Time: 10:00 AM PDT, 01:00 PM EDT
In this webinar, expert speaker Sheldon Primus, MPA, COSS will illustrate the similarities and differences of the Process Safety Management (PSM) to the Risk Management Program (RMP) programs and will show you how to be compliant with both standards. This session will provide you with the tools and tips needed to comply with both the RMP and PSM standards, and offer a practical guide to continued compliance.
Objectives of the Presentation:
- Identifying your program level
- Understanding the difference in the compliance with PSM and RMP standards
- Instructing on the compliance schedule
- Recognizing hazards related to both programs
- Understanding best practices in operating procedures
- Understanding training requirements
- Educating on multi-employer doctrines
- Recognizing maintenance requirement
- Instructing on incident management
- Educating on best management practices for internal audits
- Know compliance standards for PSM and RMP programs
- Understand the training requirements for the programs
- Recognize hazards related to highly hazardous chemicals
- Know your duties with a multi-employer site
- Gain tips to incident management
Why Should you Attend:
The EPA’s Risk Management Program is a necessary but daunting regulation that imposes strict adherence and heavy consequences for non-compliance. These tips are designed to keep utilities safe in every sense.
The Risk Management Program (RMP) is a U.S. EPA initiative that tracks, audits, and regulates facilities with extremely hazardous substances (EHSs) and toxic chemicals over a certain quantity, including Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or "Superfund") sites. Congress enacted the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) in 1986 as a reaction from the 1984 Bhopal, India accident where a Union Carbide chemical plant had a release of methyl isocyanate. This incident caused thousands to die and many injuries in India, and six months later a chemical release of similar type occurred in West Virginia (EPA, 2012). Therefore, Congress moved under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) by issuing Title 40 to create ways of protecting the American public.
However, the EPA does not have jurisdiction between the employer/employee relationship. This is a function of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Where the RMP protects the general community from highly hazardous chemicals, the Process Safety Management (PSM) protects the employees from highly hazardous chemicals.
Who can Benefit:
- CEO or Company Executive
- Compliance & Safety Officer
- Director of Risk Management
- Director of Human Resources
- Regulatory Compliance Agent
- Risk Advisor-Insurance Companies
- General Contractors
- Process Technicians
- Warehouse Managers
- General Employees
Utility Compliance Inc.
Sheldon Primus is a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist with a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Environmental Policy. He has been in the environmental field since 1994 as an "A" licensed Wastewater Operator, Plant Superintendent of Operations and Maintenance, Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator, Compliance and Safety Officer for a Special District of the State of Florida, and is an adjunct instructor for Florida Gateway College in the Environmental Science department. Additionally, he is a trainer for the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist program of the Alliance Safety Council-Baton Rouge, LA.
Additionally, Sheldon is an authorized OSHA General Industry and Construction trainer for the 10 and 30 hour Outreach program. He has created Spill Control Plans, Risk Management Plans for Chlorine gas, and has conducted numerous training for water, wastewater, industrial pretreatment, and distribution system operators and engineers.
Currently, Sheldon is the owner/CEO of Utility Compliance Inc. and its subsidiary OSHA Compliance Help a safety consulting, operator training, and a regulatory agency compliance assistance company based in Port St. Lucie, Florida. In this capacity, he creates Hazard Communication Plans, OSHA Compliance Mock Audits, Water and Wastewater Plant Operations and Maintenance training courses, and many other safety and training services. Sheldon is also part of the Water Environmental Federation (WEF) Water Sector Safety Committee and the US Department of Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) taskforce on All Hazards Communication training for the Water and Wastewater Sector. Sheldon is currently under contract with Elsevier Publishing to write a wastewater math resource book, set for a Fall 2015 release.