Process Safety Management for Biodiesel

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Course Type: 
eLearning (online) Course
Course Length: 
5 Hours

OSHA is closely monitoring the biodiesel industry. In this online course, you’ll learn how to improve your process safety management and eliminate and avoid the accidental release of chemicals in your plant. You’ll get up-to-speed on the standards and regulations impacting you as a biodiesel producer. You’ll identify the components of a successful process safety program and how to implement them— including process hazard analysis, standard operating procedures, safe work practices, mechanical integrity, management of change, auditing process safety systems and emergency response procedures. Throughout the course, you’ll tackle and solve a variety of issues and compliance challenges unique to the biodiesel environment. 

Topics will include:

  • Preventing fires in your biodiesel plant
  • Understanding methanol toxicity and sodium hydroxide
  • Standards and regulations impacting biodiesel producers
  • The biodiesel process
  • Process safety regulations for biodiesel
  • Methanol flammability
  • Avoiding static sparks
  • Methanol MSDS warnings
  • Bonding and grounding
  • NFPA warnings and ratings
  • Using foam for biodiesel
  • MSDS requirements
Continuing Education Units: 
Professional Development Hours
5.0 PDHs


AIChE Members* $395
AIChE Grad Student Members $197.50
AIChE Undergrad Student Members $197.50
Non-Members** $595
Training 10 or More? Volume Pricing is available. Send an e-mail to for more information.

*Employees of CCPS member companies can register for this course at the AIChE Member price. Please contact Customer Service at or call 1-800-242-4363 (outside the US call 203-702-7660).

** AIChE membership is just $199 a year. For more information on becoming an AIChE member click here.

If you are interested in scheduling this course for In-Company Training, please complete the Request for Proposal Form and we will e-mail you a proposal.


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