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 261: Translation of CCPS Books into Portuguese

Proposal: Process safety is emerging as a focus and competency in the Brazil. 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 Portuguese will increase access to valuable information. Benefits: expand CCPS’ global presence and share process safety information.

Project 264: Guidelines for Process Safety in Outsourced Manufacturing Operations, 2nd Edition

Update current Guideline, published in 2000, to incorporate the CCPS Risk-Based Process Safety elements and inherently safer design concepts; update guidance on legal and insurance (risk transfer) issues, and speak to international differences. Ensure the new edition addresses both the perspective of the client company and the toller/contract company and impacts to the supply chain.

Project 267: Process Safety Leadership Challenge

Create a short, well-designed book or pamphlet for corporate leaders giving them concrete actions they can perform daily for at least 30 working days to demonstrate process safety leadership. The book may have separate sections for plant/operations based leaders, executive leaders, and engineering leaders, as determined by the subcommittee. Each activity will be accompanied by illustrations to help explain/reinforce the leadership concept being described.

Project 268: Dealing with Aging Process Equipment and Infratructure

Chemical process and petrochemical facilities utilize a range of equipment and infrastructure to operate optimally and generate value for enterprises. The aging of process equipment and infrastructure introduce opportunities for loss of containment and resulting accidental releases. A number of factors are considered when managing aging equipment and infrastructure to assess and manage the associated risks. This book / tool would be designed to help those responsible for maintaining and evaluating equipment (maintenance, equipment and asset integrity) to understand and assess the added risks...

Project 269: Preventing Normalization of Deviation

This guidelines book, “Prevention of Normalization of Deviations “ 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 271: Process Safety Applications for Electronic Devices (Smart Phones/Tablets/Desktop, etc)

This project would include the identification, prioritization and development of software “apps” for process safety professionals and others as appropriate for use on smart phones, tablets, and other computer devices. Many CCPS documents and books are available in an electronic format, but are not easily searchable or in user-friendly format. Providing new tools on process safety can increase both the timeliness and the use of process safety information, particularly in situations when quick access to information and quick response is needed.

Project 277 - Guidelines for Inherently Safer Design

Develop a practical guideline to assist engineers implement ISD principles at every stage of the process lifecycle and in industries from E&P through the energy/chemical chain. The guideline will clearly define ISD, explain how to develop ISD alternatives, and evaluate ISD vs conventional alternatives. Special attention should be paid to ALARP determinations in the safety case regime as well as evaluation approaches used in New Jersey and Contra Costa County. Benefits: Provide a definitive how-to guide to both help engineers implement ISD and take a firm policy stand on what ISD is and is...