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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 291: Abnormal Situation Management

Develop guidance for and a reference guide to techniques for Abnormal Situation Management (ASM). This project would develop a guidebook, with references, for concepts, tools and techniques to identify, control and mitigate abnormal process safety conditions.

Project 293: Guidelines for Documenting, Implementing and Maintaining Process Knowledge Management

Developing, documenting, and maintaining process knowledge is one of two elements in the Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS) pillar of understanding hazards and risk. Developing a high level of Process Knowledge Management throughout the organization is key to operating a safe and profitable manufacturing facility in compliance with applicable regulations and near-by residential area inhabitants needs and expectations. The knowledge element of RBPS primarily focuses on information that can easily be recorded in documents, such as (1) written technical documents and specifications, (2)...

Project 294: Business Case for Cyber Security for Process Safety

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.