Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous and Explosive Chemicals
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.