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This course is offered for live-streamed or face-to-face delivery. It is available for public or in-house delivery. Please be sure to select the “online” option during the registration process if you are interested in attending a live-streamed delivery.

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Locations Dates Duration Tuition
Houston, TX July 23-25, 2024 3 days $2,225
Austin, TX November 18-20, 2024 3 days $2,225

Course Description

This course goes beyond the dated requirements of OSHA’s and EPA’s process safety requirements and includes CCPS RBPS and other elements that are important for the comprehensive management of process safety. 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 such as process hazard analysis and mechanical integrity. It also includes CCPS’s Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS) program elements such as performance indicators and competency. However, the course goes above and beyond CCPS’s RBPS program to include additional elements that are now recognized as key aspects of process safety such as alarm management and damage mechanism reviews.

Instructor-led discussions, workshops, and exercises are used to assist attendees in understanding and applying vital aspects of process safety elements.

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

Who Should Attend

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.




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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