Course Topics

Process Safety Management History

Hazards of the Process

Toxicity Information

Technology of the Process- Block Diagrams

Equipment in the Process – P&ID’s

Mechanical Integrity

Inspection, Testing & Maintenance

Quality Assurance

Process Hazard Analysis

Operating & Safety Procedures


Contractor Pre-Qualification

Emergency Preparedness

Incident Investigation

Compliance Audits

EPA Risk Management Plans (RMP)



After participation in this course, the participant will be able to Understand: PSM & History, Why PSM Catastrophes Still Occur, Who is Covered by PSM, the Team Process in Developing a PSM Program, Each of the Elements of a Properly Designed PSM Program and How to Begin the Process, and the Basics of How PSM & EPA’s Risk Management Plans (RMP) Work Together to Protect the Workforce & Surrounding Community.


Through Review of Real Life Examples, Participants will:

  1. Explore Who is Actually Covered by the standard
  2. Review Each Element of the PSM Standard and how to comply
  3. Have Access to PowerPoint Presentations
  4. Utilize references to help identify key methods of compliance with this difficult standard.