Preventing Loss of Containment of Highly Hazardous Materials—The PRIMARY Focus of Process Safety

Risks associated with highly hazardous materials (flammables/combustibles, reactives, toxics and corrosives) must be managed in Alaska on a daily basis in many industrial and government facilities including but not limited to:

  • Oil and gas production/storage/transport/oil refinery operations
  • Ammonia refrigeration systems at many seafood processing and storage operations
  • A variety of other industrial and government facilities where flammable, toxic solvents, and flammable gases, and other fuels are in storage and use. Including water and waste treatment processes where chlorine gas is stored and used

This 4-day course focuses during the first two days on specific mandatory requirements of the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standard, and the EPA Risk Management Program (RMP). During the last two days, industry best practices and case studies are discussed.

Intended Audience

  • Oil and gas industry personnel including process and maintenance engineers, lead operators and other specialists in design/operations/maintenance for exploration and production units, pipelines, terminals, and refineries
  • Ammonia refrigeration system designers, operators, maintenance and reliability specialists involved with shipboard and land based systems
  • Chlorine use systems operations and maintenance staff
  • Engineers, operations and maintenance staff from industry and government facilities including utilites involved with uses of flammable, toxics, or corrosives
  • Industrial safety professionals, industrial hygienists, environmental specialists, environmental health and safety managers, safety commitee members, and risk managers
  • Regulatory agency staff responsible for oversight and enforcement activites for hazardous materials operations