News Article | November 10, 2016
NEW YORK and KINGSPORT, Tenn., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- An unwavering emphasis on safety by Eastman (NYSE: EMN) will help transform the curriculum of undergraduate chemical engineering students around the globe, through a collaboration with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers...
Vaughen B.K.,BakerRisk Inc. |
Downes A.,Honeywell |
Fox J.,Dow Corning |
Process Safety Progress | Year: 2015
An approach to help a company reduce duplication of its management efforts as it improves its process safety performance is described in the CCPS book "Guidelines for Integrating Management Systems and Metrics to Improve Process Safety," scheduled to be published in 2015. This article provides an overview for the book, describing how a company can identify and prioritize its process safety-related risks across its separate safety, health, environmental, quality, and security groups (SHEQ&S), helping ensure that decisions made at any level in the company, whether corporate, regional, or local, do not increase its overall risk. An example showing some metrics affecting process safety performance across the SHEQ&S groups is provided to help the reader apply this approach to their organization. The Guideline addresses the risk reduction efforts and complex interaction between these groups, focusing on process safety-related metrics that cross the different SHEQ&S group boundaries. This book combines the Plan, Do, Check, Act management life cycle approach, the Bow Tie barrier analysis risk reduction approach, the Risk-Based Process Safety concepts and applies recent advances for identifying and implementing process safety-related metrics. The bottom line: A company can improve its overall process safety performance using process safety-related metrics in an integrated SHEQ&S management system. © 2015 American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Mccavit J.,CCPS Staff Consultant |
Berger S.,CCPS Executive Director |
Grounds C.,BP 501 Westlake Park Blvd. |
Process Safety Progress | Year: 2015
Process safety protects and enhances our individual health, our company's success, and our region's business economy. Companies that handle toxic, flammable, and explosive materials understand the importance of process safety and risk management. So do regulators. So should the community and other stakeholders. Individually, these stakeholders have been working for years to improve process safety performance. Accidents continue to occur. It is time to leverage our resources, knowledge, and skills to all strive for a common goal of great process safety performance. CCPS's Vision 20/20 describes that vision, which calls for effort from individual companies and effort that goes well beyond any individual company, indeed beyond the industries. © 2015 American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Klein J.A.,DuPont Company |
Bradshaw W.M.,Abs Consulting |
Vanden Heuvel L.N.,Abs Consulting |
Lorenzo D.K.,Abs Consulting |
Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries | Year: 2011
This paper introduces the concepts of conduct of operations (COO) and operational discipline (OD), the attributes of effective COO/OD systems, and the steps an organization might take to improve its COO/OD programs. In general, the COO program encompasses the management systems developed to encourage performance of all tasks in a consistent, appropriate manner. OD is the deliberate and structured execution of the COO management systems by personnel throughout the organization. By introducing a framework and tools for describing, evaluating, and improving COO/OD, this paper provides guidance that can be used by companies to improve process safety performance. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings | Year: 2011
A discussion covers a practical approach for applying PSM to ammonia refrigeration systems; background information on ammonia refrigeration systems; ammonia refrigeration releases; OSHA's inclusion of ammonia refrigeration in its PSM Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety (Chicago, IL 3/13-17/2011).
4th Process Safety Management Mentoring (PSM2) Forum 2015 - Topical Conference at the 2015 AIChE Spring Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety | Year: 2015
There are many critical points for inclusion in a Risk Based Process Safety program. This paper focuses on ten of them. While a person could come up with many more, these are the most important in the author's experience.
Davis E.M.,Wayne High School |
Silva D.,CCPS |
Process Safety Progress | Year: 2012
Incidents involving uncontrolled chemical reactions continue to result in injuries, fatalities, and economic loss and harm in industry. These incidents are often the result of not identifying or understanding the chemical reactivity hazards involved in storage, mixing, or processing operations. The chemical reactivity evaluation tool (RMT) and the Help Guide that accompanies it can be used as an aid in identifying and evaluating chemical reactivity hazards so that they may be effectively avoided or controlled. This paper will describe the RMT and demonstrate its use in identifying reactivity hazards in chemical storage, handling, and processing operations. The RMT and Help Guide are available as a free download from AIChE (www.aiche.org) and search "RMR.". © 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Process Safety Spotlights 2014 - Topical Conference at the 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety | Year: 2014
Inherently Safer Design (ISD) is a holistic approach to making the development, manufacturing, and use of chemicals safer. Over time, there have been many developments on the concept of inherent safety; however, currently there is a growing fixation on only one element of ISD: substitution. This paper will present an overview of ISD and its elements of minimize, substitute, moderate, and simplify. In addition, the life cycle of a process will be explained in context of ISD to further explain the most effective use of ISD as well as other risk mitigation methods and strategies. Copyright © Dennis C. Hendershot.
Bhatnagar V.,PTAI |
Society of Petroleum Engineers - Offshore Europe Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2011, OE 2011 | Year: 2011
The US presidential commission's "Deep Water" report inquiring into the causes of a recent Gulf of Mexico accident recommends an independent industry-run safety organization along the lines of the nuclear and the chemicals industry for the US offshore industries. The report in reference to essential features of this "self-policing" organization states: "The main goal is to drive continuous improvement in every company's standards and performance, measured against global benchmarks" and The industry needs to benchmark safety and environmental practice rules against recognized global best practices." CCPS has published recommended lagging and leading indicators of Process Safety performance which enable companies to track and monitor their efforts. Lagging indicators help companies compare their process safety performance in regard to incident frequency and severity, i.e. tier 1 and 2 events. Comparison of leading indicators level, i.e. tier 3 and 4 activities, isn't possible without establishing a deeper understanding of the management decision process. Tier 1 and 2 data is relatively easy to obtain but there is currently no way for companies to formally compare how their respective tier 3 and 4 practices affect either the consequences or the severity of the outcome. Formal benchmarking provides an opportunity for companies to identify gaps in their current practices so that they can work towards continuous improvement. By sharing their data they help create a better understanding of industry best practices that then become global benchmarks for others to emulate. The paper details salient aspects of a process safety benchmarking initiative recently developed in conjunction with CCPS that considers performance on six of the twenty Risk-Based Process Safety elements. The paper briefly describes how the program was developed and provides new insights into HSE management. Later, it illustrates how the upstream industry can learn from the downstream industry. Copyright 2011, Society of Petroleum Engineers.
McCavit J.,LLC LLC |
Berger S.,CCPS |
Process Safety Progress | Year: 2014
The Center for Chemical Process Safety's (CCPS's) Vision 20/20 describes the characteristics of companies with great process safety performance in the future. This work is extremely important to the process industries and other industries that handle toxic, flammable, and explosive materials because it establishes targets to which companies will aspire for years to come. In developing the vision, it was also recognized that there are issues beyond the scope of individual companies that need to be addressed to enable improved process safety performance. Therefore, in Vision 20/20 there are activities that go well beyond any individual company, indeed beyond the industries. The purpose of this article is to share CCPS's Vision 20/20, begin the process of engaging the broader community in the vision and the steps to achieve it and provide an opportunity for companies to begin comparing their current characteristics to the vision. © 2013 American Institute of Chemical Engineers.