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.

Process Safety Regulations - Blessing or Curse?

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Are Process Safety / Risk Management regulations a blessing or a curse? The answer of course is “it depends.” There is little doubt that Process...

Use PFFM Instead of Hazop

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
While accepted world-wide as being the standard for process hazard analysis for many years, the HazOp review technique is cumbersome. This drives the...

Auto Refrigeration and Metal Embrittlement

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Abstract AIChE Housten Conference April 1-4 2012 Loss Of Containment Protection Auto Refrigeration and Metal Embrittlement Tys Koerts Sr. Process...

Critical Alarm Management : Connecting the Dots

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
In the aftermath of some high profile national security incidents, investigations starting with the catastrophe or near miss and working backwards...

Process Safety - Management or Leadership?

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Process Safety Management is often presented as technically complex, requiring a large staff of engineers and specialists with an array of tools and...

Work Output of Multicomponent LNG Mixtures in Two-Phase Expanders

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
A two-phase expander recovers more work from a multicomponent LNG mixture than a single phase expander. The calculation of the recoverable work...

Safety Management System Challenges for Small Companies

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Ester Brawley, Steve Maher “Unique Challenges Facing Small Companies Developing and Implementing PSM” Small Companies that are subject to PSM face...

An Introduction to Assessing Process Hazards

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
A surprising number of process incidents occur due to a lack of general understanding of process hazards and lack of basic hazards assessment,...

Why Smaller Companies Struggle with Process Safety

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Proposed title: Why smaller companies struggle with Process Safety Author: John Herber, Principal Consultant, Process Hazard Management Services, LLC...

Social HAZOP At Oil Refine Industry

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:00am
Introduction Maintenance of process safety in the industry several tools are used such as Risk Analysis, Failure mode and events Analysis (FMEA), a...

Are Your Credits Worthy?

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:00am
Chemical and petrochemical manufacturing processes can be subject to high consequence, low frequency events. Process Safety Management programs are...

Safety System Impairments and the Need to Manage Peak Risk

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:00am
The catastrophic incident which occurred at Bhopal is often referenced with respect to inherent safety issues. Did intermediate chemicals need to be...

Human Factors and Their Optimization

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:00am
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...

Improving the Performance of Established PSM Programs

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:00am
Many facilities have now implemented and maintained PSM programs for 20 years or more, but these facilities continue to have sometimes serious...

Human Performance Training

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 8:00pm
Operator competency has been a major challenge for the petrochemical and refining industry for decades. In recent times, human factors are believed...

Elements of Human Factors Missing from Process Safety

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:00pm
Process safety is about controlling risk of failures and errors; controlling risk is primarily about reducing the risk of human error. All elements...

Stability Analysis of Safety Valve

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 22, 2010 - 8:00pm
The stability for a safety valve was investigated by experiments and analysis. It was found that the dynamic instability was caused by the...

Managing Organizational Change

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 4:00am
Management of Change has long been recognized as a fundamental cornerstone of a process safety program. Through the years, most companies have...

Mechanical Integrity - State of the Art

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 4:00am
This session presents papers on the latest mechanical integrity concepts, practices and programs. All aspects of mechanical integrity are covered,...

Implementing PSM Globally

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 27, 2009 - 9:30am
In the last several years there have been numerous changes in technical and analytical methods, process safety management systems, regulations,...

Guidelines for Defining Process Safety Competency Requirements

October, 2015
This Guideline presents the framework of process safety knowledge and expertise versus the desired competency level in a “super-matrix” format, vertically and diagonally. The matrix references for potential remedies/required training may be tailored to a company’s internally developed training,...
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