Human Systems Integration Division, of the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Mr. Hendry received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wofford College with a double major in Biology and History. He joined GTRI’s Enviro...


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