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.

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...

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?

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.
Subscribe to Process Safety