Process Safety Leadership for Front-Line Supervisors | AIChE

Process Safety Leadership for Front-Line Supervisors

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Front line supervisors have more control and influence over process safety than anyone else in the plant. When they do their job well, everyone works safely. Don’t take any chances. In this online course, gain the understanding of process safety concepts and the execution you need to successfully implement your organization’s game plan for safety. 

You’ll delve into many of the practices and responsibilities that are traditionally in the hands of front line supervisors—including operating and maintenance procedures, getting the workforce involved, managing contractors, auditing, and identifying hazards and risks. You’ll also explore how to maximize your unique position to anticipate and address challenges related to management reviews, change management, incident investigation and conduct of operations. Add up everything you learn in this concise, fast-moving course and you’ll be equipped to improve your contribution to your company’s safety culture and become a true process safety leader.   

This course may be taken as part of the AIChE Credential for Sustainability Professionals (ACSP). More info

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the basics of process safety design.

  • Select the best methods to anticipate and address challenges relating to management reviews.

  • Design operations and maintenance procedures to optimize workforce involvement

  • Question incidents and the hazards and risks of an operation

  • Discuss safe work practices and process safety leadership

  • Apply auditing and management review techniques.

Who Should Attend:

Operations and maintenance front line supervisor responsible for supervising and/or advising unit operators, maintenance crafts and contractors. Whether you are a new or seasoned front line supervisor or you’re hoping to step into the role, this course will provide a thorough immersion in the knowledge and skills you need to create a culture of safety and make a real difference. 

Lecture One: Introduction to Process Safety

Lecture Two: Workforce Involvement

Lecture Three: Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis

Lecture Four: Management of Change

Lecture Five: Operating and Maintenance Procedures

Lecture Six: Safe Work Practices

Lecture Seven: Conduct of Operations

Lecture Eight: Contractor Management

Lecture Nine: Metrics and Audits

Lecture Ten: Management Review


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    CCPS - Center for Chemical Process Safety
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    5 hours
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