Length: 1 days
This course covers Process Safety, Risk Understanding and Management (PSM) principles, and the value of performance beyond regulatory requirements. It also covers the overall benefits of an effective PSM and Risk Management program, plant and companywide. This course includes topics (that engineers and supervisory personnel need to know) about process safety regulatory compliance, actual implementation of appropriate programs and procedures, and auditing for compliance and effectiveness.
Students learn why past process safety failures occurred and of the need for effective process safety programs in “today’s and “tomorrow’s” worlds. In doing so, it assists each student in understanding why and how such programs should be instituted in their particular work environments and the part each of them should and must play for the programs to be implemented and maintained at peak performance. That is, students learn how to Walk the Talk and establish their roles in setting the facility’s culture. Students gain insight through lecture, discussions, and problem solving workshops that will assist in implementing and/or evaluating/auditing a process safety and Risk Management program in your company or facility.
This course uses the OSHA PSM regulation 29CFR1910.119 as a guidance document for requirements and “mentions” the EPA Prevention Program process safety regulatory requirements only when the differences from the OSHA regulation are “significant”.
After taking this course, students should feel confident that they will be able to prevent or mitigate disasters related to process safety and risk management.
Each participant will receive the textbook, Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety, (published by Wiley for AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety).
You Will Learn To
- Describe how to meet the requirements of OSHA PSM Standard 29CFR 1910.119
- Identify the significant differences (from OSHA) in the EPA Prevention Program 40CFR Chapter 1, Part 68 process safety regulatory requirements
- Explain the part an individual (and groups) play in setting the “Culture” of process safety management and risk evaluation and decision-making in the day-to-day “real world.”
- Describe what a Mechanical Engineer is expected to do to ensure that Process Safety Management programs and Risk Management concepts are put into effect in his or her company and/or facility
- Explain how to apply Recognized And Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP) in implementing an effective and compliant PSM and Risk Management program
Who Should Attend
New and experienced front line Mechanical engineers (and other engineers) responsible for design, maintenance, manufacturing or supervision; Managers and engineers responsible for regulatory compliance; Auditors (for regulatory and/or company policy compliance); Insurance inspectors; Compliance Program managers and engineers; Plant managers and Department managers; and Corporate process safety support staff. Engineers from a variety of disciplines are welcome and can benefit from this course.