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Course 736 - Introduction to Process Safety Management

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Employee Participation and Training

The employer must perform an initial process hazard analysis (hazard evaluation) on all processes covered by the PSM standard.

Employers Duty to Involve Employees

Employers must develop a written plan of action to implement and ensure employee participation required by PSM.

Under PSM, employers must consult with employees and their representatives on the:

  • conduct and development of process hazard analyses; and
  • development of the other elements of process management.

They must provide to employees and their representatives access to process hazard analyses and to all other information required to be developed by the standard.

Initial Training

The implementation of an effective training program is one of the most important steps that an employer can take to enhance employee safety. Accordingly, PSM requires that each employee presently involved in operating a process or a newly assigned process must be trained in:

  1. an overview of the process, and
  2. in its operating procedures.
PSM requires that each employee presently involved in operating a process or a newly assigned process must be trained
PSM requires that each employee presently involved in operating a process or a newly assigned process must be trained

The training must include:

  1. emphasis on the specific safety and health hazards of the process;
  2. emergency operations including shutdown; and
  3. other safe work practices that apply to the employee's job tasks.

Those employees already involved in operating a process on the PSM effective date do not necessarily need to be given initial training. Instead, the employer may certify in writing that the employees have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to safely carry out the duties and responsibilities specified in the operating procedures.

Refresher Training

Refresher training must be provided at least every three years, or more often if necessary, to each employee involved in operating a process to ensure that the employee understands and adheres to the current operating procedures of the process.

The employer, in consultation with the employees involved in operating the process, must determine the appropriate frequency of refresher training.

Training Documentation

The employer must determine whether each employee operating a process has received and understood the training required by PSM.

A record must be kept containing the identity of the employee, the date of training, and how the employer verified that the employee understood the training.

Employees should also be able to demonstrate the necessary skills needed to safely complete PSM procedures.

Instructions

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1. According to the text, under the PSM standard, employers must consult with employees and their representatives on which of the following?

2. The PSM standard requires that each employee involved in operating a process or a newly assigned process must be trained in an overview of the process, and in its operating procedures.

3. Refresher training must be provided at least every ______years, or more often if necessary, to each employee involved in operating a process.

4. The employer may certify in writing that experienced employees have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to safely carry out the duties and responsibilities specified in the operating procedures.

5. Under the PSM Program, an employee training record must be kept containing which of the following information?


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