Process Safety Management Audits for Compliance and Continuous Safety Improvement
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The workshop format of this course will help you conduct high-performance, effective process safety management systems audits.
Upon completion of this course, you will:
- Understand a range of approaches for conducting PSM compliance audits
- Assess and allocate required resources to conduct the audits
- Know how to improve PSM programs continuously, and the reliability and deliverability of “cold” as a result of a compliance audit
Who Should Attend?
- PSM coordinators
- Managers responsible for safety
- Refrigeration personnel (operators, mechanics and supervisory staff)
- Audit team members
- Managers concerned with the reliability and dependability of “cold”
- Others who want to learn more about enhanced refrigeration system safety and reliability
This course is part of the Process Safety Management Professional Certificate. Increase your knowledge and effectiveness at managing PSM/RMP programs for your ammonia refrigerated facility, while earning a recognized credential. Course can be taken individually as well.
Attendees participating in this course will be able to earn a digital badge as evidence of the knowledge they obtained during the course. Digital badges are micro-credentials that can be earned by successfully passing a final quiz administered online after completing the course. Click here for information on digital badges.
Overview of Process Safety Management System Audits
- Audit vs. inspection
- Process safety audits vs. process safety management system audits
- PSM audit requirements
- What are the goals or objectives of an audit?
The Audit Process
- Scoping and staffing
- Data collection
- Quality assurance
- Third-party compliance audits—tips and traps
- Techniques for audit scoping based on risks, past incidents or past audit results
- Assessment of PSM management systems
- Data collection techniques including document reviews, interviews, field inspections, and verification
- Audit reports Audit Techniques Workshop – Fred Elder and Doug Reindl Working in two groups, attendees will be asked to consider their plant(s) and determine the following:
- Self-assessment of your current compliance audit approach?
- What are opportunities to improve your audits? How? For your next audit:
- How will you scope the audit?
- What data collection/gathering techniques will you use?
- In what format will you prepare the audit reports?
The following series of presentations will review key points for each element of the PSM standard. We will emphasize facets of the program elements that have been identified as weaknesses from previous OSHA PSM compliance audits.
- 1910.119(c): Employee participation
- 1910.119(d): Process safety information Auditing Approaches (continued) – Fred Elder
- 1910.119(e): Process hazard analyses
- 1910.119(f): Operating procedures Assign Homework Review 1910.119, 1910.120(q), and 1910.38a
Auditing Approaches (continued)
- 1910.119(g): Training
Auditing Approaches (continued)
- 1910.119(h): Contractors
- 1910.119(i): Pre-startup safety review
- 1910.119(j): Mechanical integrity
- 1910.119(k): Hot work
Overview of PSM Auditing Tools and Resources
Auditing Approaches (continued)
- 1910.119(l): Management of change
- 1910.119(m): Incident investigation
- 1910.119(n): Emergency planning and response
- Purpose of interviewing
- Approaches for conducting effective interviews
- How to identify staff to interview
- Interviewing tips and traps
Interview Scoping Workshop
Course participants will prepare interview forms to conduct interviews with a mock plant staff during this program segment.
Course participants will conduct mock interviews. During the interviews, participants will observe and critique the interviewer based on their interaction with plant staff being interviewed. The exercise will focus on developing good interview habits and techniques. The exercise will also involve conducting
- mock PSM
- MP Audit Opening Meetings and PSM
- MP Audit Closing Meetings
"I learned a vast amount from this course. I would come back before our next audit."
—Steven Hall, Newport Cold Storage
"Instructors' knowledge and experience make the course very useful."
—Tom Boman, Amy's Kitchen, Inc.
"Thank you for making auditing fun and lively."
—Marie Joachim, General Mills Inc.
"I am leaving with a better understanding of PSM and how audits are conducted. I am also leaving with more knowledge of how to better prepare for an audit."
—Taylor Burtt, McCain Foods
Douglas Reindl, PhD, PE is a professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a Program Director at the Office of Interdisciplinary Professional Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has extensive experience in mechanical systems – including industrial ammonia refrigeration systems. As the founding director of the Industrial Refrigeration Consortium, he works extensively to improve the safety, efficiency, reliability, and productivity of ammonia refrigeration infrastructure. Dr. Reindl received his BS in mechanical engineering technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, MS in mechanical engineering from UW–Madison, and PhD in mechanical engineering from UW–Madison. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Wisconsin.
Marc Claas is an Associate Researcher with the Industrial Refrigeration Consortium and has been involved in industrial refrigeration since 2009. His interests include refrigeration system maintenance requirements, criteria for safe system operation, troubleshooting systems for safe and efficient operation, regulatory compliance in refrigeration systems, and emerging cooling technologies. His teaching experience includes online operator training programs, and his field experience includes PSM related activities such as PSM audits and PHAs. He also has experience investigating energy efficiency and other operational opportunities. Claas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Platteville and Master’s of Mechanical Engineering in Thermal Science from UW-Madison. He is an active member of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration.
Todd Jekel, PhD, PE is the assistant director of the Industrial Refrigeration Consortium at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Jekel has been actively conducting research on refrigeration systems including vessel design practices, oil separators, and analysis of dehumidification alternatives for cold storage warehouses. He holds degrees from Calvin College and the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Process Safety Management AuditsCourse #: RA00381
Process Safety Management Audits for Compliance and Continuous Safety ImprovementDate: Wed. January 18, 2023 – Fri. January 20, 2023
Fee covers morning and afternoon breaks, scheduled lunches, course materials.
Industrial Refrigeration Consortium (IRC) members receive a $200 course discount. We will verify your affiliation.
- CEU: 2
- PDH: 20
Process Safety Management Audits for Compliance and Continuous Safety ImprovementDate: Wed. January 19, 2022 – Fri. January 21, 2022
Fee covers morning and afternoon breaks, scheduled lunches and course materials.
This in-person course will have an online course site from which you will access the course materials, course evaluation, and participation certificate. Details on how to access the online course site will be sent with registration confirmation.
Industrial Refrigeration Consortium (IRC) members receive a $200 course discount.
- CEU: 2
- PDH: 20
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