ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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About the course

This course provides an in-depth study of each PSM element. This course introduces each PSM element and the specific guidelines for integrating PSM element requirements into other corporate programs and evaluating program compliance throughout the implementation phase. This course also covers how to expand your PSM program to include the RBPS (risk-based process safety) elements as proposed by the CCPS (Central for Chemical Process Safety).

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Interpret the performance-based requirements of the U.S. OSHA PSM and EPA risk management standards as well as learn about related industry standards
  • Recognize the elements of process safety that are missing from typical PSM systems including human factors elements including communication, human system interface, work environment, staffing, fitness for duty, facility sitting element, project risk management, senior leadership and accountability
  • Determine the multiple options for implementing an effective need-specific program
  • Use specific guidelines for developing cost effective written programs tailored for each PSM element, whether for a single facility or corporation
  • Determine how to avoid costly implementation mistakes
  • Explain jargon for communication PSM requirements to others throughout the organization
  • Develop written programs to meet written programs to meet PSM requirements
  • Incorporate and integrate the PSM elements requirements into other corporate programs (other corporate management systems)
  • Identify key performance indicators
  • Evaluate program compliance throughout implementation
  • Add training necessary for implementation of specific elements
  • Illustrate interpretations of PSM requirements
  • Demonstrate in developing an effective PSM program that can be adapted for your facility

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction to PSM and its origins and goals
  • Overview of PSM standards and regulations worldwide, definitions, compliance interpretations

Day 2

Elements of PSM:

  • Human Error Basics
  • Elements missing from most PSM systems including specific human factor aspects, management commitment and accountability and project risk management
  • Employee participation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Process Safety Information
  • Operating Procedures

Day 3

Elements of PSM (cont’d)

  • Hot work permit/safe work
  • Training
  • Contractors
  • Process Hazard Analysis
  • Management of change
  • Mechanical Integrity
  • Pre-startup safety review

Day 4

Elements of PSM (cont’d)

  • Emergency Planning and Response
  • Incident Investigation
  • Compliance Auditing

Key Performance Indicators, Leading Indicators and Tracking

### Day 5

  • Developing PSM programs, implementation planning
  • Summary of roles and responsibilities
  • Course Examination (optional)

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for process, safety and mechanical engineers, environmental management and technicians, managers, PSM implementation team members and anyone involved with implementation including operators and maintenance personnel.

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