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Cal/OSHA Process Safety Management

Online Training Certification Course

Title 8 CCR, Section 5189.1

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This online certification course provides information specific to the California standard for PSM for general industries. The standard emphasizes the management of acutely hazardous materials and provides the necessary information for establishing a comprehensive PSM program that incorporates procedures, management practices, and technologies to ensure safety in the workplace.

A process safety management (PSM) program is critical to prevent or lessen the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive chemicals at petroleum refineries, chemical plants, and other facilities. A PSM program can substantially minimize the degree to which employees are exposed to acutely hazardous materials.

This course is for:
Any employee who works around hazardous materials needs to be educated regarding the hazardous materials they will come in contact with. A process safety manager is responsible for implementing and maintaining a safety program. This safety training provides both employee and manager with important information to mitigate hazardous situations.

Case Study: On August 6, 2012, the Chevron USA Inc. Refinery in Richmond, California, experienced a catastrophic release of flammable hydrocarbon process fluid as a result of a ruptured pipe. The accidental release of the hydrocarbon process fluid partially vaporized into a large vapor cloud that engulfed 19 Chevron employees and ignited. Fortunately, all of the employees escaped, narrowly avoiding serious injury. Nevertheless, the ignition of the flammable portion of the vapor cloud caused a large plume of particulates and vapor that traveled across the Richmond area. Approximately 15,000 people from the surrounding area sought medical treatment due to the release.

Key Takeaways: In the 10 years prior to the incident, experienced Chevron personnel had repeatedly recommended that the company inspect 100 percent of the components on the carbon steel piping, which is susceptible to sulfidation corrosion. But Chevron management did not implement these recommendations. If they had, this crisis could have been avoided.

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Governing Regulations

California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), more commonly known as Cal/OSHA, sets and enforces standards regarding process safety management (PSM) of acutely hazardous materials. These regulations can be found in Title 8 of California's Code of Regulations (CCR) in Section 5189.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to the Cal/OSHA Process Safety Management Course
  • Key Terms
  • Applicable Regulations
  • Applicable Processes and Industries
  • Exceptions
    Elements of a Process Safety Management Program
  • Process Safety Information
  • Process Hazard Analysis
  • Process Hazard Analysis-Selecting a Methodology
  • Operating Procedures
  • Employee Participation
    Emergency Planning and Response
  • Pre-Startup Safety Review
  • Elements of the Cal/OSHA Emergency Action Plan
  • Written Hazard Communication Program
  • Additional Requirements of the Written Hazard Communication Program
  • Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP)
  • Incident Investigation
    Hot Work Permit
    Mechanical Integrity
  • Mechanical Integrity Practices
  • Trade Secrets
    Compliance Audits
  • Planning
  • Staffing
  • Conducting the Audit
  • Evaluation and Corrective Action
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

According to California OSHA, retraining must be provided before the initial assignment and then at least every three years. Retraining must be provided more frequently if the need for refresher training is warranted.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.



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