- Chemical Reactivity Worksheet
- Golden Rules
- Process Safety Incident Database
- Process Safety Incident Evaluation (PSIE)
- Process Safety Metrics
- Process Safety Beacon
- Process Safety Moments
- Process Safety Glossary
- Professional Services Directory
- RBPS Resources Web Tool
- RAST and CHEF
- Safe Work Practices
- Vision 20/20
The Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (CRW) is a free software program you can use to find out about the chemical reactivity of thousands of common hazardous chemicals, compatibility of absorbents, and suitability of materials of construction in chemical processes.
CCPS Golden Rules are designed to arm process safety professionals with information to deal with process safety hazards. These rules / tenets are based on absolute statements to address the inherent hazards associated with process technologies including FCC operations, the chlorine chemistry, nitration chemistry, peroxides, combustible dust, and others.
Layer of Protection analysis (LOPA) is a simplified quantitative tool for analyzing and assessing risk. LOPA was developed by user organizations during the 1990s as a streamlined risk assessment tool, using conservative rules and order of magnitude estimates of frequency probability and consequence severity. This Database is a benefit for employees of CCPS member comapnies. Full access requires login.
The PERD ERP tool allows a company to identify problems such as equipment failures leading to the greatest financial and safety consequences. PERD ERP is designed to allow efficient analysis by probing deeper into the reasons for failure, and allows the user to make decisions that can improve the performance. This can be finding and fixing outliers that are not performing well versus the mean or to help promote reliability growth.
The Process Safety Incident Evaluation app will let users evaluate a chemical incident against the current process safety indicators.
The PSIE app will have three main components: the Process Safety Incident (PSI) Evaluation Questionnaire, the Severity Weighting Questionnaire, and the Chemical and Mixtures Database.
The PSIE app Questionnaire will walk a user, step-by-step, through the evaluation of an event leading to the determination of whether it meets Tier 1 or Tier 2 PSE Criteria.
The Severity Weighting Questionnaire will help determine the severity rating of a confirmed Tier 1 PSE through another questionnaire.
The chemical and mixtures database will provide a list of chemicals and mixtures. The app will also let the user add, remove, or edit custom chemicals or mixtures to this database after entering a number of physical property-related fields.
Last but not least, the app will enable users to save, e-mail, or print their final evaluation report afterward.
Please refer to additional information on Process Safety Event criteria in our CCPS Process Safety Guide for Leading and Lagging Indicators. This Guide was revised and updated in 2022.
Process Safety Incident Database
The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) developed the Process Safety Incident Database to collect, track and share important process safety incidents and experiences among project participants.
Companies continuously improving their process safety performance must select, implement, and monitor company-specific process safety metrics for leading and lagging indicators. In 2021, CCPS member companies reviewed and updated the CCPS process safety metrics guidance. View the updated metrics guidance and other important metrics information in one place.
The Process Safety Beacon is a resource aimed at delivering process safety messages to plant operators and other manufacturing personnel. The monthly one-page newsletter covers the breadth of process safety topics.
The purpose of these presentations is to use past incidents to raise the hazard awareness of the broader chemical industry, to bring more detail than the Process Safety Beacon alone can provide and to allow discussion of the potential hazards, controls and safeguards at your facility.
A glossary of process safety terms.
The Professional Services Directory features CCPS member companies who offer a wide range of benefits and services to your company; from consulting to cyber security, training to auditing, from incident investigation to PHA & HAZOP and much more. Companies listed in this directory are available to provide their specific services throughout the world.
This project aims to create a easily accessible web-based tool for each of the 20 Risk Based Process Safety elements. A central “hub” of free information of Process Safety information, tools, and resources.
The RAST software and its associated CHEF documentation were developed through the collaborative efforts of volunteers from member companies of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) and the European Process Safety Centre (EPSC). Special appreciation is extended to The Dow Chemical Company for donating RAST/CHEF for global use and for providing the resources to help modify the software and documentation such that companies can tailor the RAST software to meet their company-specific risk tolerance levels. It is sincerely hoped that companies using RAST and CHEF during their hazards evaluations and risks assessments will be able to improve their process safety performance.
Work place fatalities and injuries continue to occur with hot work incidents, nitrogen asphyxiations, confined space, line opening and other activities because of unsafe work practices. We need to make them more “human failure” resistant’. This effort will likely save lives somewhere. This tool is designed to reach, and provide value to, a very broad audience including operations, maintenance and engineering personnel in the process industries (Chemical, petrochemical, electronics, natural gas and others). In addition to appealing to larger, more established member companies, this information has been tailored to also reach both large and small, domestic and international.
Vision 20/20, developed by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), looks into the not-too-distant future to demonstrate what perfect process safety will look like when it is championed by industry; driven by five tenets of culture, standards, competency, management systems and lessons learned; and enhanced by community passion and four global societal themes.