Tuesday, August 2, 2022

CSB Releases PSM Training Application

Yesterday, the Chemical Safety Board published (released?) an interesting new ‘application’ that looks at the OSHA Process Safety Management Process through the eyes of the 2005 BP Texas City explosion and fire. This large (1 gigabyte) application outlines the PSM regulatory requirements and provides details about how BP did and did not comply with those requirements in the lead up to the 2005 accident.

This application is billed as a training device (and there are internal question and answer processes within the application that support that notion), but it is not clear at whom this ‘training’ is targeted. What is clear, however, is that the application provides a wealth of process safety management information in another innovative presentation format. I am not sure, however, that the time and effort needed to access this information for the average person interested in chemical process safety is any more useful than the existing CSB video about the incident.

I will be taking a more detailed look at the application, and I am sure that there will be more discussion to follow.

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