Process Safety Management

This course will overview both the concepts and regulatory requirements of process safety management. Participants will develop an understanding of how to manage process safety to achieve both regulatory compliance and operational excellence. Key OSHA interpretations, citations and common deficiencies will be discussed and participants will learn to integrate process safety management into the overall site safety management system. The impact of EPA’s Risk Management Programs rule on process safety will be presented as well as what can be expected from EPA in process safety management enforcement.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees completing this course will:

  • Be knowledgeable of the conceptual basis of a process safety management system
  • Recognize the need for management of process safety
  • Understand the requirements of the OSHA Process Safety Management Standard, including key OSHA interpretations, and how to build a cost-effective compliance management system
  • Have insight into how OSHA will look at your facility during an inspection, including major citation areas, and how to prepare for such an inspection
  • Understand the deficiencies that continue to be identified in required compliance audits and how to address them
  • Be able to integrate process safety management into your site’s overall safety management system and move beyond compliance
  • Discuss the relationship between OSHA’s PSM Standard and EPA’s RMP rule