Process Safety Management: MOC & PSSR

October 23-24, 2024 Process Safety Management-MOC & PSSR

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Join us for this 2-day course as we continue our OSHA 29CFR 1910.119 Process Safety Management series by expanding upon the regulatory elements of Management of Change and Pre-Startup Safety Reviews. With this management and oversight training course:

  • Learn how to properly plan, execute, and utilize MOC and PSSR activities-methods at your plant site, incorporating the latest regulatory interpretations and trends.
  • Perform practical, hands-on exercises in combination with instructor-led modules that provide opportunities for participants to practice and reinforce MOC and PSSR tools as they are presented and learned.

On site, Oct 23-24

Green Plains York, LLC.
1414 Road O
York NE 68467

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the role of changes in past process safety incidents and use of Management of Change (MOC) and Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSRs) to prevent them.

  • Ascertain the primary components of an MOC program for mechanical and instrumentation changes and how to improve an existing MOC program.

  • Be able to identify Replacements-in-Kind (RIK) and Not Replacements-in-Kind in determining what enters an MOC program as a change.

  • Gain knowledge regarding the conduct of Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSRs) and understand the interconnectivity with MOC.

  • Learn about the latest thinking regarding Organizational Management of Change within Process Safety Management.

  • Become informed of techniques used within MOC processes to screen risks associated with changes and determine subsequent actions.

  • Understand how to address small and large changes within an efficient MOC program and how training is important to successful implementation.

  • Recognize the important relationships between MOC, PSSR and Mechanical Integrity and other PSM elements.

Who is this Training for?

Managers – PSM, EHS and compliance, plant, maintenance, instrumentation & controls, operations, departmental.

Engineers – New and experienced front-line, PSM, maintenance, instrumentation & controls, inspection & testing, EHS, process, plant, others implementing MI.

Auditing, QA, MI Program Support – Auditors of regulatory and/or company policy compliance, inspectors, MI Quality Assurance, corporate process safety support staff.


$1,700 per participant.

Tuition Reimbursement: The Nebraska Ethanol Board is offering a tuition reimbursement of $500 per person upon completion for employees of qualifying ethanol plants located in Nebraska. Reimbursement funds are limited to the first 20 qualifying registrants.  

Certificates of Completion will be issued awarding 1.3 CEUs (equal to 13 PDHs), often used to maintain professional licenses. Sessions led by an instructor from Advantage Risk Solutions.

Registration Deadline, September 6, 2024


Phillip Myers

About the Instructor

Philip M. Myers is President, Principal Consultant, and Founder of Advantage Risk Solutions (2000), a process safety, risk analysis, and risk management consultancy based Sunbury, Ohio. He has 34 years of experience serving industry from the project and plant level to the corporate board room. Mr. Myers has developed and instructed PHA, process safety, and risk analysis training courses in the US and internationally for over 20 years.

He also advises industry associations and governments. He is highly experienced in hazard identification and risk analysis techniques such as HAZOP, LOPA, Event Tree Analysis (ETA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), BowTie/Barrier Analysis, Consequence modeling, Facility Siting, Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA), and Business/Financial Risk Assessment (FRA).

Mr. Myers was trained in PHA/HAZOP by leaders of ICI, where HAZOP was invented. Mr. Myers has long served in leadership and as a technical contributor to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Global Congress on Process Safety (GCPS) and other professional conferences, journals, and publications in process safety and risk analysis.

He served as the Process Plant Safety Symposium (PPSS) overall Symposium Chair in 2007 and Co-Chair in 2006, and as a technical Session Chair for every other PPSS held since 2003. He also serves as the Secretary-Treasurer for the AIChE Safety and Health Division (focusing on process safety) since 2011, and previously served as Director (2007-09).

Mr. Myers has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University, and a Management Certificate from the Executive Education Program at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

Hotel Accomodations

Are available (not included in Workshop registration)
Process Safety Management Course Block

Holiday Inn Express York
4020 Grand Avenue York, NE 68467

$120 - 1 King Bed Standard Room or 2 Queen Beds

Book hotel online

Or call 402-745-6272 or Central Reservations at 1-800-315-2621

Refer to hotel block UNL PSM 2024


UNL Engineering
Green Plains
Advantage Risk Solutions

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