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Regulatory Workshops

2019 Regulatory Workshops

Process Safety Management and Risk Management Planning

The March 2019 Regulatory Workshop will be on Mar. 26, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Airport in Atlanta, GA.


Hotel & Travel

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Airport
3400 Norman Berry Drive,
Atlanta, Georgia 30344

NACD Room Rates:

Rates Available from March 25-29, 2019

  • Single/Double: $139.00

Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 5, 2019

To reserve a room, book online or call (404) 763-1600 or (800) 514-4296 and reference National Association of Chemical Distributors to receive the discounted room rate.



ONLINE: Click here to register online.

HARD COPY: Click here to download a hard copy registration form.

Fax completed forms to (703) 527-7747 or email it to

Registration Deadline: March 22, 2019


Regulatory Workshop Agenda


Does your company use, store, manufacture, handle, or move any of the chemicals regulated under the Process Safety Management or Risk Management Planning Regulations? Or maybe you don’t know if these regulations apply to your operation, if this is the case, this one-day workshop is for you.

Peter Downing of Environment & Safety Solutions will present an in-depth, hands-on workshop focused on providing companies with a roadmap to compliance. Pete has worked with and for chemical manufacturers and distributors for over 30 years and has led multiple teams in the successful development and implementation of PSM and RMP programs.

Please click the bolded session name to view session description.


Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7:30-8:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:10 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:10-9:10 am

Introduction to Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program (RMP)

This session will include an introduction to the standards and provide an overview of the scope, applicability and exemptions available for companies.

9:10-9:25 am Break
9:25-10:50 am

Process Safety Information

In order to prepare a comprehensive PSM and/or RMP program, a company must compile all available information on the chemicals involved in a process, the technologies of the process and the equipment used. This session will focus on this key element.

10:50-11:05 am Break
11:05 am-12:30 pm

RMP Hazard Assessments

Where OSHA’s PSM standard focuses on what impact a chemical release may have on facility employees, the EPA RMP looks at the potential impacts to the community at large. This session will delve into the methods to assess offsite consequences for worst-case and alternative-case release scenarios.


12:30-1:15 pm


1:15-2:15 pm

Comparable Elements of PSM and RMP

Many elements of the two regulations are very similar. This session will provide tips and tricks for ensuring compliance.

2:15-2:45 pm

Differences Between RMP and PSM

For all of the similarities between the programs, there are some elements that are different. We will highlight the differences which may lead to unintentional violations.

2:45-3:00 pm


3:00-4:25 pm

Process Hazard Analysis

This final session will look at the basic methodologies for conducting a PHA. We will provide the tools necessary to assist you in complying with these regulations.

4:25-4:40 pm

Final Questions/Wrap Up/Adjourn