News from the road on the 2014 PSM tour!

The Process Safety division of GCAP continues their 2014 tour in California this week. So far this year, we’ve brought our world class PSM/RMP classes, SOP building seminars, Compliance Audits and PHA study groups to:

  • Sulphur Springs, TX
  • Rochester, NY
  • Orange, TX
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Stockton, CA
  • Joplin, MO
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Arnold, PA
  • Germantown, WI
  • Eau Claire, WI
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Milbank, SD
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Brighton, MI
  • Mason City, IA
  • Auburn, MA
  • Springdale, OH
  • Holton, KS
  • Geneva, IL
  • Jerome, ID
  • Chelsea, MA

It’s great to be out in the field working with the leaders in the Food Production and Cold Storage industries, but being on the road this often means we aren’t available in the office and have to work on new and innovative ways of keeping in touch with our customers.

Those of you who have attended the PSM/RMP class know that one of the best parts of the class is the CD that comes with the book. On the CD there are over 6,000 pages of reference material and templates for Guidelines, SOPs, Forms, etc. The PSM program on the CD can be used as a template to create your own PSM/RMP program. Several Food Manufacturing and Cold Storage companies have done just that and we use their feedback to continuously improve the program on the CD.

Unfortunately, that means that the CD is out of date just about the minute it is printed! We’re not kidding – we’ve made more than 300 changes to the PSM companion CD in the last three years and all of them made the example program just a little bit better. The question we’ve been struggling with is: How do we make sure these changes are made available to our former, current and future students?

Our solution was to set up a virtual CD on a shared Google Drive where students that had already taken the class can always have access over the Internet to the latest, most up-to-date version of the PSM companion CD. This service is totally free to all the students who have taken the PSM class in the last three years. All you have to do is contact the office and let them know a current email address so we can send you an invite to the Google Drive.

Once you receive your invite through email, just click on the link and login to your Google account to gain access to the files on the CD. You’ll notice an additional file in the Root Directory of the CD called “Update History.” For the past few months (and going forward) that’s where we’ve recorded the major changes we’ve made to the PSM companion CD.

Remember: If you’ve taken GCAP’s PSM/RMP or NEP class in the last three years, your access is totally free. If you have not had the opportunity to attend one of these great classes, check out our website on when we are holding them – either at our home base in Garden City, KS or at an on-site class during the remainder of our 2014 tour!

Do you have the need for a compliance audit, PHA study, SOP building seminar, or are you interested in hosting one of our PSM/RMP classes? The wonderful office staff can help you decide if our services are the right fit for your situation. Don’t hesitate to email or call them today at 620-271-0037