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Process Safety Management Training & Certification

Whether you want process safety management certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the process safety management training you want in the way you want it and at a price, you can afford.

We offer three different types of safety training for process safety managements?

Training Kits

The kit is for those who want to do the training themselves. It's an OSHA compliant process safety management training PowerPoint presentation to train a group of people at one time in one location. If you need to train a trainer we offer a train the trainer course.

Online Training

PSM training online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign courses to their employees. Online training is also eligible for bulk pricing discounts for groups of 16+ trainees.

Train the Trainer

The process safety management train the trainer course is meant to certify a single individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost. Results in a lifetime certification. More Info

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Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for process safety management hands-on training at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Process Safety Management Training Course (Boom & Scissor Lift Training Course)?

Our PSM training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each course contains sections on identifying hazards from highly hazardous chemicals, communicating those hazards effectively,maintaining a safe process, and re-evaluating processes.

During this training, we will be taking a look at how to recognize, identify, and analyze hazards in a process. Next, you will learn how to communicate these hazards through written operating procedures. We will also teach you how and why contractors should be kept apprised of hazards and the importance of proper training for those involved in covered processes. You will also learn the importance of maintaining safety by performing pre-startup reviews. We will cover how to ensure the integrity of machinery used in covered processes and how to properly keep track of non-routine work so everyone in the workplace stays safe. Lastly, we’ll go over when to re-evaluate your process safety management program. You’ll learn how to properly manage change and prepare for an accidental release. Finally, we will teach you about incident investigation.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical evaluation as required by OSHA.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following laws and regulations:

  • Encompasses these U.S. Standards
  • 29 CFR 1910.119 – Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals

  • Clean Air Act Section 112® - Accidental Release Prevention/Risk Management Plan Rule

  • Encompasses these Canada Standards
  • There are no canadian standards for process safety management at this time.

Process Safety Management Train the Trainer Certification

The process safety management train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the process safety management training online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the process safety management training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime process safety management trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

Process Safety Management Competent Person Training

OSHA defines a “competent person” as someone who “is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in [their] surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees.” A competent person has the authorization to take “prompt corrective measures” to minimize or eliminate hazards. They have enough training and/or experience to be “capable of identifying workplace hazards relating to the specific operation and has the authority to correct them.” Some standards do have additional, specific requirements that must be met in order for an employee to be considered a competent person. Our Process Safety Management Competent Person Training option fulfills OSHA's training requirements.

Why do I need process safety management training?

In line with regulations, anyone who works with or around highly hazardous chemicals must receive training prior to beginning work.

When it comes to refresher training, the standard is very specific: employees must receive refresher trainings at least every three years to ensure they understand and follow the most current operating procedures. Employers may require refresher trainings take place more frequently, depending on input they receive from the employees involved in the operating process. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that proves continued competency.

  • Did You Know?


  • On average, almost 6,000 chemical incidents are reported each year.

  • According to the CDC, the top five chemicals involved in accidents are carbon monoxide, ammonia, chlorine, hydrochloric acid, and sulfuric acid. (Source: CDC)

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Why is knowing about the process safety management hazards important?

While OSHA calls them the “process safety management,” others call them the “fatal four.” That is because these hazards are the top four killers in the construction industry. The process safety management training not only explains what the process safety management hazards are but it also teaches you how to avoid them. Believe it or not, many of these hazards are completely avoidable as long as you follow safe work principles.

What is the OSHA PSM standard?

The OSHA standard is required by the Clean Air Act Amendment, as is the Environmental Protection Agency's Risk Management Plan (RMP). Employers who utilize both standards in their process safety management program (PSM) are more likely be in full compliance with each, keep their workers safe, and enhance their relationship with the local community.

What is PSM?

Process Safety Management (PSM) is a proactive process used to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and prevent possible releases of highly hazardous chemicals (HHCs) due to a failure in process, procedures, or equipment. OSHA established PSM standards to address the potentially catastrophic consequences such a release could have on the health and safety of personnel working on site.

What are the 14 elements of PSM?

OSHA’s Process Safety Management standard is made up of 14 guidelines or elements. All these elements are interlinked, and an effective PSM program depends on them being present and in compliance with the standard. The elements of a PSM are as follows:
• Process Safety Information
• Employee Participation
• Process Hazard Analysis
• Operating Procedures
• Hot Work Permits
• Mechanical Integrity
• Contractors
• Training
• Management of Change
• Pre-startup Safety Review
• Emergency Planning & Response
• Incident Investigation
• Compliance Audits
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