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

January 29 - February 1, 2018

Sheet Metal Institute, 2379 NE 178th Ave , Portland, OR 97230

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

  • Ammonia refrigeration in food processing and other storage facilities
  • Oil and gas production, storage, transport, and oil refinery 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 shipyards, national laboratories, gas and electric utilities, and waste and water treatment facilities where chlorine is stored and used

To help ensure safe and healthful workplaces, and to protect the public and the environment from releases of highly hazardous materials, various federal agencies such as the Department of Labor’s OSHA, the EPA, the Department of Transportation’s PHMSA, the Department of the Interior’s BSEE for offshore safety, and Department of Commerce’s USCG, have issued a variety of regulations enforced in cooperation with state agencies. These regulations are intended to ensure that risks associated with hazardous materials during production, transport, processing and use are appropriately managed.

This course covers specific mandatory requirements of the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standard, and the EPA Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations, as well as industry good practices associated
with a risk based management system approach to prevent loss of containment incidents.

**For student and government pricing please contact the NW Center at or 206-543-1069 or 800-326-7568**

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Course Objectives

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • List the 14 elements included in the Process Safety Management standard Identify safety issues related to key historical examples of faulty management practices
  • Discuss industry best practices and methods related to specific chemical usage
  • Describe case studies of exemplary and innovative Process Safety Management methods and safe work practices.


Intended Audience

  • Ammonia system designers, operators, maintenance and reliability specialists involved with shipboard and land based systems
  • Oil and gas industry personnel
  • Professionals in a variety of manufacturing industries including pulp and paper, metals and minerals processing, aerospace, fertilizer facilities, and electronics
  • Chlorine use systems operations and maintenance staff
  • Engineers, operations and maintenance staff from industry and government facilities, including utilities involved with uses of flammable, toxics, or corrosives
  • Industrial safety professionals, industrial hygienists, environmental specialists, environmental health and safety managers, safety committee members, and risk managers
  • Regulatory agency staff responsible for oversight and enforcement activities for hazardous materials operations
  • Chemical, mechanical, electrical/automation, and industrial engineers

Expert Instructors

Jerry Jones, PE, CSP, CHMM, Chemical Engineering Consultant

Amy Duz, President, iWorkWise

Rick Gleason, Senior Lecturer and OSHA Instructor, University of Washington Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences