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Part of the AIChE, the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) defines Process Safety as:
A disciplined framework for managing the integrity of operating systems and processes handling hazardous substances by applying good design principles, engineering, and operating practices. It deals with the prevention and control of incidents that have the potential to release hazardous materials or energy. Such incidents can cause toxic effects, fire, or explosion and could ultimately result in serious injuries, property damage, lost production, and environmental impact.
Process Safety Articles
SIMOPS is an abbreviation of “simultaneous operations”. But why is it important to review risks as a result of SIMOPS?
ALARP stands for “As Low As Reasonably Practicable” and is often used within Risk and Safety Management circles. But what exactly is it…?
It took many incidents and several fatalities (loss of life) to get that awareness (and rightly so) regarding the importance of a strong “Process Safety Culture”. So how do you improve process safety culture?
In this article, I want to share with you an overview on what is Process Safety Management (PSM) and how PSM can help address the management of highly hazardous chemicals?