Process Safety Management: What is it? Why we need it?

A 1-Day Workshop

Course Design and Objectives

There is the belief that only large companies that have large quantities of hazardous chemicals should establish a sound process safety management strategy. This myth is discussed in the session. The need to differentiate a strategy for Process Safety to Occupational Safety is also discussed. Finally the different strategies for a sound Process Safety Management System are introduced and key elements explained.

Who Should Attend

H&S personnel - Engineering Staff - Plant Engineers - Regulatory Staff - Staff Working in Hazardous Areas

CEUs: 0.6


Introduction to PSM

  • OS Management vs. PS management – different objectives, different strategies
  • What is process safety management?
  • Notable Accidents involving process safety and business case for PS
  • The “Large Company / Covered Quantity” myth about PSM needs
  • Recent accidents involving small chemical quantities
  • The warning signs of a deficient PSM system
  • What is a process safety management system?
  • Covered processes and applicability of national codes and standards
  • Performance based versus prescriptive standards
  • The OSHA PSM Standard
  • Elements of the PSM Standard
  • Process safety versus process risk
  • The CCPS RBPS System
  • Key recommendations to leadership for improving or adapting an effective Process Safety Management System

You will learn:

  • The importance of process safety management
  • Key regulatory requirements related to process safety
  • How process safety principles apply globally to companies of any size
  • The key features of an effective process safety management system
  • The differences and benefits from OSHA PSM standard, vs CCPS Risk Based Process Safety Elements
  • What Leadership must focus on to encourage success in process safety
  • The foundation needed to design or upgrade a process safety management system

Course Evaluation Sheet


Thu, Mar 30, 2017 Princeton, NJ, United States $595 Register
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 Princeton, NJ, United States $595 Register

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