Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous and Explosive Chemicals

Course Description

Many small businesses and large businesses currently do not have the knowledge base necessary to create and implement an effective Process Safety Management Program. The result has been many PSM accidents and catastrophes. The participant will be able to understand PSM and its history, who is covered by such a program, the PSM team process, the elements of a properly designed PSM program, how to begin the process and the basics of how PSM and the EPA’s Risk Management Plans (RMP) work together.

Course ID: EST 7010P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15178 Feb 16, 2015 Feb 20, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,095
16110 Feb 15, 2016 Feb 19, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,395
17113 Feb 13, 2017 Feb 17, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,395
17652 Aug 21, 2017 Aug 25, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,395
18044 Jan 29, 2018 Feb 2, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,395

Who Should Attend

General industry workers who must create an effective Process Safety Management Program

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn why Process Safety Management (PSM) was promulgated.

  • Understand why, even with PSM, catastrophes are still occurring.

  • Know who is covered and what exemptions exist.

  • Use the team process to develop a PSM program.

  • Learn each element of a properly designed and implemented program and how to design a PSM program through a course case study.

  • Understand ow PSM and Risk Management Plan (RMP) work together to protect the workforce and surrounding community.

  • Know the elements of an RMP and how to develop and submit it to the EPA.


  • Application and exclusions

  • Hazards of the process and toxicity

  • Technology of the process and equipment in the process

  • Mechanical integrity, inspection and testing, quality assurance

  • Process hazard analysis

  • Management of change

  • Operating procedures

  • Safe work practices

  • Contractor management and emergency preparedness

  • Incident investigation, compliance audits and trade secrets

  • EPA Risk Management Plans (RMP)

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Robert Hendry