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Process Safety Leadership from the Boardroom to the Frontline

Center for Chemical Process Safety, Wiley-AIChE, Hoboken, NJ, 272 pages, $99.95, July 2019, ISBN: 978-1-119-51931-7


Releases of chemicals and other hazardous materials can cause catastrophic incidents that are completely preventable. Nevertheless, these occurrences continue around the world. Leaders — from frontline managers and supervisors to executives and board members — have a responsibility to reduce the frequency of serious incidents. Effective and informed leadership is a critical component of a process safety management program that provides direction, reinforces commitment, and drives responsibility.

This practical, authoritative guide demonstrates how to create a viable culture of safety within an organization, implement and maintain disciplined management systems, and address the risks of process safety deficiencies. Experts from the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) provide critical information and guidance required to lead and manage process safety. Detailed yet accessible chapters cover strengthening management system accountability, driving operation within constraints, ensuring...

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