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Process Safety Management Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA or CSA.

We Offer Three Differnt Types of Safety Trainings

Our OSHA-compliant certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a 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 training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It's a PowerPoint presentation you can use to train a group of trainees.

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost.

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment 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 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:

Certification Standards

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
  • Train the Trainer Certification

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

    Why Do I Need Safety 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.

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    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)

    Process Safety Management Frequently Asked Questions

    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?

    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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