Process Safety Boot Camp

Process safety in manufacturing
The osha Regulatory approach to process Safety management

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 boot camp:

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. 

Dates & Locations

October 8, 9 & 10, 2019

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

Attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations. 


Registration for this event is not yet open.  

Cost: TBD per person for AIChE members and TBD 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 Process Safety Boot Camp.

Tuition Reimbursement: The Nebraska Ethanol Industry Coalition 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:  Wednesday, July 18, 2019 (All participants must pre-register.)

Registration Maximum:  Registration is capped at 25 attendees. 

Registration for this event is not yet open. To be added to a mailer for future course offerings, please contact Matthew Jorgensen at or (308) 293-5884.

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


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

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