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In this course attendees learn the basic process safety terminology (flammability limit, risk, design basis relief scenario, etc.), how to identify hazards, frequently encountered oversights (common traps) in process designs, basic risk assessment methodologies, and how to select appropriate levels of protection against a hazard (e.g., interlock levels). The course begins with a brief introduction to process safety management as described in various industry initiatives and government regulations (e.g., OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.119, EPA's 40 CFR 68). Within this context, the course teaches basic skills that will enhance your abilities.


No courses scheduled at present. Please contact Customer Service at or 1-800-769-1199 for upcoming course dates, or request onsite training.





Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone who needs a working knowledge of process safety concepts, principles, and tools
  • Anyone wanting to improve his/her design of a system; identify hazards in the workplace; and participate effectively in hazard analyses, management of change reviews, and incident investigations

Benefits of Attending:

  • Familiarization with fundamental hazard terminology and the potential consequences that are associated with hazards
  • More effective identification of process hazards
  • Familiarization with techniques for evaluating risk
  • Learning steps your organization can take to minimize the risk of an accident scenario, including how to plan for emergencies and how to learn from accidents
  • 1.9 CEUs, 1.9 COCs, 3.17 CMs, ABIH approval #10-228

Duration: 3 days



Start/End Dates



Day 1: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Introduction to process safety
  • Case studies – specific examples of workplace accidents
  • Process safety management fundamentals
  • Identification of process hazards
    • Flammability
    • Incompatibility
    • Exothermic reactions
    • Corrosion/erosion
    • Gas generation
    • External events
    • Toxicity

Day 2: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Equipment-specific hazards
    • Fired heaters
    • Vessels
    • Pumps
    • Mixers
    • Compressors
    • Piping
    • Heat exchangers
  • Process hazard analysis methodologies
    • Facility siting issues
    • Human-machine interfaces
  • Risk assessment methods
    • Frequency analysis methods
    • Common cause failures
    • Consequence modeling methods
    • Risk matrix

Day 3: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Minimization of risk
    • Inherent safety
    • Availability/reliability
    • Interlock systems
    • Loss prevention and control
    • Emergency response/preparedness
    • Critical equipment
    • Materials inventory control
    • Equipment specifications
    • Electrical classification
    • Industry codes and standards
  • Introduction to incident investigation
  • Course wrap-up


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This course can be taught at your facility. Find out more.


Request the Recognize Hazards to Recognize Change article in AIChE's Chemical Engineering Progress Magazine about Hazard Recognition co-authored by ABS Group's Director of Onsite Training Services.


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