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On July 17, 1990, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed a plan for the management of hazards associated with processes using acutely hazardous materials, which resulted in the establishment of the OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.119 - Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals. OSHA has been working in tandem with approved states to enforce the requirements of the process safety standard contained in 29 CFR 1910.119 ever since. This course provides an overview of the approved state plan of California for the process safety management of acutely hazardous materials, as provided in the California Code of Regulations CCR Title 8 Section 5189.
Who must take this course?
Every employee currently involved in operating a process or a newly assigned process must be trained in an overview of the process and its operating procedures. A facility's PSM program, therefore, must apply to contractors performing maintenance or repair, turnaround, major renovation, or specialty work on or adjacent to a covered process.
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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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a Cal/OSHA regulations Process Safety Management training printable certificate and wallet card.
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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our Cal/OSHA Process Safety Management Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check non-scored questions, and a final exam.
The potential for the unexpected release of chemicals is ever-present in industries that use acutely hazardous materials that may be toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive, or that exhibit a combination of these properties. When acutely hazardous materials are not properly controlled, their accidental release can have devastating and far-reaching consequences. This course provides information specific to the California standard for process safety management for general industries. The standard emphasizes the management of hazards associated with acutely hazardous materials and provides the necessary information for establishing a comprehensive process safety management program that incorporates procedures, management practices, and technologies to ensure safety in the workplace.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to the Cal/OSHA Process Safety Management Course
- Key Terms
- Applicable Regulations
- Applicable Processes and Industries
- 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
- Conducting the Audit
- Evaluation and Corrective Action
- Additional Resources
Every employee currently involved in operating a process or a newly assigned process must be trained in an overview of the process and its operating procedures. The employer must provide refresher training at least every three years, or more often if necessary, to each employee involved in operating a process.