The course, which is presented in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Emergency Preparedness Planning, introduces safety auditing for highly hazardous chemicals. The course covers basic chemical systems and processes, chemical process hazards, process safety systems, process safety management, emergency response, chemical hazard mitigation, chemical hazard evaluation, hazard evaluation techniques, and incident (hazardous material release) investigation. Interviewing techniques, computer modeling, and report writing are also covered. This introductory course provides an overview of chemical process safety management, risk management planning, and chemical safety auditing. Participants responsible for reviewing emergency response and safety programs at chemical plants, petrochemical plants, refineries, or chemical storage facilities will benefit from this course.