PHA Leadership

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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 PHA Leadership Course will provide in-depth training oh the PHA Element of the PSM standard.


3 days


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


    • Tuesday, November 12th   8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday, November 13th   8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Thursday, November 14th  |  8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Participants will learn how to successfully organize and lead PHA studies using the HAZOP and “What If” techniques.

Target Audience:

Engineers and others responsible for PSM, who need to: perform, apply, or understand the requirements of OSHA Standard 1910.119, Process Hazard Analysis.

Course Topics:

    • Overview of PHA
    • PHA Regulatory Requirements
    • Hazard Identification and HAZID
    • PHA Methods
    • Checklist
    • What-If
    • HAZOP
    • Preliminary Hazard Analysis
    • Preparing and Organizing PHA Studies
    • Subdividing the Process for Study
    • Inherent Safety Review
    • Recording PHA Studies
    • Design Intent, Parameters, and Deviations
    • Leadership Skills for Managing the Team
    • Completing the PHA Worksheet
    • Meeting Regulatory Requirements
    • Management of PHA Studies
    • Multiple Failure
    • Human Factors in PHA
    • Facility Siting in PHA
    • Treating Utilities in PHA
    • Handling Multiple Modes of Operation
    • PHA for Process Changes
    • PHA for Procedures
    • PHA for Batch Processes
    • Quality Control in PHA Studies
    • PHA Report Preparation
    • Managing the Follow-Up of PHA Results
    • Planning PHA Revalidations
    • Conducting PHA Revalidations
    • Documenting PHA Revalidations

Tuition / Discounts:

The cost of the 3-day PHA Leadership Training Course is $1,700 per student. This includes the course manual, supplies, breakfast/lunches, the free “Salus Fundamentals” training course, as well as,  21 hours of professional development. (If your organization registers 3+ students, Smith & Burgess will knock $150 off each student's tuition cost.)

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