Process Safety Management – PSM Auditing

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Process Safety Management – PSM Auditing

Course Description

Many employers who are required to comply with OSHA’s 1910.119 Process Safety Management (PSM) standard have received basic training in OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard. This course will take your knowledge to the next level. It provides an in-depth understanding of audit principles and methods that are key in ensuring an effective audit. You will learn about audit methodology, which includes documentation, pre-production, review, interview methods, field verification, and audit closeout meetings. Learners will discover how to properly plan, execute, and document a process safety management audit utilizing OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) methodology and key principles of the Center for Chemical Process Safety. The course utilizes an interactive, case-study-driven method with multiple in-class exercises based on our unique, real-life chemical process case study.

Course Content


  • OSHA NEP methodology
  • Center for Chemical Process Safety methodology


  • Assembly of required PSI
  • Codes and standards
  • Recognized And Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices


  • Written procedures
  • PSI
  • Mechanical integrity


  • Audit process
  • Audit protocol


  • Data management
  • Report sections


  • Audit recommendation closure
  • Communicating audit findings
  • Effects of proper auditing – license to operate
Requirements & Materials

Important Information

Are you approved for VA Education Benefits?  The certificate program associated with this course, if offered in classrom format and on the Atlanta campus only, is approved for VA Education Benefits. Courses delivered in an online format or outside the Atlanta campus are not eligible for VA benefits. Details and eligible programs can be viewed from this link.



  • Class Notebook with copies of PowerPoint presentations
  • Appendix – General Resource and Research Information
  • Appendix – Case Study Documentation
  • CD of PowerPoint presentations & Appendix Information

Session Details

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for managers; operators; safety and executive engineers; process, safety, and mechanical compliance auditors; and environmental managers and technicians.

OSHA professionals working on jobsite

What You Will Learn

  • Audit principles for both PSM and risk management plan programs
  • Audit principles set forth in the OSHA NEPs
  • How to plan, execute, and properly document a PSM audit
  • How and what to process safety information must be assembled prior to an audit
  • Proper audit field verification methods
Occupational safety and health professionals collaborating on job site

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn how to audit and review process safety information utilizing Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices.
  • Discover how to perform the offsite and onsite audit steps.
  • Develop your own audit protocol for your specific process safety program.
  • Learn proper audit interview processes.
  • Understand how to author the audit report.
  • Gain an understanding of how to prioritize and plan for audit item closure.
  • Communicate effectively with the audit team and management.
  • Track audit recommendations to closure.
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The solid OSHA curriculum, fueled with hands-on training, and a strong professional network builds you for a successful safety career.

- Rodrigues "Rocky" Smith
Safety Manager


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