Process Safety Implementation

October 24, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Reno, NV)


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This course will introduce the Process Safety Implementation Pyramid, a tool for building an OSHA compliant Process Safety Management (PSM) program. Learners will examine Nevada’s worst chemical plant upsets, and apply fundamentals of chemical process safety to evaluate what went wrong, and how to prevent incidents related to highly hazardous chemicals. Discover how the PSM Pyramid can be used as a flow chart to time-task a multi-professional work group, and to create from scratch, or to evaluate a facility’s safety program.

Learning Objectives:


At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the basic principles of chemical process safety and safety planning

  • Review essential steps to collaboratively implement a process safety plan

  • Apply the Process Safety Implementation Pyramid to create and/or evaluate a PSM program


Target Audience: 

This educational activity is intended for safety professionals, including industrial hygienists, industrial/mechanical engineers, Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS), and others involved in process safety management, chemical safety, and PSM compliance. 


Bosma Business Center

401 Ryland St.

Reno, NV 89502



1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Check-in, Registration

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Introduction to the Process Safety Implementation Pyramid

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Application and Compliance - Making the PSM Pyramid Work for You

Instructor Biography


Richard Meier served for 34 years as an OSHA Compliance Industrial Hygienist.  He was the Senior IH in Nevada, a designated OSHA Catastrophic Event Team, and PetroSEP Team Leader in the chemical process industries. Career highlights include leading the investigative team for the 1988 PEPCON Rocket Fuel plant explosion, the 1990 Pioneer Chlor Alkali plant 100 ton chlorine release, and the 30 ton Sierra Chemical dynamite plant explosion among other large events.  Mr. Meier has presented at the AIHA convention, taught University and OSHA Institute classes, and had peer reviewed publications in professional journals. He still consults in chemical plants and petroleum refineries under his company name Safety Compliance Advisors.


Pricing Details 


General Registration:
Standard (until October 3rd) = $125

Late Registration: $145

Government / Non-Profit Employee 

COEH is pleased to offer discounted rates available for government and non-profit employees. Please register with your affiliation email and list your employing agency where allocated.

Standard (until October 3rd) = $105

Late Registration: $125

Student / Resident Registration

We are also happy to make scholarship discounts available to full time, matriculated university students. Learners must register with their .edu email address, and provide degree / university information upon registration. Note: Student scholarship to be offered on a first come, first serve basis. 

Standard (until October 3rd) = $75

Late Registration: $95


Safety Professionals

Certified Safety Professionals may be eligible to earn up to 3.0 contact hours for this event.
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Industrial Hygienists

ABIH® Diplomates may be eligible to earn up to 3.0 contact hours for this course.
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Registered Environmental Health Specialists

This course has been approved for 3.0 contact hours, REHS. The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) UC Berkeley is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) Program Continuing Education Accreditation Agency approved by the California Department of Public Health.