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CCPS Projects Accepting Volunteers

Projects listed below are accepting new volunteers.

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.

If you would like to volunteer for a project or have questions about a project, please contact Louisa Nara, CCPS Technical Director at or Anil Gokhale, CCPS Director of Projects at

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Project 276: Guidelines/Essentials of Safe Work Practices

The objective of Project 276 is to develop an integrated set of policies, procedures, permits, and other systems that are designed to manage risks associated with non-routine activities. Examples of these activities include performing hot work, opening process vessels or lines, and entering a confined space. To date, a Safe Work Practice (SWP) document has been developed for hot work authorization, line breaking/isolation, lockout/tagout (control of energy hazards), and confined space entry.

Project 289: Golden Rules of Process Safety for Specific Technologies

One of the most critical aspects of Process Safety is to know the hazards that one is dealing with, yet in too many incidents we realize that there was a knowledge gap in understanding the hazards. The goal of this project is to identify two to three technologies (e. g. FCC operations, Chlorine Chemistry, Nitration Chemistry, Peroxides, Combustible Dust, etc..) that have seen numerous incidents, have high hazards, and/or are highly utilized and Organize a team of process safety and process technology experts to develop a set of rules and tenants that serve the foundation for process safety...

Project 294: Managing Cybersecurity – A Risk Based Approach Building on the Process Safety Framework

This project will produce a concept book that describes the case for the application of cyber security principals for process safety. Chemical manufacturing relies on a number of Safety, Controls, Alarms, and Interlocks (SCAI) to manage process hazards. A cyber-attack can compromise one or more of these protection layers causing an incident while simultaneously defeating protective and mitigative measures.

Project 300: Book of Beacon

This book will have consolidated publication of the Beacons published since the inception with added information about each of them. This may include detailed explanation, lessons learned, similar incidents, what one can do if you are an engineer, manager or technical expert, applicable RBPS elements etc.

Project 303: Guidelines for Chemical Reactivity Evaluation & Application to Process Design 2nd Ed.

There are many new products and tools since the first edition was published in 1995. This includes predicting hazards using thermodynamic calculations, Chemical Reactivity Worksheet(CRW), CHETAH, CAMEO etc. new calorimetry screening methods are now available. New topics may include safe operating limit and storage condition assessments. Several case studies are now available and will be added. We are looking for R&D professionals, process development & reaction safety experts along with engineers & designers with chemical reactivity expertise.