Course 2: Process Safety Management (In-Depth)

This course will provide a multi-day, in-depth study of each PSM element. The course introduces each PSM element and the specific guidelines for integrating PSM element requirements into other company programs and evaluating program compliance throughout the implementation phase. This course also covers how to expand our PSM program to include the RBPS (risk-based process safety) elements as proposed by the CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety), a division of AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers). Our course is unique in its in-depth coverage of human factors issues missing from 90% of the implemented PSM programs in the world (and missing from the text of the US OSHA PSM regulation).

This course training is available in three formats: 1) a PUBLIC version, where the instructor and other students congregate at a central location in various world cities to participate in a traditional seminar format; 2) an ONLINE version, which allows the student to participate in a virtual classroom from any location, and still collaborate online with the class instructor and other students; and 3) a PRIVATE version, where the course can be taught (either as-is or customized) at your company site. Review the general information that follows to see course features that are common to all formats, then view the PUBLIC and ONLINE tabs below to see course details unique to the particular format, and if you’re interested in a PRIVATE on-site course for your company, please contact PII for details about having our training provided at your site.

Process Safety Management (PSM) Course 2 (3-Day) | Process Improvement Institute

Case studies and exercises are used throughout the course to illustrate interpretations of the requirements and demonstrate ways to develop an effective PSM program, including several video-based case studies.

Recommended prerequisites: None. However, this course is recommended before attending Course 3: Compliance Auditing for Process Safety/Risk Management.

Typical Course Candidates

  • Managers – Operations, Safety and Executive
  • Engineers – Process, Safety and Mechanical
  • PSM Implementation Team Members – Anyone involved with implementation, including operators and maintenance personnel
  • Compliance Auditors
  • Environmental Management and Technicians

What You Will Learn:

  • To interpret the performance-based requirements of the PSM and EPA risk management standards, as well as learn about related industry standards
  • The elements of process safety that are missing from typical PSM systems, including Human Factors elements (communication, human system interface, work environment, staffing, and fitness for duty), Facility Siting element, Project Risk Management, Senior Leadership & Accountability. The Risk-Based Process Safety (RBPS) guide (2007) from CCPS/AIChE will be reviewed as well to see an alternative approach to implementing process safety
  • Multiple options for implementing an effective need-specific program
  • Specific guidelines for developing cost effective written programs tailored for each PSM element, whether for a single facility or a corporation
  • How to avoid costly implementation mistakes by effectively addressing human factors in each element
  • Jargon for communicating PSM requirements to others throughout the organization
  • For each element
    • How to develop written programs to meet PSM requirements
    • How to incorporate and integrate the PSM element requirements into other
      corporate programs (other corporate management systems)
  • Key performance indicators
    • How to evaluate program compliance throughout implementation
    • How to begin implementation at your company
  • Additional training necessary for implementation of specific elements
  • The course will use actual and generic case studies
  • To illustrate interpretations of PSM requirements
  • To demonstrate developing an effective PSM program that can be adapted
    for your facility