Process Safety Management (PSM) programs are vital to preventing incidents related to highly hazardous chemicals. Through effective management of these chemicals — which include gases or liquids that are flammable, toxic or reactive — employers can prevent serious harm to workers and the public. Learn how an effective PSM program can prevent chemical exposures caused by faulty processes, procedures or equipment.
Participants will practice completing parts of the PSM analysis; identify and apply procedural requirements to manage the technology, facilities and personnel parts of PSM requirements; compare best-practice requirements to actual documented systems; collaboratively build a personal PSM on-the-job recommendation workbook; transfer in-class diagnostic strategies to job-related hazard and safety decisions; and demonstrate a holistic understanding of a PSM system.
· The purpose of Process Safety Management programs
· OSHA requirements for PSM programs
· Employer responsibilities for PSM programs
· Elements of a Process Hazard Analysis
· Written operating procedures
· Incident investigations
· Emergency planning
· Compliance audits