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Organizational Process Safety

Organizational Process Safety: Taking Process Safety to the Next Level
by R. Scott Stricoff and Hervé Vaudrey

There are many models for process safety management that have evolved since the late 80s. Most companies involved in manufacture, storage, use, and transportation of highly hazardous chemicals have adopted one or more versions of these models, and yet we continue to see many serious and catastrophic incidents each year.

This white paper illustrates a model that identifies elements from the individual activities in three distinct models: the CCPS 20-element risk-based PSM model, OSHA’s PSM rule, the Process Safety Code – in fact all elements of whatever traditional PSM model you prefer.

What the model does differently is recognize the critical interrelationship of two elements with each of the others – those being Organizational Culture and Organizational Capability. These are not just additional “check-the-box” aspects of process safety management. Rather they are the glue that integrates an effective system – and often overlooked.

Organizational Process Safety: Taking Process Safety to the Next Level

organizational process safety

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Some Common Mistakes in HAZOPs
by Dr. Arturo Trujillo

Over the past few decades Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP) has been imposing itself as one of the most powerful tools for identifying process hazards. In addition, with the use of more or less simplified semi-quantification systems, HAZOP is being increasingly used both as a tool for risk assessment and for prioritising actions for risk mitigation.

On the other hand, a HAZOP is a time-consuming exercise and should be conducted in such a way as to ensure that the results justify the effort expended in achieving them. In this paper we point out some of the commonest pitfalls that can jeopardise a HAZOP team’s task, and the ways to avoid them.

Some Common Mistakes in HAZOPs

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Process Safety Competency
by Hervé Vaudrey, Jean-Marc François and Steven Rowe

Laboratory Testing

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We operate one of DEKRA's world premier chemical process hazards laboratories. Process safety testing is used to develop the data on which fire and explosion hazard assessments and incident investigations should be based.

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