This course is an overview of the need for process safety and the tools used to implement process safety management systems. It covers the US OSHA PSM 14 regulatory requirements as well as the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) 20 element approach to process safety. The specific tools used to address process safety requirements, identify hazards, and manage risks include:
- Process Hazards Analysis (PHAs);
- Management of Change (MOC);
- Mechanical Integrity vs. Reliability (MI);
- Incident investigation;
- Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA); and
- Risk estimation using a Risk Ranking Matrix model.
What You’ll Learn
Course attendees will learn about the history of accidents leading up to the recognition that process safety technology and education were needed. They will learn about the US OSHA process safety regulatory requirements and the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) approach to process safety management. They will be exposed to, learn about, and instructed how to use several of the more common process safety management tools, such as:
- Process Hazards Analysis (PHAs)—several of the more common methodologies;
- Management of Change (MOC)—perhaps the best way to control hazards;
- Mechanical Integrity vs. Reliability—regulatory requirements vs. what you really should do to keep your plant running safely;
- Incident investigation—lessons learned and shared;
- Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)—a system management approach as well as an investigative technique; and
- Risk Estimation—Risk ranking and action descriptions.
Who Should Attend
This course is ideally suited for the new hire engineer, the seasoned engineer newly assigned to process safety projects, and a supervisor needing an overview of what process safety is, why it is needed, and how it should be addressed and implemented. It is also useful to seasoned engineers, supervisors, and managers needing a refresher course to remind them of the fundamentals of process safety. Anyone responsible for communicating process safety information and expectations to the front line work force would also find this course to be of help and value.
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