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 246: Guidelines for Siting and Layout of Facilities, 2nd Edition

This project would revise and update the current CCPS publication “Guidelines for Facility Siting and Layout”, including information on occupied portable buildings, facility and plant layout. Reference documents would include but not limited to API 752 and 753 as well as OSHA/EPA interpretation letters and recently published CCPS books touching on this subject.

Project 247: Integrating Management Systems and Metrics to Improve Process Safety

The purpose of this Guideline is to tie the use of metrics into integrated EH&SS management systems, integrating PSM and looking at how metrics are used throughout an organization. It should show how metrics can be used as a regular “Check” part of the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle and the use of metrics to drive more robust and sustainable practices in management review and audits.

Project 248: Tools for Making Acute Risk Decisions

The purpose of this book is to provide a practical guide on the application of decision making tools for managing process safety risk and to drive the concept that managing process safety risk through informed decision making is beneficial for all stakeholders.

Project 250: Process Safety in Capital Projects

Use a project timeline to guide the reader through the issues of ensuring PS is included at each step (gate) of an engineering project. It will have case studies & incidents for emphasis. It will follow RBPS elements, provide templates for various “gate reviews”, and will lean heavily on GL’s for design, siting, consequence modeling and other references.

Project 251: Process Safety in Pilot Plants and Laboratories

This project will develop and publish a book providing advisory guidance on process safety for laboratories and pilot plants using as a basis the management system elements presented in the 2007 CCPS Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety. The current version of NFPA 45 (2011) clearly draws a distinction between laboratories and pilot plants and focuses only on lab fire protection and provides no detailed guidance on many aspects of process safety. This book will pull together both literature information and company experience, including incident case study examples, to present management...

Project 252: Combustible Dust hazard Assessment: A Risk based Approach

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.

Project 253: Effective Process Safety Communications

Based on information presented at the 8th Global Congress by T.J. Larkin, most process safety communication is too complex for rapid and complete understanding. The Beacon was called out in this presentation as a good example of how to provide effective communication. This project would identify ways of improving process safety communication, from operating procedures to warning signs, so that key, life-saving information is transmitted and received in an effective manner.

Project 255: Evergreen LOPA/IPL Database

Provide up-to-date, reviewed / approved datasheets of IEs and Independent Protection Layers (IPLs) and perhaps Conditional Modifiers for use in basic Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), and perhaps beyond basic LOPA. The site could contain downloadable tools, such a blank IPL forms, IPL & IE checklists, etc. The datasheets will be like those in the upcoming Guidelines for IEs and IPLs (2011), but will be kept evergreen. This will be an evergreen appendix to the LOPA books. Access will be online via by password, which expires each year. It is anticipated that will be an ongoing project,...