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 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 246: Guidelines for Facility Siting and Layout, 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 Acute Risk Decisions, 2nd Edition

This project is concerned with risk decision making. It is possible that this will end up being a concept book. It should address risk decision making at all levels of the organization and describe methods and tools which can be applied to different types of risk information and risk studies, including considerations of uncertainty.

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

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, where laboratories are defined as specially designed research or manufacturing area where relatively small quantities of materials are used, and pilot plants are small-scale manufacturing facilities to systematically evaluate process steps under conditions simulating a full production unit, validate lab research, and/or simulate full scale plant production. The current version of NFPA 45 (2011) clearly draws a distinction between laboratories and pilot plants, but does...

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.

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. Please use 253 below as an example.

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