OSHA Regulatory Approach to Process Safety Management

The osha Regulatory approach to process Safety management

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Process safety in manufacturing

Event Description

The responsibility to protect workers and the environment from hazardous chemicals requires a thorough knowledge of the latest OSHA and EPA regulatory requirements. Join process safety and risk management expert Don Abrahamson for an up-to-date look at the OSHA PSM Regulation 29CFR 1910.119 and the EPA Prevention Program process safety regulatory requirements.

Participants will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively implement, evaluate, and audit an OSHA or EPA process safety management program in their organization. They’ll examine PSM principles and values; audit procedures for compliance with process safety regulatory requirements; and the benefits of an effective PSM program plant- and company-wide. They’ll also look at process safety failures that drive home the need for effective process safety programs.



This professional development and educational opportunity will give attendees practical technical training with real-world applications. Combining lecture on techniques with interactive case studies, participants will gain the ability to:

  • Explain the regulatory obligations under OSHA PSM standard 29CFR 1910.119.
  • Organize the instilment of PSM regulatory requirements in your workplace.
  • Apply recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RGAGEP) to a compliant PSM program.
  • Restate OSHA's 14 key PSM elements.
  • Compare the CCPS 20-element approach to OSHA's 14-element.
  • Discuss how to employ PSM tools and how-to's.

Certificates of Completion will be issued awarding 2.3 Continuing Education Units (equal to 23 Professional Development Hours), often used to maintain professional license.

Intended Audience

New and experienced front-line engineers responsible for design, maintenance, manufacturing or supervision as well as managers and engineers involved in regulatory compliance. It also will be of value to:

  • Auditors of regulatory and/or company policy compliance

  • Insurance Inspectors

  • Compliance Program Managers and Engineers

  •  Plant Managers

  • Department Managers

  • Corporate Process Safety Support Staff


Subject matter experts from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will lead the course:

Don Abrahamson, Senior Process Safety Specialist, has over 40 years of experience in operations and engineering, specifically relating to process safety management, operations management, process safety engineering, technical management, quality assurance management, process development and research. He recently retired from Celanese as the Global Process Safety Manager. He also worked for Occidental Chemical for over 32 years. 

David Hill, President of Practical Process Safety LLC, has over 30 years of industrial experience. His careers range from Corporate Principal Risk Engineer for Occidental Chemical, Property Insurance Loss Prevention Specialist for Factory Mutual Global and Chief Engineer Officer for international cargo ship companies. His work experiences have taken him to over 85 countries. While working for Occidental Chemical for nearly 20 years, his responsibilities included developing, implementing, and applying process safety programs relating to mechanical integrity, hazard and consequence analysis, fire protection systems, capital project oversight, property insurance risk assessment, incident investigation, audits, assessments, and training. David is a Mechanical Engineer/Chief Engineer Officer graduating from Glasgow College of Nautical Studies in Scotland.

Dates & Locations

October 8, 9 & 10, 2019

Novozymes Inc. 
600 S 1st Street
Blair, NE 68008


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Cost: $1,620 per person for AIChE members and CCPS member companies. 
$1,920 per person for non-members.
To join AIChE, click here.

To receive the discounted price, proof of membership is required. Once you have registered with AIChE, you will receive an electronic receipt with your 12-digit member ID. The member ID will appear after "ship to" on the receipt (exclude the last zero). This number is needed to finalize your discounted registration to the OSHA Regulatory Approach to Process Safety Management.

Tuition Reimbursement: The Nebraska Ethanol Board is offering a tuition reimbursement of $400 per person upon completion of the course for employees of qualifying ethanol plants located in Nebraska. Reimbursement funds are limited to the first 20 qualifying registrants.

Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, September 27, 2019 (All participants must pre-register.)

Registration Maximum:  Registration is capped at 25 attendees. 

Note: Refunds will not be offered for canceled registrations but substitutions are allowed at the discretion of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Hotel Accommodations:

Attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations. 

Hotel Reservations

For your convenience we have set aside a hotel room block at a rate of $102 per night at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cherry Hills 6939 N 102 Circle Omaha, NE 68122 (402-505-8181). Please feel free to use the Process Management Safety Course link above or call and ask for the “Process Management Safety Course” group rate. Reservation deadline for the block rate is September 16th, 2019.

Contact Us

Matthew Jorgensen
Project  Specialist
Nebraska MEP
(308) 293-5884

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The workshops provided through the Nebraska MEP and its affiliates provided our employees with the necessary information to operate our ethanol plant. The cost was very reasonable, and was one of the few opportunities offered in our region. It has more than paid for itself through SIRE being able to retain a position, on our staff of 65. We highly recommend this training from the Nebraska MEP.

Eric Dreessen, Plant Engineer, Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC


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