Avoiding Common PHA Mistakes

Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012 - 12:00am

OSHA's National Emphasis Program (NEP) on refineries has concluded. The two most cited elements of the Process Safety Management standard (PSM - 1910.119) in the NEP were Mechanical Integrity and Process Hazard Analysis (PHA).[1]

This session will focus on common problems in PHA and how to avoid them. Although OSHA's data and citations are not commonly available, the problems identified in this session have been collected from interviews with OSHA compliance agents, from conversations with refineries that have been audited, and from personal observations. The personal observations are sourced from the past eleven years of auditing refineries, chemical plants, pipelines, and pharmaceutical companies.

In addition to discussing PHA problems that could result in regulatory citations, the session will additionally offer a selection of best practices from a variety of industries.

This 'Back to Basics' session will assume that attendees are familiar with the regulatory requirements of PSM pertaining to PHA.

Glenn Young, C.S.P.


[1] Information from Region VI OSHA Area Director Dorinda Folse - quoted from the September ASSE meeting, Baton Rouge, LA

Professional Development Hours
0.5 PDHs
You will be able to download and print a certificate for these PDH credits once the content has been viewed. If you have already viewed this content, please click here to login.
Presenter(s): 

Would you like to access this content?

No problem. You just have to complete the following steps.

You have completed 0 of 2 steps.

  1. Log in

    You must be logged in to view this content. Log in now.

  2. Purchase Technical Presentation

    You must purchase this technical presentation using one of the options below.
    If you already purchased this content recently, please click here to refresh the system's record of ownerships.

Pricing

Credits 0.5 Use credits
List Price $25.00 Buy now
AIChE Members $15.00 Buy now
AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free Free access
AIChE Graduate Student Members Free Free access