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

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 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) regulations first issued 25 years ago. During the last two days, industry good practices associated with a risk based management system approach to prevent loss of containment incidents, as adopted by companies operating globally across many process industry sectors, are discussed.

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

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

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

Matthew Pauli, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, OSHA Anchorage Area Office

* Valdez broadcast option- Join your colleages at Prince William Sound College in Valdez for a live broadcast of the four-day course held in Anchorage *

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