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Introduction to the Chemical Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard

One-Day (8-hour) Safety Seminar
Course 14

Under OSHA Standard 1910.119 - “Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals”, facilities that handle or produce one or more of the 136 Highly Hazardous Chemicals in excess of the published threshold quantity are required to develop and implement a comprehensive program to analyze and control the hazards associated with these materials. Facilities that do not have any of the highly hazardous chemicals but store or process more than 10,000 pounds of flammable liquids or gasses in one location must also comply with this standard. There are some exceptions including hydrocarbon fuels used solely for workplace consumption as a fuel, if such fuels are not a part of a process containing another highly hazardous chemical.

Seminar Contents:

  • An introduction to and overview of the standard and how it impacts facility personnel as well as contractors
  • Enforcement of the Standard - what to expect
  • Standard Requirements
    • A hazard analysis covering each chemical process
    • Written operating procedures
    • Procedures for managing change
    • Training for operations, maintenance and contractor personnel
    • Pre-start-up safety reviews
    • Employee and contractor involvement
    • Contractor safety evaluations
    • Plant owners to maintain a log of contractor occupational injuries and illnesses
    • Accident Investigation Procedures
  • Information on process hazard analysis methods
  • Development of a plan using a Facility Evaluation Checklist
  • Where to go for assistance and additional resources