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 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. Please use 253 below as an example.

Project 254: Process Safety Boot Camp - 2nd Generation

Expand present Process Safety Boot Camp Course to a series of associated courses that address different audiences. Depending on the audience needs, the courses would range from Awareness, to Executive overview for Decision Making to Engineering Design, Operation and Maintenance, to introductions for Students and Professors. Team Composition: Select a core team of current Boot Camp Instructors and Industry Representatives that have gone through the Boot Camp or are associated with other Training / Education activities. Having one or two representatives from the Training Departments of CCPS...

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,...

Project 257: Translation of CCPS Books/Tools into Chinese

Proposal: Process safety is emerging as a focus and competency in the Asia Pacific Region. Industrial growth in this area has increased the need and desire to share information and lessons learned from companies and industries that have been involved from catastrophic incidents. Translation of CCPS Books into Mandarin will increase access to valuable information. Benefits: expand CCPS’ global presence and share process safety information.

Project 258: Training Course for Conduct of Operations and Operational Discipline

Proposal: Prepare a training program for the book Conduct of Operation and Operational Discipline. Benefits: support CCPS mission to foster knowledge, understanding and implementation of process safety by executives, management, technicians, engineers, students, government officials and the public. Approach: This project is on hold.

Project 259: CCPS's Seven Minute Seminars

Create a large database of short “seven minute seminars” that quickly inform a plant manager, engineer or operator about a specific piece of equipment. Much like the “Take Two… for Safety”, people are often willing to give up a guaranteed short amount of time for a cause. The videos will be broken down into two sections; The Mechanics, and The Science. The sections will talk about the mechanical parts and make up, and physical laws that apply and the relative chemical reactions that are happening within each part. These videos are meant to inform rather than transform, meaning, they are to be...

Project 260: Translation of CCPS Books into Spanish

Proposal: Process safety is emerging as a focus and competency in the Latin America Region. Industrial growth in this area has increased the need and desire to share information and lessons learned from companies and industries that have been involved from catastrophic incidents. Translation of CCPS Books into Spanish will increase access to valuable information. Benefits: expand CCPS’ global presence and share process safety information.

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