Advanced Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) for Team Leaders
|New Orleans, LA
|June 26-27, 2013
October 30-31, 2013
The OSHA PSM and EPA RMP regulations are performance-based. They anticipate that performance standards will evolve and improve over time. The regulations require compliance with good engineering practices. Over the past few years, a number of approaches that go beyond the basics of classical PHA have been developed, documented and applied. Companies should consider implementing these approaches to ensure compliance with the regulations and the management of risk.
This course goes beyond the fundamentals of facilitating the performance of PHA covered in the course "PHA for Team Leaders" and deals with more advanced issues including the use of PHA to analyze in detail the hazards of batch processes, procedures, control systems, and reactive chemicals, and to help meet the requirements of the ANSI/ISA S84.01 standard on safety instrumented systems.
The course explains how HAZOP, What-If and other PHA methods can be used to identify the potential for errors in executing operating, maintenance and other procedures. The application of these methods to batch procedures and processes is also explained. PHA techniques that can be used to analyze the hazards of process control systems explicitly are also described. This provides a more detailed description of control systems hazards than is possible with classical PHA. OSHA has announced its intent to revise the PSM standard to better address the hazards of reactive chemicals. The Chemical Safety Board has also recommended that both OSHA and EPA include reactive chemicals in their process safety and risk management regulations. This course covers approaches for addressing the hazards of reactive chemicals in PHA. OSHA also expects companies to comply with the S84 standard and the course explains how PHA can be used to help accomplish this objective.
Examples are provided of the application of the PHA approaches described and attendees participate in workshop sessions to gain experience using them.
This course was developed for those who have received formal PHA training and experienced PHA Team Leaders and participants. An understanding of PHA regulatory requirements and experience or formal training as a PHA team leader is necessary to be successful in this course.
To learn about advanced subjects in Process Hazard Analysis that should be considered by PHA study teams.
Those who have received formal PHA training; PHA Team Leaders and participants; PSM coordinators.
Primatech's PHA Principles and/or PHA for Team Leaders training course (or equivalent).
- PHA for Batch Processes
- PHA for Procedures
- S84 Standard and Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
- LOPA and PHA
- Overview of Reactive Chemical Hazards
- Identifying Reactive Chemical Hazards
- Reactive Chemicals in PHA
- Failure Characteristics of Control Systems
- PHA for Control Systems
- Major Hazards Analysis
Duration / CEUs / ABIH
- Two days
- 1.4 CEUs awarded
- 2.34 CM Points, ABIH Approval #: 10-138
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