Human Factors & Culture

Human factors and culture plays crucial roles in process safety and creating an organization’s safety culture. Safety culture is defined as how the organization behaves when no one is watching. The responsibility for fostering and sustaining a sound safety culture cascades down through an organization/company.

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...

Taking a Risk for Safety

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
Taking a Risk for Safety Over the last twenty years companies in the process industries have invested heavily in their occupational safety programs...

Social HAZOP At Oil Refine Industry

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2012
Introduction Maintenance of process safety in the industry several tools are used such as Risk Analysis, Failure mode and events Analysis (FMEA), a...

PSM Metrics Impact on Process Safety Culture

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 15, 2011
Several years ago our facility recognized the need to expand from a PSM Program managed by a small group to a PSM Culture owned by the full facility...

LOPA – Validating Human IPLs and Ies

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is a simplified risk assessment method that provides an order of magnitude estimate of the risk of a potential...

Human Performance Training

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 13, 2011
Operator competency has been a major challenge for the petrochemical and refining industry for decades. In recent times, human factors are believed...

Process Safety Metrics and Culture

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 28, 2009
This session features presentations focusing on using the new CCPS Process Safety Metrics and other metrics to drive continual improvement in a...

Safety Culture and Operational Discipline

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 27, 2009
This session focuses on the cultural aspects of a successful Process Safety program. Papers that are presented cover new and innovative ideas on...

Human Factors Methods for Improving Performance in the Process Industries

December, 2006
Human Factors Methods for Improving Performance in the Process Industries provides guidance for managers and plant engineering staff on specific, practical techniques and tools for addressing forty different human factors issues impacting process safety. Human factors incidents can result in injury...

Guidelines for Preventing Human Error in Process Safety

August, 2004
Almost all the major accident investigations--Texas City, Piper Alpha, the Phillips 66 explosion, Feyzin, Mexico City--show human error as the principal cause, either in design, operations, maintenance, or the management of safety. This book provides practical advice that can substantially reduce...

Improve Safety by Improving Human Performance

Donald K. Lorenzo
Follow these guidelines to identify situations in which human errors are likely to occur and to correct potential problems early enough to avoid adverse consequences.

Managing Dust Explosion Hazards

Vahid Ebadat
Companies that handle powders or other particulate solids need to be aware of the potential for fire and explosions, and follow industry best practices, codes and standards to manage the risk.

Tackling the Human Challenges of Facility Security

Bill Effron, Dennis A. Attwood
The increased complexity of security systems may come at the expense of the user. Thus, they must be designed to match their operators' capabilities and limitations.

How to Evaluate Process Safety Culture

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 22, 2010
At first glance it may seem that organizational culture is subjective and therefore difficult to measure. Indeed, even the definition of culture...
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