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Revalidating Process Hazard Analyses


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In this course attendees learn how to efficiently revalidate process hazard analyses (PHAs). By learning how to use a revalidation decision tree, attendees gain a productive revalidation tool that accounts for management goals, previous documentation, PHA quality, and operating history. Whether or not you are subject to the U.S. OSHA process safety management (PSM) regulation (29 CFR 1910.119), it is considered a recognized and generally accepted industry practice to update or revalidate PHAs or other types of risk analyses every 5 years to confirm that the "risk picture" of the process or facility has not changed.

Combine this course with Advanced PHA Leader and Management of Change and save!


Who Should Attend this course?
  • Anyone who needs to determine an appropriate approach for revalidation
  • Anyone who needs to effectively address previous PHA deficiencies
  • Anyone who needs to prepare for and document a PHA revalidation
  • All course participants should be trained in leading PHAs (such as the instruction provided in Process Hazard Analysis Leader or a similar course)
  • Those who have basic PHA leadership skills may want to consider taking the Advanced PHA Leader course or the Layer of Protection Analysis course
what will i learn in this course?
  • Discover how to identify a revalidation approach that will work for your PHAs
  • Learn ways to lead a team through a revalidation analysis that satisfies OSHA and EPA requirements
  • Gain a thorough understanding of your options for addressing PHA revalidation requirements
  • Learn what resources may be required to perform a revalidation and how to use them more efficiently
  • Learn how to prepare for, perform, and document a revalidation analysis to make future analyses easier and to produce a report useful to other end users in your company
  • 1.2 CEUs, 1.2 COCs, 2.0 CMs, ABIH approval #10-225
Duration: 2 days

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Day 1: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Overview of OSHA (and Related EPA) Requirements
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Identifying New Goals
    • Minimal compliance
    • Meeting the needs of end users (such as procedure writers, trainers, and equipment reliability personnel)
  • Gathering Required Information
  • Assessing the Initial PHA
  • Workshop: Compliance/Quality Review of an Example PHA
  • Evaluating Changes Since the Previous PHA
  • Considering "Lessons Learned"
  • Defining the Revalidation Approach
  • Conducting the Revalidation
  • Documenting the Revalidation
Day 2: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Documenting the Revalidation (continued)
  • Workshop: Revalidating a PHA
  • Certification Examination (optional)


Mr. Henrique Paula - Senior Consultant, ABS Group

Mr. Mark Taylor - Senior Risk/Reliability Engineer, ABS Consulting

Mr. William Bradshaw - Senior Risk/Reliability Engineer, ABS Consulting

Mr. David Whittle - Director of Process Safety Services, ABS Consulting

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