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Process Safety Management (PSM)



4-hour Introductory Course


Course Description

This course provides an introduction to an overview of the 14 elements of Process Safety Management.  Each element is discussed, compliance examples are given, and current enforcement approaches are discussed.  Students finish the course with a good understanding of the basic requirements of PSM.



2-Day Full Compliance Course: Development and Implementation of PSM for Ammonia Refrigeration Facilities


Course Design and Objectives
The two-day process safety management (PSM) training course teaches attendees how to systematically implement an effective and successful PSM program that not only meets regulatory compliance requirements, but becomes part of a company’s safety culture and everyday operations.


Specific OSHA requirements for each of the 14 PSM elements will be examined using practical, hands-on approaches. Interactive exercises will be employed to ensure that attendees gain mastery of the information. Each attendee will receive a notebook containing course presentation materials, example forms, and other information, all of which provide a foundation for improving PSM programs.


The course is designed to be interactive, so attendance is limited.


What You Will Learn

  • Regulatory approach to process safety
  • PSM requirements and the importance of the 14 PSM elements
  • Strategies for implementation
  • Best practices for documentation


Who Should Attend
Anyone responsible for PSM program compliance and effective PSM implementation is advised to attend this course (plant managers, compliance officers, process safety managers, engineers, EH&S managers, operations and maintenance personnel, and/or other designated PSM representatives).


Amy Duz is president of iWorkWise, a consulting company specializing in the practical application of safety regulations.  She is a certified safety specialist, OSHA authorized trainer, Region 10 OSHA Institute trainer, and former manager of an OSHA VPP site (the first vessel in the United States to be admitted to OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program). Her experience with process safety management, risk management for ammonia refrigeration, HAZWOPER, and emergency response planning spans more than two decades.


Stephanie Allen, M.S., is project manager at iWorkWise. Prior to joining iWorkWise, she was a risk management specialist for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and has extensive compliance experience, having conducted over 100 facility inspections for EPA. Working with industry to operate safe facilities, Stephanie served as editor for the EPA CAA Chemical Emergency Prevention and Planning Newsletter and as a training specialist for the EPA Region 10 Risk Management Program. She is RETA CARO-certified, and her regulatory experience includes work involving EPA’s CAA 112(r) Risk Management Program, OSHA PSM, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).


iWorkWise specializes in refrigeration compliance services, including PSM/RMP written programs, process hazard analyses, compliance audits, codes and standards compliance consulting and auditing, emergency response plans, Freon management plans, and HAZWOPER training.


See the training schedule for current class dates. To register, contact Daniel Smiley at 206-331-4130 ext. 105, or via email at dans@iworkwise.com.


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