Workshops

RMP Sponsored Regional Workshops

As a part of our commitment to supporting the creation and implementation of high-value CalARP, RMP and PSM Programs, Risk Management Professionals regularly organizes and hosts complimentary regional workshops providing training and key tips for addressing significant technical and regulatory challenges.  Over the past 10 years, we have joined forces with many Unified Program Agencies in the state of California, as well as other state and federal agencies in co-hosting workshops throughout the United States.

Workshop attendees gain valuable insight from the materials presented by local, state, and federal regulators, industry experts, and Risk Management Professionals’ engineers. Workshop agendas are created based on topics that will immediately benefit regulated facilities, their staff members and community, while addressing the dynamic regulatory climate and requirements, evolving industry standards, and other subjects determined to be relevant by the regulated community as well as local, state, and federal regulators.

If you are interested in having Risk Management Professionals assist your organization with a one-day regional workshop, would like to host a workshop at your facility, or have suggestions for workshop topics, please contact us.

Upcoming Workshops

January 23, 2018 – “Complying With Dynamic PSM / RMP / CalARP Regulatory Requirements for California Facilities”

The City of Torrance Fire Department and Risk Management Professionals will be co-hosting a complimentary, one-day workshop in Torrance, CA on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 focused on ammonia refrigeration system CalARP implementation guidance and the new Program 4 requirements for refineries. Representatives from regulatory agencies, industry, and PSM/RMP/CalARP specialists will provide insight and tips for addressing essential technical and regulatory challenges associated with current and evolving program requirements.  A draft agenda is available here, and a summary is listed below.

  • Oil & Gas Industry Session: 8:30am to 1:25pm (some sessions after lunch)
    • Regulatory Framework and Recent Changes
    • Cal/OSHA 5189.1 Implementation Strategies
    • Damage Mechanism Reviews
    • Hazard Control Analysis and Refinery Alkylation Unit Technologies
    • Refinery Safety Outreach Strategies
    • Manipulating LOPA to address Corporate Needs (e.g., SPA & SIL Assignment)
  • Lunch for All Attendees: 12:05pm to 12:50pm
  • Ammonia Refrigeration Session: 1:25pm to 3:45pm
    • Emergency Action vs. Emergency Response Planning for Ammonia Facilities
    • U.S. EPA Discussion of Ammonia Refrigeration
    • Ammonia Release Case Study
    • Effective Strategies for RAGAGEP Application

Additional workshop details will be e-mailed in early-January.  To reserve your space for this workshop and / or to obtain additional information, please contact Ryan Bray with Risk Management Professionals at Ryan.Bray@RMPCorp.com or (877) 532-0806 Ext. 238, and please indicate which session you wish to attend. Limited space is available!  Please respond no later than January 15, 2018  so that a link to the downloadable presentation materials can be e-mailed to you prior to the workshop.

May 9, 2018 – Riverside Workshop

We are currently working on scheduling our next workshop in the Riverside area and will provide information when available.  Please save the date for Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

Previous Workshops

Presentation Materials from the May 12, 2016 Burbank CA Workshop “Complying With Dynamic PSM/RMP/CalARP Regulatory Requirements” may be downloaded here, from the workshop agenda

For a copy of  the paper presented at the 2016 Global Congress on Process Safety, “RMP/PSM Modernization Programs in California (New Developments and Correlation to Evolution at the Federal Level” (S. Maher, A. Metulev) please click here.

Workshop Presentation Videos

051216 Module 1: PSM/PSM/CalARP Current Regulatory Framework & Upcoming Changes (Steve Maher)
051216 Module 1: PSM/PSM/CalARP Current Regulatory Framework & Upcoming Changes (Steve Maher)
Recorded at the Burbank Fire Department Training Center on May 12, 2016. Speakers included members of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, California division of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Contra Costa County Environmental Health Division, and Risk Management Professionals. For a .pdf copy of presentation handouts, please e-mail Producer@RMPCorp.com or call 877-532-0806.
051216 Module 2: Implementation Strategies for PSM/RMP/CalARP Regulatory Updates (Steve Maher)
051216 Module 2: Implementation Strategies for PSM/RMP/CalARP Regulatory Updates (Steve Maher)
Recorded at the Burbank Fire Department Training Center on May 12, 2016. Speakers included members of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, California division of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Contra Costa County Environmental Health Division, and Risk Management Professionals. For a .pdf copy of presentation handouts, please e-mail Producer@RMPCorp.com or call 877-532-0806.
051216 Module 3: USEPA Chemical Accident Prevention Inspection & Enforcement Processes
051216 Module 3: USEPA Chemical Accident Prevention Inspection & Enforcement Processes
Recorded at the Burbank Fire Department Training Center on May 12, 2016. Speakers included members of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, California division of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Contra Costa County Environmental Health Division, and Risk Management Professionals. For a .pdf copy of presentation handouts, please e-mail Producer@RMPCorp.com or call 877-532-0806.
051216 Module 4: Ammonia Release Incident Video & Lessons Learned (Steve Maher)
051216 Module 4: Ammonia Release Incident Video & Lessons Learned (Steve Maher)
Recorded at the Burbank Fire Department Training Center on May 12, 2016. Speakers included members of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, California division of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Contra Costa County Environmental Health Division, and Risk Management Professionals. For a .pdf copy of presentation handouts, please e-mail Producer@RMPCorp.com or call 877-532-0806.
051216 Module 5: CalARP/RMP/PSM Common Deficiencies (Stephanie Smith)
051216 Module 5: CalARP/RMP/PSM Common Deficiencies (Stephanie Smith)
Recorded at the Burbank Fire Department Training Center on May 12, 2016. Speakers included members of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, California division of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Contra Costa County Environmental Health Division, and Risk Management Professionals. For a .pdf copy of presentation handouts, please e-mail Producer@RMPCorp.com or call 877-532-0806.
051216 Module 6: What's Cal/OSHA Up To? (Mike Doering)
051216 Module 6: What's Cal/OSHA Up To? (Mike Doering)
Recorded at the Burbank Fire Department Training Center on May 12, 2016. Speakers included members of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, California division of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Contra Costa County Environmental Health Division, and Risk Management Professionals. For a .pdf copy of presentation handouts, please e-mail Producer@RMPCorp.com or call 877-532-0806.
051216 Module 7: Contra Costa County ISO Audits (Cho Nai Cheung)
051216 Module 7: Contra Costa County ISO Audits (Cho Nai Cheung)
Recorded at the Burbank Fire Department Training Center on May 12, 2016. Speakers included members of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, California division of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Contra Costa County Environmental Health Division, and Risk Management Professionals. For a .pdf copy of presentation handouts, please e-mail Producer@RMPCorp.com or call 877-532-0806.
051216 Module 8: What is LOPA and Why Should I Care?
051216 Module 8: What is LOPA and Why Should I Care?
Recorded at the Burbank Fire Department Training Center on May 12, 2016. Speakers included members of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, California division of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Contra Costa County Environmental Health Division, and Risk Management Professionals. For a .pdf copy of presentation handouts, please e-mail Producer@RMPCorp.com or call 877-532-0806.
051216 Module 9: Proposed Amendments to PSM/CalARP Area Plan Regulations
051216 Module 9: Proposed Amendments to PSM/CalARP Area Plan Regulations
Recorded at the Burbank Fire Department Training Center on May 12, 2016. Speakers included members of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, California division of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Contra Costa County Environmental Health Division, and Risk Management Professionals. For a .pdf copy of presentation handouts, please e-mail Producer@RMPCorp.com or call 877-532-0806.