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Course 736 - Introduction to Process Safety Management

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Course 736 Certificate
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Modules: 9
Hours: 5
Sector: General Industry

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The major purpose of process safety management (PSM) of highly hazardous chemicals is to prevent unwanted released of hazardous chemicals, especially into locations that could expose employees and others to serious hazards. This course is intended to introduce students to the basic requirements in the PSM standard, the need for process safety, and the tools used to implement process safety management systems. It covers the 14 elements required by the standard and some of the tools used to address process safety requirements, identify hazards, and manage risks.

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Key Topics

  • Process Safety Management Standard
  • CAAA Requirements
  • How the PSM Standard Applies
  • Developing the Written PSM Plan
  • Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
  • Operating Procedures
  • Employee Participation
  • Employer and Contractor Responsibilites
  • Mechanical Integrity
  • Hot Work Permit

Target Audience

  • Supervisor
  • Manager

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Introduction

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The Purpose for Process Safety Mangement (PSM)

The major purpose of process safety management (PSM) of highly hazardous chemicals is to prevent unwanted releases of hazardous chemicals, especially into locations that could expose employees and others to serious hazards. OSHA simply states a hazardous chemical is any chemical which is a physical hazard or a health hazard.

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Definition of a Chemical Process
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An effective process safety management program requires a systematic approach to evaluating the whole chemical process. Using this approach, the process design, process technology, process changes, operational and maintenance activities and procedures, non-routine activities and procedures, emergency preparedness plans and procedures, training programs, and other elements that affect the process are all considered in the evaluation.

This course is intended to introduce you to the basic requirements in OSHA standard CFR 1910.119, Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, the need for process safety, and the tools used to implement process safety management systems. It covers the 14 elements required by the standard and some of the tools used to address process safety requirements, identify hazards, and manage risks. This course does not itself alter or determine compliance responsibilities, which are set forth in OSHA standards themselves and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Special thanks go out to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, OSHA, for the content and images within this course.

Course 736 Final Exam

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After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry if you fail the exam. You can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

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