Process Safety Management - Process Hazard Analysis

Course Description

Many small businesses and large businesses are required to comply with OSHA’s Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous and Explosive Chemicals but do not have the necessary knowledge and experience to perform the most difficult part of the standard — Process Hazard Analysis. The result has been many PSM accidents and catastrophes due to insufficient knowledge of the process hazards resulting from incomplete or inaccurate Process Hazard Analysis. Learn how to perform Process Hazard Analysis, the methods that can be used, the team method, planning and facilitation of a PHA, revalidation of Process Hazard Analyses and a more detailed analysis, such as safety integrity level (SIL) reviews and layer of protection analysis (LOPA). This course is a team-based case study course where attendees learn from real life case study.

Course ID: EST 7126P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14263 Aug 4, 2014 Aug 8, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $895
15058 May 4, 2015 May 8, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $985
16118 May 2, 2016 May 6, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,285
17120 May 1, 2017 May 5, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,395
18052 Apr 30, 2018 May 4, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,395

Who Should Attend

Safety and health professionals who must comply with OSHA’s Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous and Explosive Chemicals

How You Will Benefit

  • Develop the knowledge and experience to perform Process Hazard Analysis in compliance with OSHA’s standard on Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous and Explosive Chemicals.
  • Learn the Critical Requirement for an Effective Process Hazard Analysis (PHA).
  • Understand the consequences of inaccurate or incomplete PHAs.
  • Know the hazardous characteristics of a process.
  • Learn how to evaluate consequences and the magnitude of harm.
  • Understand failure modes, human factors and facility siting.
  • Use process hazard analysis methods.
  • Learn the best PHA methods of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS).
  • Lead, facilitate and document an effective PHA process.
  • Coordinate and manage change, PSSRs and PHAs.
  • Understand re-validation of PHAs – effective means, methods and results.
  • Know the basics of Safety Integrity Level (SIL) reviews and Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA).
  • Learn proper documentation of PHAs.


  • The critical requirement for an effective PHA

  • Consequences of inaccurate or incomplete PHAs

  • Process hazard analysis methods, HAZOP analysis, checklists

  • Failure modes and analysis (FMEA)

  • Fault tree analysis

  • Planning, leading and documenting an effective PHA

  • Understanding process hazards

  • Hazardous characteristics of a process

  • Evaluating consequences and magnitude of harm

  • Understanding and working with P&IDs

  • Typical equipment failure modes

  • Human factors

  • Facility siting

  • Process changes

  • Operating procedures

  • Best PHA methods recommended by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)

  • Management of change, PSSRs and PHAs

  • PHA report preparation

  • Managing the follow up of PHA results

  • Revalidation of PHAs

  • Planning team formation

  • Revalidation process documentation

  • Revalidation of PHAs

  • Basics of Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) and Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA)



  • Notebook with Appendix – General Resource and Research Information, Appendix – Case Study Documentations

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Robert Hendry