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This course is offered for live-streamed public delivery or face-to-face in-house delivery.

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Locations Dates Duration Tuition
Online (9:00am EDT) July 15-19, 2024 5 half days $1,795
Online (9:30am EDT) September 23-27, 2024 5 half days $1,795
Online (8:30am EST) November 11-15, 2024 5 half days $1,795

Course Description

Process hazard analysis is used to identify hazard scenarios for processes using methods such as the hazard and operability study (HAZOP) and What If analysis to determine if risk reduction measures are needed.

This course helps prepare participants to facilitate PHA studies. Detailed guidelines are provided for conducting studies. Attendees participate in workshops that demonstrate leadership and facilitation skills. Participants discover the tactics and success factors that help ensure a successful study.

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

What you will learn:

  • How hazard scenarios are defined
  • Key aspects of PHA
  • Why defining a study charter is important
  • How to select study team members
  • Rules for team behavior
  • What information to collect in advance
  • How to node process diagrams
  • How to record PHA studies
  • Use of guidewords and parameters in HAZOP studies
  • Guidelines for completing PHA worksheets
  • Use of risk matrices to rank risks
  • How to address human factors and facility siting in PHA studies
  • Requirements for study documentation and reporting

Who Should Attend

Engineers and others responsible for leading PHA studies.


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


For streamed deliveries, 1.75 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) or 17.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are awarded.

For face-to-face courses, 2.1 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) or 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are awarded.

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