Any facilities that manufacture, use, store or otherwise handle certain extremely hazardous chemicals will be subjected to the EPA’s Chemical Accident Prevention regulations at 40 CFR part 68.To comply with this regulation, a facility must develop and submit an EPA Risk Management Plan, or RMP, and implement it in the facility.
The primary goal of an EPA RMP is to protect communities from the release of toxic or flammable chemicals that are prone to cause immediate, serious harm to public and environmental health.
Thus, it is important for the practitioners to have in-depth knowledge on how to develop an EPA Risk Management Plan so it can be applied in their respective facilities.
This course will provide the practitioners and participants with an overview of the EPA Risk Management Plan, the history of the RMP Rule, and requirements for compliance with the EPA's 112(r) Risk Management Program rule (40 CFR Part 68). The different program levels of an EPA RMP will be discussed, in addition to steps for developing a Risk Management Plan.
The course will also address the differences between OSHA PSM and EPA RMP Program Regulations, different elements of a RMP Plan, and how to conduct a hazard assessment.
Details on dispersion modeling and consequence modeling and the selection and application of these models will be covered in this course, as well as risk communication strategies and the requirements for an Emergency Response Program.