Process Safety Management (PSM) Principles for Explosive Operations

This course addresses the unique aspects of the propellant, explosives, and pyrotechnic (PEP) materials as they relate to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 “Process Safety Management.” The course begins with a review of the heritage of the PEP industry and the fundamental principles of explosive safety. These principles are emphasized throughout the presentation and discussion of the elements of the PSM regulation. This course will provide managers, engineers, safety professionals, and others involved PSM compliance efforts with an understanding of the practices and procedures that should be implemented to provide safe operations and compliance with 29 CFR 1910.119. Emphasis will be given to the benefits of implementing explosives safety protocol in conjunction with a PSM system (e.g., improved safety, enhanced product quality, cost avoidance, etc.)

Course Content:

  • Explosives Manufacturing Heritage
  • PSM Background
  • Brief overview of inter-relationships of OSHA PSM, EPA RMP, ISO 9000, & ISO 14000
  • PSM elements (with explosives safety perspective)
  • Employee Participation
  • Process Safety Information
  • Process Hazard Analysis
  • Management of Change & “Replacement in Kind”
  • Mechanical Integrity
  • Operating procedures
  • Training
  • Contractors
  • Hot Work Permit
  • Incident Investigation
  • Emergency Planning and Response
  • PSM Audits
  • Pre-startup Safety Reviews
  • Documentation Requirements for PSM
  • OSHA PSM Interpretations