Process Safety

Featured

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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?

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...

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.

March 2019 CEP Preview

March 12, 2019

This month, an up-close look at process intensification, plus an intro to dividing-wall columns, a look at catalyst replacement economics, and more.

Back To School: How to Avoid the Training Brain Drain

Archived Webinar
Oct 24, 2018
In this sponsored webinar, you’ll examine how ineffective training can be time-consuming, boring and elicit groans from even your most experienced employees. So why does the OSHA Process Safety...

Understanding PRV Stability

Archived Webinar
Sep 12, 2018
Do you understand PRV instability, the risks associated with it and how to perform an engineering analysis to assess it? Learn more in this webinar.

PSM Mindsets for Everyday Use

Archived Webinar
Jan 24, 2018
Do you and your employees have a PSM mindset? Learn more. In this Provenance Consulting sponsored webinar, take a big picture look at PSM while gaining insight into ways to improve your PSM approach...

Fire Behavior: Part 1

Archived Webinar
Oct 11, 2017
What if you could predict fire behavior and better protect your people and structures? Take this webinar to learn more. In 60 minutes, you’ll gain an overview of fire event modeling, how source...

Process Safety Preparedness for Extreme Weather

Archived Webinar
Oct 10, 2017
Plant startups after unplanned shutdown are always a challenge. Recent extreme events, like Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, have added a new level of complexity. This webinar will look at some of the...

Industry Best Practices When Combining HAZOP and LOPA

Archived Webinar
Sep 27, 2017
Are you wondering if HAZOP and LOPA should be combined? Sphera Solutions discusses the pitfalls, industry best practices and more in this sponsored webinar. This 60-minute sponsored webinar looks at...

Essentials of PRV Stability

Archived Webinar
Sep 13, 2017
Could undetected pressure relief valve (PRV) installation instability be putting your facility at risk? Join this webinar to find out. In this 60-minute ioMosaic sponsored webinar, gain a better...

Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA): When and Where?

Archived Webinar
Jul 26, 2017
When is the best time to do Layer of Protection Analysis? Take this webinar to assess your options. In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll learn many facilitators have a preference about when to do LOPA...

Making Your HAZOP Study Work for You…In Real Time

Archived Webinar
May 3, 2017
Too often, a HAZOP study, despite the investment of human and financial capital, becomes a stand-alone document, securely archived for regulatory purposes. Many disparate processes or in fact even a...

Management of Change: What You Should Know

Archived Webinar
Mar 1, 2017
Could your Management of Change (MOC) program stand some improvement? You’re not alone. Most programs in the process industries could. Learn how to fill gaps in your MOC program attributed to a lack...

The Importance of Operating Procedures

Archived Webinar
Feb 22, 2017
Could your facility be under-utilizing your operating procedures? Find out how to use them beyond day-to-day operations. This 60-minute sponsored webinar starts off by looking at why operating...

Dust Explosions

Archived Webinar
Dec 7, 2016
The danger of combustible dust is present in virtually every facility, including yours. Are you doing everything to possible to mitigate hazards? During the last decade, increased awareness of...

Estimation of an Event Occurrence for LOPA Studies

Archived Webinar
Nov 30, 2016
Involved in LOPA? Sooner or later, you’ll run into a problem that has never before occurred in your plant. Find out what to respond. In 60 minutes, you’ll learn how to develop a measure...

Keys to Excellence in the Practice of Process Engineering

Archived Webinar
Oct 20, 2016
Process engineering lies at the heart of many industries and is critical to their success. The chemical engineering classes you took as an undergraduate provided you with the basic tools required to...

Process Safety in Operations - What's Missing?

Archived Webinar
Sep 15, 2016
Frontline operations is where everything comes together. It’s where production happens. It’s where all of the activities needed to operate and maintain the plant, where all of the operational risk...

Quantitative Risk Analysis: Beyond QRA

Archived Webinar
Sep 14, 2016
You understand QRA. Now take the next step in risk mitigation with facility siting. This 60-minute ioMosaic-sponsored webinar begins with a re-cap of the basic concepts involved in QRA and why and...

Incident Reporting and Investigation

Archived Webinar
Jun 22, 2016
The thorough investigation, analysis and follow-up of incidents—including near misses—is one of the most effective ways to improve safety and reliability of process facilities. Yet, many struggle...

Learn How to Manage Your PSI More Effectively

Archived Webinar
May 11, 2016
Too often, Process Safety Information (PSI) is inaccurate, out-of-date or stuck in a filing cabinet and not readily available. Find out how to more effectively manage your PSI, and have updated...

Enterprise Risk Management

Archived Webinar
Apr 20, 2016
You’ve got the safety audits, manuals, documentation and tracking systems. But are you really actively reducing the risk of a safety incident? In this Operational Sustainability sponsored webinar,...

Combustible Dust - What you should know about NFPA 652

Archived Webinar
Mar 23, 2016
In this ioKinetic sponsored webinar, you’ll gain an overview of NFPA 652 and how it provides basic principles and minimum requirements to manage fire, flash fire, and explosion hazards of combustible...

Black Swans in the Chemical Processing Industries

Archived Webinar
Mar 16, 2016
Catastrophic events continue to happen in the chemical processing industries. Learn how to protect yourself against “black swan” occurrences. This webinar presents examples of black swan events while...

Pages

Subscribe to Process Safety