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Locations Dates Duration Tuition
Amsterdam, The Netherlands May 8-12, 2017 5 days £3,690 or €4,290
Chicago, IL May 15-19, 2017 5 days $3,295
Houston, TX June 19-23, 2017 5 days $3,295
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia July 3-7, 2017 5 days $4,795
New Orleans, LA July 17-21, 2017 5 days $3,295
Mexico City, Mexico - Delivered in Spanish July 17-21, 2017 5 days $3,295
Toronto, ON, Canada August 7-11, 2017 5 days $3,295
Houston, TX August 21-25, 2017 5 days $3,295
Philadelphia, PA September 18-22, 2017 5 days $3,295
Barcelona, Spain October 16-20, 2017 5 days £3,690 or €4,290
Houston, TX October 23-27, 2017 5 days $3,295
San Francisco, CA November 13-17, 2017 5 days $3,295
Singapore, Singapore December 4-8, 2017 5 days $4,795
Houston, TX December 11-15, 2017 5 days $3,295

Course Description

OSHA expects that process hazard analysis (PHA) team leaders be qualified to lead PHAs either by experience prior to the issuance of the PSM standard (which was promulgated in 1992) or through training.

This course helps prepare team leaders to facilitate PHA study teams.  In addition to receiving expert instruction on the technical and managerial procedures involved with leading a PHA team, you’ll form a study team with other participants and take turns leading the team. This workshop exercise is overseen by an instructor who will give feedback on your performance. While Primatech’s PHA software, PHAWorks®, will be used by attendees during the workshop sessions of the course, the PHA for Team Leaders course is not a software course, and instruction in the software is not included.

Upon completing this course you will receive certification of training to satisfy OSHA’s requirements for PHA team leaders.

The course provides you with specific detailed guidelines for facilitating PHA studies, including PHA Revalidations, which you will practice in workshop sessions. Participants discover the tactics and success factors that help ensure a successful study.


Learn to organize and lead process hazard analysis studies, including PHA Revalidations, using the HAZOP and "What-If" techniques.

Target Audience

Engineers and others responsible for leading PHA studies.


The ability to understand P&IDs and a technical background in process plants are required.

Course Contents

  • Overview of PHA
  • Hazard Scenarios
  • PHA Regulatory Requirements
  • Hazard Identification, HAZID
  • PHA Methods Overview
    • Checklist
    • What-If
    • Hazard and Operability (HAZOP)
    • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
    • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
    • Major Hazards Analysis (MHA)
    • Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PrHA)
    • Event Tree Analysis (ETA)
    • Cause/Consequence Analysis (CCA)
    • Bow Tie Analysis (BTA)
  • Process Hazard Review (PHR)
  • Preparing and Organizing PHA Studies
  • Subdividing the Process for Study
  • Inherent Safety Review
  • The First Session
  • Completing the PHA Worksheet
    • Team Leader Role and Responsibilities
    • Recording PHA Studies
    • Design Intent, Parameters and Deviations
    • Causes
    • Events
    • Consequences
    • Safeguards
    • Enablers
    • Risk Ranking
    • Recommendations
    • Overall Guidelines
  • Meeting Regulatory Requirements
  • Leadership Skills for Managing the Team
  • Management of PHA Studies
  • Multiple Failures in PHA
  • Human Failures and Human Factors in PHAs
  • Facility Siting in PHAs
  • Utilities and Support Systems in PHA
  • Modes of Operation in PHAs
  • PHA of Process Changes
  • PHA for Batch Processes
  • Quality Control in PHA Studies
  • PHA Revalidation Overview
  • Preparing for PHA Revalidations
  • Conducting and Documenting PHA Revalidations
  • PHA Report Preparation
  • Managing the Follow-Up of PHA Results

Duration / Credits

  • Five days
  • 3.5 CEUs or 35 PDHs awarded


$3,295 (U.S.) per person (see registration form for information on multiple-enrollment discounts)


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