Training and Performance

“The management system required to have an effective training program must include defining training requirements and jobs descriptions; determining minimum qualifications for new employees; selecting, developing, and revising training programs, including both initial and refresher training; interfacing with operating and maintenance procedures; qualifying and training the trainers, measuring the performance and effectiveness of training, and managing training records.”

“Extra training may also be required to ensure operating personnel are equipped to execute safely both normal and emergency procedures involving reactive materials. Training must include the proper and consistent use of all personal protective equipment required for safe handling of reactive materials.”


Center for Chemical Process Safety. (1995). Guidelines for Safe Storage and Handling of Reactive Materials – 6.8 Personnel Training and Performance. Center for Chemical Process Safety/AIChE.

 “Training is instruction on how to do a job and the task requirements and methods. It may be provided in a classroom, via computer-based training, and/or in the field on a practical basis, and its objective is to enable workers to meet minimum initial performance standards and to maintain their proficiency.”


(2011). Guidelines for Auditing Process Safety Management Systems (Second Edition) – 15.1 Overview. Center for Chemical Process Safety/AIChE. Online version available at:

Note: Training distinguishes from educational learning in the sense that it focuses on a limited quantity of knowledge required for a task or set of tasks.