20 Elements of Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS)

Course ID: 
Course Type: 
eLearning (online) Course
Course Length: 
18 Hours

This online course will introduce you to the CCPS Risk Based Process Safety Management (RBPS) approach, described in the CCPS book Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety, 2007.  It covers the four pillars and twenty elements that define the structure for the RBPS approach.  The course will help you design, implement, and maintain a risk-based process safety management system that will fit your company’s needs and resources.

You will learn the definition and importance of RBPS and learn the four pillars of RBPS. Key principles and essential features for each of the twenty elements that make up the pillars will be discussed. 

The four pillars include:
   1.   Commit to process safety
   2.   Understand hazards and risk
   3.   Manage risk
   4.   Learn from experience

Subjects discussed include:

  • Process Safety Culture
  • Compliance with Standards
  • Process Safety Competency
  • Workforce Involvement
  • Stakeholder Outreach
  • Process Knowledge Management
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis
  • Operating Procedures
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Asset Integrity and Reliability
  • Contractor Management
  • Training and Performance Assurance
  • Management of Change
  • Operational Readiness
  • Conduct of Operations
  • Emergency Management
  • Incident Investigation
  • Measurement and Metrics
  • Auditing
  • Management Review and Continuous Improvement
  • Implementation and the Future
Continuing Education Units: 
Professional Development Hours
18.0 PDHs

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AIChE Members* $795
AIChE Grad Student Members $397.50
AIChE Undergrad Student Members $397.50
Non-Members** $995
Training 10 or More? Volume Pricing is available. Send an e-mail to

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

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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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