Mastering Process Safety Management (PSM)

OSHA Standards

The 14 PSM Key Elements

Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)

Why This Course Is Essential

Knowledge is the key to prevention!

Welcome to the crucial and insightful course on “Process Safety Management” designed specifically for the chemical industry. This course aligns with the purpose of the PSM standard, to help Employer and its Employees ( including contract workers) in their efforts to prevent or mitigate release of highly hazardous chemicals which have high potential consequences.

In the dynamic and often hazardous domain of industrial operations, Process Safety Management (PSM) emerges as a vital framework to mitigate risks, ensure compliance, and foster a culture of safety. This comprehensive course delves into the genesis, methodologies, and practical applications of PSM, with a focus on real-world implementation in adherence to OSHA standards.

The importance of PSM can’t be overstated. It acts as a robust shield against catastrophic incidents that could result in fatalities, injuries, and substantial economic losses. The inception of PSM by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) was a significant leap towards structured risk management, rooted in the bitter lessons learned from past industrial disasters.

Process Safety Management is a regulation put into motion by OSHA that looks at all processes that involve handling, using, storing, moving, or manufacturing highly hazardous chemicals (HHCs).

All aspects of how HHCs are interacted with are contained within process safety management regulations. PSM was designed as an analytical tool that helps companies prevent harmful HHCs from being mishandled or released.

The result of OSHA’s regulations can be broken down into 14 elements that comprise the entire scope of process safety management:

  • Compliance Audits
  • Training
  • Contractors
  • Hot Work
  • Process Safety Information
  • Process Hazard Analysis
  • Mechanical Integrity
  • Operating Procedures
  • Incident Investigation
  • Management of Change
  • Employee Participation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Pre-start-up Safety Review
  • Emergency Planning and Response

When leveraged correctly, these elements in a process safety management program should be able to prevent fires, explosions, and the release of hazardous chemicals that could pose a safety risk to workers or the general public.

Our course encapsulates the rich history that led to the formulation of PSM standards by OSHA, providing a vivid context to the need for stringent process safety protocols.

Delving into the various methodologies under the PSM umbrella, the course illuminates how different techniques like Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), and others intertwine to create a robust safety net. Each methodology, with its unique focus, contributes to building a resilient safety infrastructure, ensuring that every conceivable risk is identified, assessed, and mitigated.

A cornerstone of PSM is the thorough investigation of all accidents, not just those resulting in fatalities. By analysing near misses and minor incidents, organizations can unearth potential systemic flaws, making preventive corrections before a major catastrophe occurs. This proactive approach, as detailed in our course, significantly contributes to building a safer operational environment.

The benefits of mastering PSM are manifold. For companies, it’s a pathway to stringent compliance with OSHA standards, reduced liability, and fostering a culture of safety that can significantly enhance operational efficiency and brand reputation.

For employees, gaining proficiency in PSM not only imbues a strong safety ethos but also significantly expands their knowledge horizon, making them invaluable assets to their organizations.

Moreover, this course acts as a catalyst for individuals eyeing employment opportunities or advancing their careers in fields necessitating a solid grasp of process safety principles. The knowledge and credentials acquired through this course are recognized and highly valued across various industries, paving the way for better job prospects, higher responsibilities, and a broader scope of career advancement.

Embark on a journey of mastering Process Safety Management with us, and arm yourself with a skillset that is indispensable, life-saving, and career-enhancing in today’s industrial landscape. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical scenarios, this course is meticulously designed to transform you into a competent and confident PSM professional, ready to make a significant positive impact in the realm of industrial safety and compliance.

In less than eight hours, this course helps provide the skills and competencies necessary to identify and mitigate process related hazards, effectively manage risks, and promote a culture of safety in the industry. By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of all production projects.

Who the course is for

This course is designed for workers, supervisors, managers and safety professionals in the production industry who are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of employees. It is also suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge of process management safety. 

Why it works

  • Minimal disruption to the working day – the course takes eight hours of study
  • Designed for anyone, in any production sector, worldwide
  • Provides the knowledge and tools required to identify roles and responsibilities in the production environment.
  • High-impact programme
  • Efficient and effective learning – multiple topics are covered in a single, self-contained course.

The business benefits

Participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of the company:

  • Minimise risk of an incident.
  • Improve your safety culture
  • Develop staff roles in critical point controls.
  • Achieve an internationally recognised and respected certification for staff
  • Enhance your reputation within the production industry.

Your benefits

By taking this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand your own responsibilities for yours and others safety
  • Identify and report on potential hazards
  • Assess workplace safety levels
  • Comply with the OSHA and international standards

The average time needed to complete the course is 8 hours and the minimum pass mark for the exam is 70% and we recommend the course is taking every 2 years.

World Safety Family

Who benefits From This Course

Everyone! Process safety is a serious risk to our lives, homes and businesses.

The world is changing quickly and businesses need employees with training, knowledge and skills in order to be competitive.

People who continually develop their professional skills or pursue higher education and training, are placing themselves at the forefront for career advancement opportunities in their future.

By giving yourself or your employees, the knowledge to perform your role safely at work, you will stay safe at work and go home safe, which makes the rest and play time in life, far more rewarding, whatever it is you love to do.


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Course Includes

  • 33 Lessons
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate