Process Safety Management

4.3 3 Reviews SKU: C-363Duration: 45 Minutes

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Course Details


Training Time: 45 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: 29 CFR 1910.119

Languages: English, French, Polish, Russian

Process Safety Management is the identification, evaluation, and prevention of highly hazardous chemical releases that could occur as a result of catastrophic failures in processes, procedures, or equipment. This course covers the components of the OSHA regulation in detail. By actively participating in PSM training and following all recommended safe work practices, you can do your part to help improve safety in the workplace.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Define Process Safety Management of highly hazardous chemicals
  • State the need for process safety management
  • Identify key OSHA and EPA guidelines
  • Describe how to implement a PSM program
  • List the elements of a PSM program
  • List in order the steps for auditing a process involving HHCs

Customer Reviews


Great Training!

“We use the Convergence Training Videos to supplement our Computer Based Training (CBT). So for I have had nothing but positive feedback from our employees. The production is very good and the information is timely and accurate!”

Bennett R. Verified Customer


Assessment of the PSM and Maturity Level

“I think that the course needed more explanation about the 14 elements, and more examples like maturity level PSM.”

Nain A. Verified Customer



This customer provided only a star rating and no written review.

Andy H. Verified Customer

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What is the purpose of process safety management?
The purpose of Process Safety Management, or PSM, is to proactively identify, evaluate, and mitigate or prevent highly hazardous chemical, or HHC, releases, that could occur as a result of catastrophic failures in processes, procedures, or equipment.

Why do we need PSM?
Process Safety Management was created in response to increasing reports of incidents involving the unexpected release of toxic, reactive, or flammable chemicals from processes. Any time HHCs are not properly controlled, there is a potential for an accidental release. Any release creates the possibility of disaster.

What are the 14 elements of a PSM program?
The 14 elements of a PSM program are: employee participation, training, process safety information, process hazard analysis, mechanical integrity, pre-startup safety reviews, operating procedures, hot work, emergency planning and response, incident investigation, contractors, compliance audits, management of change, and trade secrets.

Why did OSHA create regulations that clearly define procedures for managing HHC's?
OSHA created the PSM regulations to clearly define procedures for managing HHCs with the potential to cause a catastrophic incident. PSM is designed to protect the workforce, contractors, workplace, and visitors of a facility. The United States Environmental Protection Agency developed the Risk Management Program, or RMP, to work alongside the PSM to protect the community, general public, and nearby facilities

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

The purpose of Process Safety Management, or PSM, is to proactively identify, evaluate, and mitigate or prevent highly hazardous chemical or HHC releases that could occur as a result of catastrophic failures in processes, procedures, or equipment. Process refers to any use, storage, manufacturing, handling, or on-site movement of HHC's. This module is designed to raise awareness about OSHA's Process Safety Management regulations for highly hazardous chemicals in the workplace.

Additional Resources

Use the additional resources and links below to learn more about this topic:

  • U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) –
  • OSHA Training Publications -
  • National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) –
  • NCBI Articles -

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