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Locations Dates Duration Tuition
Houston, TX June 29-July 1, 2020 3 days $1,925
Houston, TX September 9-11, 2020 3 days $1,925
Singapore, Singapore October 5-7, 2020 3 days $2,195

Course Description

Facilities that implement process safety management (PSM) programs to comply with government regulations or follow industry guidelines must ensure that their personnel understand process safety and their role in its continuous implementation. This course provides the most comprehensive treatment of process safety currently available. It is intended to help companies build more robust, complete and effective process safety management programs.

The course incorporates elements required by process safety regulations and by CCPS’s Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS) program but also includes additional elements that are now recognized as key aspects of process safety. For example, the course addresses regulatory process safety elements such process hazard analysis and mechanical integrity, RBPS elements such as performance indicators and competency, and additional elements such as alarm management and damage mechanism reviews.

Hands-on workshops and exercises are used to assist attendees in understanding and applying vital aspects of process safety elements. Videos are used to emphasize and illustrate key points. Instructor-led discussions are an important part of the course and allow our highly experienced instructors to communicate their wealth of experience and knowledge, while tailoring the delivery to the needs of each class.

You will learn:

  • How to design and implement a management system for process safety 
  • Approaches for addressing inherent safety
  • How to establish a personnel competency program
  • Ways to manage compliance with industry and government standards
  • Use of performance indicators
  • How to conduct a process safety culture assessment
  • How human and organizational factors influence process safety 
  • Importance of alarm management
  • How to address facility siting
  • Use of hazard identification and risk analysis
  • Role of damage mechanism reviews in PHA
  • Meaning and use of the hierarchy of controls
  • Use of bow-tie diagrams
  • Use of LOPA
  • Role for QRA
  • Methods for writing procedures
  • How to address safe work practices for non-routine work
  • Importance of maintaining operational discipline
  • How to ensure operational readiness
  • Key points for an MOC program
  • Importance of an asset integrity program
  • How to manage contractor safety performance
  • Role of emergency management
  • Key points for incident investigation
  • Importance of auditing
  • How to continually improve process safety programs


Contribute effectively to the ongoing implementation of the process safety program for a facility.

Target Audience

All facility personnel who may play a part in the ongoing implementation of a facility’s process safety program including management, engineering, operations and maintenance personnel.

Personnel who are new to process safety will benefit from the broad overview provided of all process safety elements. Experienced process safety practitioners will benefit from the comprehensive coverage of all aspects of process safety which enables the improvement of existing process safety programs.



Course Contents

  • Overview of process safety
  • Process safety management programs
  • Management systems
  • Process design and engineering
  • Inherent safety
  • Personnel competency and training
  • Process safety information and knowledge
  • Standards compliance
  • Personnel involvement
  • Stakeholder outreach
  • Performance indicators
  • Process safety culture
  • Human and organizational factors
  • Alarm management
  • Facility and stationary source siting
  • Hazard identification and risk analysis
  • Damage mechanism review
  • Safeguards protection analysis
  • Hierarchy of controls
  • Bow-tie diagrams
  • Layers of protection analysis
  • Quantitative risk analysis
  • Procedures
  • Safe work practices
  • Operational discipline
  • Operational readiness
  • Management of change
  • Asset Integrity
  • Contractor management
  • Emergency management
  • Incident Investigation
  • Auditing
  • Management review

Duration / Credits

  • Three days, 2.1 CEUs or 21 PDHs awarded


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