Process Safety Competency

Developing, sustaining, and enhancing the organization’s process safety competency is one of five elements in the RBPS pillar of committing to process safety. Resources in this section relate to what process safety competency means, the attributes of process safety competency, and how organizations might enhance their own competency. Start by reading an Introduction to Process Safety Competency and then explore the resources listed below.

Blacks Swans, White Swans and Fifty Shades of Grey

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Last year at the Global Congress for Process Safety we presented a paper entitled, “Beware of the Black Swan: The Limitations of Risk Analysis for...

Process Safety in Power Plants

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Process Safety is a very common and used topic in the chemical industry. According to CCPS, an incident is reported as a process safety incident if...

PSM Challenge for Unregulated Upstream Facilities

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Upstream oil and gas facilities are typically exempt from the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) standard; however, in light of recent regulatory...

Beyond the 2 Million Safe Hours

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
ABSTRACT In September 2012, WorleyParsons Arctic Business Unit, part of WorleyParsons Western Operations in Southern California, celebrated...

Identifying Root Causes in Auditing

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
AIChE 9th Global Congress on Process Safety April 28-May 1, 2013 San Antonio, TX Call for Papers Title: Identifying Root Causes in Auditing Authors:...

Worker Behavior Changing by Dynamic Culture

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
INTRODUCTION The chemical industries need appropriated project of process to control safety and production avoiding accidents and environmental...

Process Safety - A Value Not Just a Priority

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Process Safety in any Organisation will only be efficient when its Safety culture allows. If Process Safety Management (PSM) efforts are subjected to...

Application of Lagging Indicators in Japan

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
Application of lagging indicator in Japan Japan Petrochemical Industry Association is a group composed by the petrochemical manufacturers established...

Process Safety Regulations - Blessing or Curse?

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
Are Process Safety / Risk Management regulations a blessing or a curse? The answer of course is “it depends.” There is little doubt that Process...

Critical Alarm Management : Connecting the Dots

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
In the aftermath of some high profile national security incidents, investigations starting with the catastrophe or near miss and working backwards...

Human Factors and Their Optimization

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2012
Weak control of human factors leads directly to error. An error can result in an initiating event of an accident sequence (directly by the mistake...

Perspectives on Ragagep

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practice or RAGAGEP is a fundamental building block of OSHA's PSM standard. OSHA has announced...

Becoming a Great Process Safety Leader

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
Leaders play a critical role in catastrophic event prevention through their effect on culture. At least one cultural factor was a root cause...

Engaging Employees in Catastrophic Event Prevention

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
Implementing an effective process safety system goes beyond documented policies and procedures. It requires behavioral reliability in its execution...

Compliance: The Necessary Evil

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
Compliance: The Necessary Evil Compliance is not optional. Where process safety regulations are in place and enforced, failure to comply puts one’s...

Are Unconfined Hydrogen Vapor Cloud Explosions Credible?

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
A question is frequently raised by owner/operators of chemical processing and refinery sites as to whether unconfined hydrogen vapor cloud explosions...

Process Safety Culture - Making This a Reality

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 1, 2014
There is a lot of attention on Process Safety Culture. Many implementers see this as an intangible attribute of a company or site. Others see this as...

Risk Assessment Challenges to 20:20 Vision

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 1, 2014
A wide variety of hazard identification and risk analysis techniques are available. All techniques require knowledge in the fundamentals of the...

Typical Elements of Process Safety Management

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 1, 2014
This paper will present a suggestion of key elements that will provide grants for companies to develop their process safety management system, which...

Technology Qualification - Two Subsea Applications

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 1, 2014
A project that deploys new technologies needs to be confident that the technology can be implemented successfully and will perform reliably as...
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