World-Class Process Safety Management (PSM) Training - Now Online!
PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT TRAINING
Customized Training and Coaching for PHA Leadership
PRIVATE TRAINING & INDIVIDUALIZED COACHING
Expertise in Performing PHAs and Leading Investigations
CONSULTING & CONTRACTING SERVICES
Training and consulting services in process safety management (PSM), PSM auditing, process hazard analysis (PHA), hazard operability study (HAZOP), failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), PHA revalidation, root cause analysis (RCA), incident investigation, procedure development and writing, management of change (MOC), layer of protection analysis (LOPA), mechanical integrity, and much more.
Process Improvement Institute (PII) and its instructors have trained more than 7000 technical and management staff in how to effectively implement PSM, safety management systems, and equipment reliability programs. The training section of this web site describes our many standardized courses. If these courses do not fully meet your needs, we can customize or adjust course content, exercises, and schedules accordingly for a course taught just for you. Download PII’s 2020 Training Catalog (Adobe PDF).
Following classroom training, your staff may need coaching (hands-on training) to help complete the training that has begun. And, PII can provide contract (consulting) services to support or augment your staff if they are over-loaded or if you need or want an independent review of your processes or management systems. We have performed hundreds of hazard and risk analyses and we have helped many companies implement management systems to control risk to people, assets, production, quality, and the environment.
We are currently updating the data and resulting paper on getting near misses reported. (An accident is an event that caused harm to people, property, product, or environment; a near miss is a sequence of events that could have, but did not, cause harm in this instance.) If you are an operating site or organization and have data that you can offer on accidents and near misses, we would like your input. Any information you supply will be kept completely confidential. Please participate in PII’s survey on Near Miss Reporting.
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Some of Our Clients
Testimonials – What Our Clients Say About Us
PII provides outstanding process safety and loss control training and consulting services. I have worked extensively with Bill Bridges and his colleagues from 1996 until now, 2016, and have found their expertise and standard of care to be second to none. They have customized training for CCP and have provided hands-on help with PHAs (HAZOPs), PHA revalidations, and continual improvement with PSM. One aspect of PII that we greatly appreciate is that they do not charge additional licensing fees (as others do) for use of and training with standard industry methods such as Root Cause Analysis. PII is considered part of our team at CCP. We highly recommend PII.
Mike Gromacki, President, Dixie Chemicals
We use PII nearly exclusively for our PHA/HAZOP needs. Since 2014, PII has led and documented the PHA/HAZOPs of our existing natural gas collection sites and our large gas process plant, and are now working on the PHA/HAZOP of our natural gas liquid separation plant. PII performed the LOPA and the more than 800 SIL Verifications on the gas processing plant. And PII performed high level risk assessments of the gas plant to help us decide between alternatives for proposed expansions. PII does very thorough work and are not afraid to take a hard stance on important issues; this has helped PlusPetrol make significant improvements to process safety. We especially appreciate the way they cover PHA/HAZOP of startup, shutdown, and online maintenance; we would not want to miss possible accident scenarios for these modes of operation. The value of using PII is quite high.
Mary Stella Corsaro, Global Safety & Operations Integrity Manager, PlusPetrol (Argentina and Peru)
Bill Bridges …provided us with very valuable guidance and information that will allow us to develop a world-class incident investigation team and get closer to our goal of an injury-free environment.
Edith Wharton, Safety and Health, Weyerhaeuser Paper Company
Bill Bridges is an excellent instructor.
M. H. Lorigo, United Technologies Corporation
Explore this site to see all the ways PII can team with your company to meet your needs in controlling risk. And if you don’t know us already, come to one of our many courses offered publicly to check us out first-hand.
This is an extraordinary time we are living in. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us in one way or another, and ultimately, we all need to be united in making the health of one another our number one priority. As engineers and related technical staff who are also citizens of the world, we must always keep that vital notion in the forefront of our minds, even as we endeavor to maintain a level of “normalcy” in our businesses, including for us here at PII – we are committed to continue to deliver on our mission of helping companies meet their safety, risk, and reliability challenges. We invite you to view the linked page How Process Improvement Institute is Adapting to the COVID-19 Pandemic to see some of the changes we are introducing, including online training versions of our process safety management courses, along with adaptations to our various consulting services like process hazard analyses (PHAs/HAZOPs) and PSM Audits. Ultimately, we continue to value the relationship with you as our customers, and we hope for the best of health for all of you, your colleagues, and your families. Stay safe!