Well, the pandemic may be slowly grinding us through summer, but we still have four important process safety online training courses coming up in August from Process Improvement Institute to bolster your safety management arsenal, and all 4 still have room for you to participate!

Starting off on August 3rd, the 2-day Writing Effective Operating and Maintenance Procedures course teaches how to write effective step-by-step operating procedures and how to develop troubleshooting guides from PHA documentation. This is very much a “How To” course, designed to teach skills. The first day of the course is for both operations and maintenance personnel; the second day is mainly for operators (since they typically must write more in-depth troubleshooting guides).

On August 5th, Mechanical Integrity prepares you to evaluate your existing practices versus recognized codes and standards and then to efficiently improve or develop and implement your mechanical integrity (MI) program. (This is also a 2-day course.)

Moving on to August 10th, Human Error Prevention will provide 2 days of insights into current knowledge of human error and how it can be reduced. You will also gain an understanding of the underlying causes of human error and how to reduce its occurrence by changing the culture of the organization and changing the design of the processes.

And finally, on August 12th, PII’s Incident Investigation/Root Cause Analysis Leadership course teaches how to lead investigations and root cause analyses over 3 days, using various techniques such as Causal Factor Charting, Fault Tree Analysis and Root Cause Charts.

All in all, four great ways to build your knowledge in advance of the virtual (and previously delayed) AIChE 2020 Spring Meeting and 16th Global Congress on Process Safety taking place online later in the month. (We have a lot of information about that event coming up in subsequent posts!) See you online!