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Process Safety Boot Camp

Face-to-Face Course
Offered in North America, this intensive and highly interactive 4-day course trains chemical engineers in the fundamentals of Process Safety. Taught...

Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)

CCPS was established in 1985 to focus on engineering and management practices that can prevent and mitigate catastrophic accidents involving release of hazardous materials. CCPS is supported by sponsors in the chemical and hydrocarbon process industries and active worldwide via conferences, books, databases, education, research, and more.

5th CCPS Global Summit on Process Safety

October 22-23, 2019
Over the past several years, Process Safety has taken on an increased importance. Today, companies large and small, in the traditional process industries and in emerging areas, all put a premium on improving their Process Safety performance. In fact, Process Safety is now a Board-level issue in many companies.

2019 Center for Hydrogen Safety Conference

October 14-15, 2019
Presented by the Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS), the 2019 International CHS Conference will bring together academics, industry, and government representatives to highlight the safe use of hydrogen in commercial and industrial applications. Submit an abstract until August 14th Submit an abstract

64th Annual Safety in Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities Symposium

September 8-12, 2019
Don't miss the 64th Annual Safety in Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities Symposium. Experts from around the world will discuss the latest advances related to the safe production and use of ammonia, case studies, and lessons learned. Registration Info

Managing Human Reliability

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 2:00am-3:00am EDT
This 60-minute program will give you an overview of the impact of human factors on operator performance.

CCPS Visits Brazil

July 12, 2019

CCPS representatives met with numerous Brazilian companies to discuss process safety challenges and plan the next LACPS in 2020.

Dow’s ongoing dedication to Doing a World of Good

Demonstrating their commitment to safety and ethical practice, on June 10 - 13th, 2019, Dow hosted a highly successful three-day workshop to train faculty members from Universities across the country how process safety is put into industrial practice.

Optimize your Continuous Process Campaign

Archived Webinar
Jun 26, 2019
Did you know there are simple tools that can significantly improve your process campaign strategy? Or reduce turnaround costs? Join this 60-minute webinar to learn how to optimize your continuous...

Virginia Commonwealth University Student Process Safety Bootcamp

August 23-24, 2019

The purpose of the Student Process Safety Bootcamp is to provide an introduction to engineering students on how leading companies across a variety of chemical process industry sectors manage process safety to prevent catastrophic accidents involving toxic, highly reactive, and flammable materials

June 2019 CEP Preview

June 11, 2019

This issue, the 2019 AIChE salary survey for chemical engineering, along with articles on smart manufacturing, cybersecurity, cooling tower design, and much more.

Is your PSM Program Effectively Implemented?

Archived Webinar
May 15, 2019
Does your Process Safety Management (PSM) program have flaws and gaps? This 60-minute webinar will focus on improving overall PSM effectiveness.

Integrate Cybersecurity into Process Hazard Analyses

June
2019
Safety
Addie Cormier, Chris Ng, P.E.
Cyberattacks can infiltrate and disrupt industrial processes, causing operational disturbances, equipment damage, and even injury to employees. Incorporating cybersecurity into process hazard analyses can help you identify the vulnerabilities in your facility.
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Advanced Emergency Relief System Design

Face-to-Face Course
Responsible for the safe handling of the effluent from relief systems? Explore the broad topic of emergency relief system design with an emphasis on...

Process Safety Beacon: Corrosion Under Insulation

June
2019
Process Safety Beacon
Operators at a plant detected a pinhole leak in an 8-in.-diameter insulated steel line containing noncorrosive cracked gas (~40% ethylene). The line was 30 years old and was in a regeneration service, which cycled between three different temperature...

Management of Change for Complex Organizations

Archived Webinar
May 1, 2019
Are you interested in learning about the components of an effective MOC program? Join this 60-minute webinar to learn what makes a best-in-class MOC program.

Pipeline Safety

Archived Webinar
Apr 24, 2019
Are you interested in learning how to manage pipeline integrity safety? In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll learn how pipeline operators might use the outputs of risk assessment to better support...

Process Safety Beacon: Surrounded by Too Many Warning Signs?

May
2019
Process Safety Beacon
Technicians and operators in the chemical process industries (CPI) can become overloaded with warning signage, nuisance alarms, and other safety communications. These communications can become so commonplace that personnel grow accustomed to them...

Safety Minute: The Dangers of Emotional Stress

May
2019
Safety Minute
TJ Larkin
Why? Worrying about personal problems harms his mental skills, especially memory and concentration. Talking Points Are supervisors too shy to ask their workers about personal problems? Do we understand the risks involved in not knowing the mental...
Kathleen S. Shell, Executive VP at Applied Engineering Solutions, shares career experiences with the audience in New Orleans.

Women in Process Safety

April 11, 2019

An impressive lineup of women leaders gathered at GCPS in New Orleans to discuss career paths, challenges, and and more.

Villanova University – Igniting Change

On February 1- 2, 2019, Villanova University along with CCPS held a very successful Student Process Safety boot camp. One of our largest process safety student boot camps, there were sixty – four students (57 Juniors and 7 Seniors) that came together to learn about process safety.

Food and Consumer Products Process Hazards

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 28, 2009
The Food and Consumer Products area has significant hazards and risks from dust and flammable liquid explosions as well as from toxic releases...

Manage the Risks of Severe Wind and Flood Events

April
2019
Safety
Frank F. Liserio, Jr., Patrick W. Mahan
In the chemical process industries, natural disasters are commonly thought of as “Acts of God.” However, the risks of such events can be diminished with the right planning and preparation.

10 Steps to Protect Workers against Airborne Hazards

October
2017
Safety
Erik W. Johnson
Respiratory safety involves more than properly wearing and maintaining personal protective equipment (PPE). Follow these steps to evaluate hazards and establish effective procedures to mitigate those hazards.

Use the Bow Tie Diagram to Help Reduce Process Safety Risks

December
2016
Safety
Bruce K. Vaughen, Kenneth Bloch
Bow tie diagrams are useful for visualizing process safety risks and safeguards. Although typically used after an incident has occurred, bow tie diagrams can also be employed during a process hazard analysis.

Flame Arresters: The Last Line of Defense

January
2018
Back To Basics
Matthew B. Barfield, P.E.
Flame arresters are designed to prevent catastrophe. How do they work, and which type is right for your application?

Inherently Safer Design

Face-to-Face Course
Get up-to-date on a fundamentally different approach to safety in the manufacture and use of chemicals. In one day, you’ll learn about inherently...

Incorporate Cybersecurity into Your PSM Program

June
2017
Safety
Ursula Malczewski, Amy E. Theis, P.E.
Here are some prevention and mitigation strategies for three common types of industrial incidents — a network breach, an insider attack, and infection via a portable device — and recommendations for incorporating industrial cybersecurity into an existing process safety management (PSM) program.

Process Safety Boot Camp

Face-to-Face Course
Offered in North America, this intensive and highly interactive 4-day course trains chemical engineers in the fundamentals of Process Safety. Taught...

Become an Effective Safety Leader

August
2016
Safety
Greg Robinson
Each of us is responsible for developing and encouraging a strong safety culture. One way to do that is to incorporate these five critical safety activities into your daily routine.

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