PSM Awareness Training and PSM Training Program Development

In 1992, OSHA issued 1910.119 mandating owners or operators of certain facilities to implement a PSM program. As part of this PSM mandate, employees involved in operating a process shall be trained in an overview of the process and in the operating procedures of the process. The training shall also include emphasis on specific safety and health hazards, emergency operations including shutdown, and safe work practices.

Cognascents helps clients with PSM training by providing a general PSM awareness training workshop to all employees regardless of whether they are an operator or not. Cognascents also helps clients develop and implement facility-specific training focused on achieving compliance with the PSM mandate.
PSM awareness training services:
  • History of the PSM mandate
  • Definitions
  • Applicability
  • General Requirements
  • Employee participation
  • Process Safety Information (PSI)   
  • Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
  • Operating procedures
  • Training
  • Contractors
  • Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR)
  • Mechanical Integrity (MI)
  • Hot work permit
  • Management of Change (MoC)
  • Incident investigation
  • Emergency planning and response
  • Compliance audits
  • Trade secrets

PSM Facility-Specific Training

Cognascents also helps clients develop and implement PSM facility-specific training. This training is focused on achieving and sustaining compliance with the PSM mandate. PSM facility-specific training is tailored to site-specific operating procedures and is accompanied by competency assessment tools, both for a new employee as well as for an employee receiving refresher training.

At a minimum the training will address the following:
  • Process overview
  • Safety and health hazards
  • Initial startup
  • Normal operations
  • Temporary operations
  • Emergency shutdown and operations
  • Normal shutdown
  • Startup following a normal emergency shutdown or a major change that requires a hazard review
  • Consequences of deviations and steps required to correct or avoid deviations
  • Safe work practices

Cognascents has worked with many of the major oil, gas, and chemical companies to develop training modules from scratch or to update existing training modules after a major design change. Cognascents has also worked with small companies to develop training modules for processes that have grown in the last decade and are now covered by PSM.

Cognascents engineers are multi-disciplined engineers with experience across the oil, gas, and chemicals industries. Cognascents has worked with clients through regulatory scrutiny and knows what “compliance” looks like. Cognascents prides itself on being accessible to all and affordable to all, no matter a company’s size and status.

Contact Cognascents to help you scope out and price your next PSM training effort. We are here to serve.

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