CCPS Project Subcommittees

Each year the CCPS Technical Steering Committee develops a list of projects, and a Project Subcommittee is established for each approved CCPS project or group of associated projects. Members of the Technical Steering Committee suggest individuals with the appropriate experience and expertise for particular projects.

Active CCPS Projects are listed below. 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.

Note: Only logged-in CCPS members can view project statuses. They may also download the active project list in MS Word format by clicking here (please wait a few seconds for the download to start after clicking this link).

If you would like to volunteer for a project or have questions about a project, please contact Angela Louis, CCPS Project Coordinator at angel@aiche.org.

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Project 277 - Guidelines for Inherently Safer Design

Develop a practical guideline to assist engineers implement ISD principles at every stage of the process lifecycle and in industries from E&P through the energy/chemical chain. The guideline will clearly define ISD, explain how to develop ISD alternatives, and evaluate ISD vs conventional alternatives. Special attention should be paid to ALARP determinations in the safety case regime as well as evaluation approaches used in New Jersey and Contra Costa County. Benefits: Provide a definitive how-to guide to both help engineers implement ISD and take a firm policy stand on what ISD is and is...

Project 278 - Risk Based Process Safety Web Application Tool

Develop an easily accessible web-based tool for each of the 20 Risk Based Process Safety elements. Free Content may include: • A short description of the “pillar” for each book chapter. • Link to other CCPS individual product elements (e.g. Beacons, pamphlets, free web content). • Identify incidents associated with each element and provide brief description and link to more information (standard format similar to Incidents that Define Process Safety). • Tie available resources such as US Chemical Safety Board videos, incident reports, and resources like UK Health and Safety Executive...

Project 279 - Incidents that Define Process Safety, Volume II

The book, "Incidents that Define Process Safety" was originally published in 2008, and is one of CCPS’ best-selling books. The original text described over 50 incidents “that had a significant impact on the chemical and refining industries’ approaches to modern process safety”. Incidents continued to occur during the following seven years. Volume II would seek to capture and describe new incidents with valuable lessons to be learned such as from the West, Texas fertilizer fire and explosion, the S. Korea ferry disaster, and the fireworks explosion on the island of Hawaii, in a similar format...

Project 280: Dow Risk Analysis Screening Tool (RAST)

Dow has developed a Risk Assessment Screening Tool which is a collection of relatively simple Process Safety Screening Techniques (engineering calculations) to assist Plant or Project Risk Evaluation Teams in performing screening level Hazard Evaluation and Risk Analysis. The project proposal is to perform a joint project with the European Process Safety Committee (EPSC) and would have three phases: 1. Determine the value of having a tool that provides the generally accepted engineering calculation methodology for most common Process Safety Scenarios. 2. Vet the Screening Techniques /...

Project 281: Human Performance for Process Safety Professionals

To create a guideline that will enable Process Safety professionals to build their understanding of human performance topics. This project will build on the highlight joint industry documents, tools, and educational offers. The effort will build on the CCPS “Human Factors Methods for Improving Performance in the Process Industries”. Benefits: Since aviation focused on human performance, they have seen an 80% reduction in incidents. The maritime industry saw a 33% reduction. And operating rooms have seen a 20% reduction. Process Safety professionals have focused on maintenance of plant and use...

Project 282: Guidelines for Investigating Chemical Process Incidents

This is the 3rd edition of the Guidelines for Investigating Chemical Process Incidents and will update the previous book released in 2003. This book will focus on investigating process-related incidents with real or potential catastrophic consequences. Issues related to preservation and control of an accident scene, collecting and documenting evidence, maintaining a chain of custody, identifying root causes, working with multiple regulatory agencies (CSP, OSHA, EPA, BATF, etc.), dealing with the 24/7 news cycle, and providing litigation support will be addressed in this third edition. The...

Project 283: Guidelines for the Revalidation of PHAs, 2nd Ed

This project will update the 2001 Book, Revalidating Process Hazard Analyses by Walter L. Frank and David K. Whittle, EQE International, Inc. Meeting the PHA standards in place at the time of the last study is not sufficient – new elements, knowledge and tools should be applied. The second edition will provide improved guidelines for identifying missing or under analyzed elements of the prior PHA (such as Facility Siting, effective consideration of human factors, security, and other elements not in use at the time the 1st edition was written). The book would guide those developing...

Safety and Chemical Engineering Education (SACHE)

SAChE is a standing CCPS subcommittee responsible for: Evaluating requests for CCPS to participate in other organizations’ events or projects, identifying how CCPS would participate, and recruiting volunteers or identifying staff to support these activities.

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