PSM Essentials

Course Description:

The purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) OSHA Rule for Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (29 CFR 1910.119) is to prevent releases of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (HHC) that have the potential to cause catastrophic fires, explosions, or toxic exposures. This PSM objective is achieved by integrating 14 elements to help manage facilities, technology, and personnel. This PSM Essentials Course will provide a brief understanding of the 14 elements and how they are implemented and maintained.


3 days


Upon completion, all participants will receive 21 hours of Professional Development Hours.

Target Audience:

  • Senior Managers
  • PSM Managers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Front Line Supervisors
  • Mechanics
  • Engineers
  • Operators

Course Topics:

  • PSM Overview: How it arrived
  • The 14 PSM Elements:
    1. Employee Involvement
    2. Process Safety Information
    3. Process Hazard Analysis
    4. Operating Procedures
    5. Training
    6. Contractors
    7. Pre-Startup Safety Review
    8. Mechanical Integrity of Equipment
    9. Hot Work Permit
    10. Management of Change
    11. Incident Investigation
    12. Emergency Preparedness
    13. Compliance Audits
    14. Trade Secrets

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