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Process Safety Management Overview

This online 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. Course attendees will learn about the history of accidents leading up to the recognition that process safety technology and education were needed. In addition, you will be instructed how to use several of the more common process safety management tools.

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

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss several of the more common process hazard analyses

  • Identify the necessary requirements to organize management of change (MOC) to control hazards

  • Contrast mechanical integrity vs. reliability

  • Evaluate an incident investigation to share its lessons with others

  • Interpret a Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

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.

Unit One

  • Lecture One: History of and Reasons for Process Safety
  • Lecture Two: OSHA 14 Regulatory Requirements
  • Lecture Three: CCPS 20 Elements
  • Lecture Four: PHAs-Process Hazards Analysis
  • Lecture Five: Management of Change

Unit Two

  • Lecture One: Mechanical Integrity (and Reliability)
  • Lecture Two: Incident investigation
  • Lecture Three: LOPA Overview (Layer of Protection Analysis)
  • Lecture Four: Risk Estimation and Management (Part 1)
  • Lecture Five: Risk Estimation and Management (Part 2) + Course wrap-up

Final Exam: 25 Questions

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    CCPS - Center for Chemical Process Safety
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    10 hours
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    New Jersey
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