Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous and Explosive Chemicals
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Many small and large businesses currently do not have the knowledge base necessary to create and implement an effective Process Safety Management (PSM) program. Unfortunately, this could lead to PSM-related accidents. In this course, you will gain an understanding of PSM and its history, who is covered by such a program, the PSM team process, the elements of a properly designed program, how to begin the process, and the basics of how PSM and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Risk Management Plans (RMP) work together. This course is a team-based case study course where learners gain insights from real life cases.
What You Will Learn
- Application and exclusions
- Hazards of the process and toxicity
- Technology of the process
- Required equipment
- Mechanical integrity, inspection and testing, and quality assurance
- Process hazard analysis
- Management of change
- Operating procedures
- Safe work practices
- Contractor management and emergency preparedness
- Incident investigation, compliance audits, and trade secrets
- EPA Risk Management Plans
How You Will Benefit
- Learn why PSM is important.
- Understand why, even with PSM, catastrophes are still occurring.
- Know who is covered and what exemptions exist.
- Use the team process to develop a PSM program.
- Learn each element of a properly designed and implemented program, and how to design a PSM program through a course case study.
- Understand how PSM and RMP work together to protect the workforce and surrounding community.
- Know the elements of an RMP, and how to develop and submit it to the EPA.
APPLICATION AND EXCLUSIONS
- Threshold quantities
- Flammables and explosives
- 1% letter
- Meer decision
HAZARDS OF THE PROCESS AND TOXICITY
- Process Safety Information (PSI)
- Physical data
- Reactivity hazards
TECHNOLOGY OF THE PROCESS
- Operating envelope
- Block flow diagram
- Equipment in the process
- Recognized And Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP) letter
MECHANICAL INTEGRITY, INSPECTION AND TESTING, AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
- Design codes
- Deficiency management
- Quality assurance
PROCESS HAZARD ANALYSIS (PHA)
- Hazard versus risk
- Facility siting
- Human factors
MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE
- Replacement in kind
SAFE WORK PRACTICES
- Permit confined space entry, line opening, and hot work
- Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR)
- Compliance directive
- How we train adults
CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
- Contractor evaluation
- Emergency planning and response
INCIDENT INVESTIGATION, COMPLIANCE AUDITS, AND TRADE SECRETS
- Requirements and documentation
- OSHA inspection
- Trade secrets in PSM
EPA RISK MANAGEMENT PLANS
- Requirements versus PSM
- Program levels
Who should attend
This course is designed for general industry workers who must create or participate in an effective Process Safety Management program.