CCPS Project Subcommittees

Each year the CCPS Technical Steering Committee develops a list of projects, and a Project Subcommittee is established for each approved CCPS project or group of associated projects. Members of the Technical Steering Committee suggest individuals with the appropriate experience and expertise for particular projects.

Active CCPS Projects are listed below. CCPS Project Subcommittees consist of at least eight professionals from sponsor manufacturers or users of chemicals, with no more than one representative from each company. Click here to view Roles & Responsibilities of CCPS teams.

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Project 112: Process Safety Incident Database (PSID)

To operate an easily accessible secure database for sharing incident information among members with a focus on the lessons learned from the incident. The PSID "Committee" is comprised of representatives from only paying member companies. Only manufacturing companies are eligible to join. A separate membership and set of obligations from regular CCPS membership is required because of the confidentiality of the data. Membership pricing is very reasonable and includes access for every employee of the company joining if approved by that company’s PSID Administrator.

Project 18: Process Equipment Reliability Database (PERD)

To develop and operate a pilot database of operating company reliability data to aid in process safety and maintenance evaluations. Once pilot database is proven, expand to a full database of maintenance and reliability data for equipment in the Chemical Processing Industry and Hydrocarbon Processing Industry.

Project 219: Process Safety Moments Presentations

Create a library of short (1 to 4 slide) PowerPoint files. This will allow for easy sharing and presentation. Other media such as video clips (embedded in PowerPoint presentations) or podcasts would be considered. Another potential idea is to have TSC members record the moments to provide a personalized, reality feel. The material topic and/or intended audience would influence the media selection: i.e. PowerPoint (printouts) for a toolbox meeting v. podcasts for a business leader focused Process Safety Moment.

Project 244: Process Safety-Vision 2020

Vision 20/20 is an effort to envision the unique characteristics that companies with great process process safety performance will have in the year 2020. If those characteristics are identified, then companies can seek to meet those characteristics and organizations such as CCPS can further develop products to support the improvement.

Project 269: Preventing Normalization of De

This concept book would address the initial and long term effects of normalization of deviations in reduced efficiencies, reduced product quality, extended batch run time and other near misses which lead up to loss of containment releases and catastrophic events.

Project 72: Safety and Chemical Engineering Education (SACHE)

SAChE is a standing CCPS subcommittee responsible for: Evaluating requests for CCPS to participate in other organizations’ events or projects, identifying how CCPS would participate, and recruiting volunteers or identifying staff to support these activities.

Project 237: Guideline for Barrier Risk Management (Bow Tie Analysis)

This concept book would review the foundation of the method, provide instructions on how to draw the bow tie correctly and how to avoid common errors. Typical constructs for typical process threats – corrosion, impact, improper operation / human error, operational upsets, etc. would be demonstrated. Every barrier can have associated risk management information – this would be explained: barrier owner, performance expectation, pending actions, related documents. The Guideline would address how to convene a team to develop the bow tie diagram and how this should be reviewed. Its use in ongoing...

Project 252: Essential Practices for Control and Mitigation of Dust Hazards

This project will develop and publish a concept book providing guidance how to control and mitigate dust hazards in the workplace. It is intended to focuses on the methodologies for predicting and measuring dust hazard parameters, design of suppression and venting systems, and other related topics.