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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
Online (9:00am EDT) July 11-12, 2024 2 half days $895
Houston, TX August 23, 2024 1 day $975
Houston, TX November 22, 2024 1 day $975
Singapore, Singapore December 13, 2024 1 day $995

Course Description

Process safety decisions must be made with reference to risk tolerance criteria. Increasingly, risk analysis methods and codes, standards and regulations around the world are moving towards the use of numerical criteria, for example, with the use of Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA). Various issues must be addressed if such criteria are to be set correctly and used meaningfully.

This training course covers the issues that must be addressed in setting risk tolerance criteria and the pitfalls that can be encountered in using them. Participants are taught a procedure to use in setting criteria for their process safety studies.

What you will learn:

  • Meaning and importance of risk tolerance criteria
  • Types and forms of risk tolerance criteria
  • Differences between individual and group risk
  • How to address risk aversion
  • Significance and use of the ALARP principle
  • Issues to address when defining risk tolerance criteria
  • Use of a procedure to set risk tolerance criteria
  • How to allocate risk tolerance criteria to hazard scenarios
  • How to address issues in calculating risks
  • How risk tolerance criteria are used

Who Should Attend

Facility personnel who are responsible for establishing risk tolerance criteria for company and personnel involved in conducting or using studies that employ them.


A technical background is necessary.


0.7 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) or 7 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are awarded

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