Process Hazard Analysis

Class Particulars

Audience: Process Safety and Engineering groups.


1st Day – 8:30am to 4:30pm 2nd Day – 8:30am to 3:30pm

CEUS: 1.4

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Message (required)

Spam Stopper: What is 5 added to 9.

Course Description

This course covers the basic fundamentals of how to facilitate a Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) on operating processes and Management of Change projects. These analyses are to address the federal regulatory requirements using the different methodologies and techniques in facilitating Process Hazard Analysis. The course presents a series of examples in a workshop format to illustrate the methodologies. This course is designed for future facilitators that have participated as a team member in previous PHA’s.

Course Registration

The course is taught here in our Houston office as part of Texas A&M University Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Continuing Education Short Courses program. This link will take you to their registration site. Use the Schedule of Classes & Registration option under Standard Courses.


1st Day

  • Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) Overview
  • OSHA Expectations for Study Compliance
  • PHA Methodologies/Techniques
  • What is Process Safety Information
  • Understanding Noding
  • Deviations (Guidewords and Parameters for HAZOP)
  • Causes
  • Consequence




2nd Day

  • What are Safeguards
  • Understanding and Evaluating Risk
  • Writing of Recommendations
  • Multiple PHA Workshop Examples

Course developed by Dr. Angela Summers: • 2009 ISA Fellow, • Technical editor for Guidelines for Safe and Reliable Instrumented Protective Systems • 1 of 5 US Experts to the IEC 61508/IEC 61511 committee • Working Group Chair, TR84.00.02 (SIL Verification) and TR84.00.04 (Guidance on ISA 84.00.01-2004) • Member: ISA, IEC, API, NFPA, and CCPS • Ph.D. and Engineering Fellow, The University of Alabama • Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

Click to view description in PDF format