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Guidelines for Managing Process Safety Risks During Organizational Change

Guidelines for Managing Process Safety Risks During Organizational Change Author CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)
ISBN-10 9781118530511
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 264
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An understanding of organizational change management (OCM) — an often overlooked subject — is essential for successful corporate decision making with little adverse effect on the health and safety of employees or the surrounding community. Addressing the myriad of issues involved, this book helps companies bring their OCM systems to the same degree of maturity as other process safety management systems. Topics include corporate standard for organizational change management, modification of working conditions, personnel turnover, task allocation changes, organizational hierarchy changes, and organizational policy changes.



Guidelines for the Management of Change for Process Safety

Guidelines for the Management of Change for Process Safety Author CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)
ISBN-10 9781118209936
Release 2011-09-20
Pages 200
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Guidelines for the Management of Change for Process Safety provides guidance on the implementation of effective and efficient Management of Change (MOC) procedures, which can be applied to improve process safety. In addition to introducing MOC systems, the book describes how to design an initial system from scratch, including the scope of the system and the applications over a plant life cycle and the boundaries and overlaps with other process safety management systems. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.



Guidelines for Defining Process Safety Competency Requirements

Guidelines for Defining Process Safety Competency Requirements Author CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)
ISBN-10 9781118795255
Release 2015-08-11
Pages 112
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This Guideline presents the framework of process safety knowledge and expertise versus the desired competency level in a "super-matrix" format, vertically and diagonally. The matrix references for potential remedies/required training may be tailored to a company's internally developed training, reference externally available training, or some combination of the two. Chapters include: Identify Process Safety Roles & Competency Needs; Process Safety Competency Matrix; Individual and Corporate Process Safety Competencies; Conduct Assessments vs. Needs; Develop Gap Closure Plans; and Sustaining Competencies.



Guidelines for Implementing Process Safety Management

Guidelines for Implementing Process Safety Management Author CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)
ISBN-10 9781118949481
Release 2016-08-08
Pages 344
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The 2nd edition provides an update of information since the publication of the first edition including best practices for managing process safety developed by industry as well as incorporate the additional process safety elements. In addition the book includes a focus on maintaining and improving a Process Safety Management (PSM) System. This 2nd edition also provides "how to information to" determine process safety performance status, implement one or more new elements into an existing PSM system, maintain or improve an existing PSM system, and manage future process safety performance.



Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety

Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety Author Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)
ISBN-10 9780470165690
Release 2007-04-10
Pages 768
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Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety provides guidelines for industries that manufacture, consume, or handle chemicals, by focusing on new ways to design, correct, or improve process safety management practices. This new framework for thinking about process safety builds upon the original process safety management ideas published in the early 1990s, integrates industry lessons learned over the intervening years, utilizes applicable "total quality" principles (i.e., plan, do, check, act), and organizes it in a way that will be useful to all organizations - even those with relatively lower hazard activities - throughout the life-cycle of a company.



Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety

Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety Author CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)
ISBN-10 9781118209639
Release 2011-11-30
Pages 760
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Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety provides guidelines for industries that manufacture, consume, or handle chemicals, by focusing on new ways to design, correct, or improve process safety management practices. This new framework for thinking about process safety builds upon the original process safety management ideas published in the early 1990s, integrates industry lessons learned over the intervening years, utilizes applicable "total quality" principles (i.e., plan, do, check, act), and organizes it in a way that will be useful to all organizations - even those with relatively lower hazard activities - throughout the life-cycle of a company.



Process Risk and Reliability Management

Process Risk and Reliability Management Author Ian Sutton
ISBN-10 9780128017968
Release 2014-09-11
Pages 798
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In the last twenty years considerable progress has been made in process risk and reliability management, particularly in regard to regulatory compliance. Many companies are now looking to go beyond mere compliance; they are expanding their process safety management (PSM) programs to improve performance not just in safety, but also in environmental compliance, quality control and overall profitability. Techniques and principles are illustrated with numerous examples from chemical plants, refineries, transportation, pipelines and offshore oil and gas. This book helps executives, managers and technical professionals achieve not only their current PSM goals, but also to make the transition to a broader operational integrity strategy. The book focuses on the energy and process industries- from refineries, to pipelines, chemical plants, transportation, energy and offshore facilities. The techniques described in the book can also be applied to a wide range of non-process industries. The book is both thorough and practical. It discusses theoretical principles in a wide variety of areas such as management of change, risk analysis and incident investigation, and then goes on to show how these principles work in practice, either in the design office or in an operating facility. The second edition has been expanded, revised and updated and many new sections have been added including: The impact of resource limitations, a review of some recent major incidents, the value of story-telling as a means of conveying process safety values and principles, and the impact of the proposed changes to the OSHA PSM standard. Learn how to develop a thorough and complete process safety management program. Go beyond traditional hazards analysis and risk management programs to explore a company's entire range of procedures, processes and management issues. Understand how to develop a culture of process safety and operational excellence that goes beyond simple rule compliance. Develop process safety programs for both onshore facilities (EPA, OSHA) and offshore platforms and rigs (BSEE) and to meet Safety Case requirements.



Guidelines for Process Safety Documentation

Guidelines for Process Safety Documentation Author CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)
ISBN-10 9780470938065
Release 2010-09-09
Pages 386
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The process industry has developed integrated process safety management programs to reduce or eliminate incidents and major consequences, such as injury, loss of life, property damage, environmental harm, and business interruption. Good documentation practices are a crucial part of retaining past knowledge and experience, and avoiding relearning old lessons. Following an introduction, which offers examples of how proper documentation might have prevented major explosions and serious incidents, the 21 sections in this book clearly present aims, goals, and methodology in all areas of documentation. The text contains examples of dozens of needed forms, lists of relevant industry organizations, sources for software, references, OSHA regulations, sample plans, and more.



Guidelines for implementing process safety management systems

Guidelines for implementing process safety management systems Author American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Center for Chemical Process Safety
ISBN-10 0816905908
Release 1994
Pages 219
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The causes of catastrophic accidents in the process industries, now recognized as complex and interrelated, need to be matched by multi-faceted technical management systems. These principles apply to companies of any size and to a full range of industries beyond the chemical industry, such as pulp and paper, electronics, oil and gas. This book supplements the systematic approach to process safety management set out in previous CCPS publications -- A CHALLENGE TO COMMITMENT, GUIDELINES FOR TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT OF CHEMICAL PROCESS SAFETY, and PLANT GUIDELINES FOR TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT OF CHEMICAL PROCESS SAFETY.



Lees Process Safety Essentials

Lees  Process Safety Essentials Author Sam Mannan
ISBN-10 9780080962306
Release 2013-11-12
Pages 570
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Lees' Process Safety Essentials is a single-volume digest presenting the critical, practical content from Lees' Loss Prevention for day-to-day use and reference. It is portable, authoritative, affordable, and accessible — ideal for those on the move, students, and individuals without access to the full three volumes of Lees'. This book provides a convenient summary of the main content of Lees', primarily drawn from the hazard identification, assessment, and control content of volumes one and two. Users can access Essentials for day-to-day reference on topics including plant location and layout; human factors and human error; fire, explosion and toxic release; engineering for sustainable development; and much more. This handy volume is a valuable reference, both for students or early-career professionals who may not need the full scope of Lees', and for more experienced professionals needing quick, convenient access to information. Boils down the essence of Lees'—the process safety encyclopedia trusted worldwide for over 30 years Provides safety professionals with the core information they need to understand the most common safety and loss prevention challenges Covers the latest standards and presents information, including recent incidents such as Texas City and Buncefield



Guidelines for Integrating Process Safety Management Environment Safety Health and Quality

Guidelines for Integrating Process Safety Management  Environment  Safety  Health  and Quality Author CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)
ISBN-10 9780470935101
Release 2010-09-07
Pages 192
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Over the years, companies have developed independent systems for managing process safety, environment, health, safety, and quality. Many aspects of these management systems are similar. Integrating EHS management systems can yield economies and improved system effectiveness. This book explains how integration reduces cost of delivery through a reduction in the number of management program steps and avoidance of redundancy; how it results in more effective programs, since the best practices can be combined into a single process; and how this integration brings a faster, and more cost effective response to new demands.



Managing the Risks of Organizational Accidents

Managing the Risks of Organizational Accidents Author James Reason
ISBN-10 9781134855353
Release 2016-01-29
Pages 272
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Major accidents are rare events due to the many barriers, safeguards and defences developed by modern technologies. But they continue to happen with saddening regularity and their human and financial consequences are all too often unacceptably catastrophic. One of the greatest challenges we face is to develop more effective ways of both understanding and limiting their occurrence. This lucid book presents a set of common principles to further our knowledge of the causes of major accidents in a wide variety of high-technology systems. It also describes tools and techniques for managing the risks of such organizational accidents that go beyond those currently available to system managers and safety professionals. James Reason deals comprehensively with the prevention of major accidents arising from human and organizational causes. He argues that the same general principles and management techniques are appropriate for many different domains. These include banks and insurance companies just as much as nuclear power plants, oil exploration and production companies, chemical process installations and air, sea and rail transport. Its unique combination of principles and practicalities make this seminal book essential reading for all whose daily business is to manage, audit and regulate hazardous technologies of all kinds. It is relevant to those concerned with understanding and controlling human and organizational factors and will also interest academic readers and those working in industrial and government agencies.



Human Factors in the Chemical and Process Industries

Human Factors in the Chemical and Process Industries Author Janette Edmonds
ISBN-10 9780128038789
Release 2016-09-17
Pages 526
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Human Factors in the Chemical and Process Industries: Making it Work in Practice is a comprehensive overview of human factors within this sector, focusing on the practical application. It has been written by acknowledged industry experts from the Keil Centre, which is a leading practice of chartered ergonomics and human factors specialists, chartered safety specialists, registered occupational psychologists, and registered clinical psychologists. The book was inspired by the international human factors training course run by the Keil Centre with the IChemE, which has reached four continents across the world. The book is written for those who want a comprehensive overview of the subject, focusing on the practical application of human factors. It has been written for safety professionals, engineers and operational disciplines within industry, and those aspiring to these disciplines, who either deal with human factors issues or any aspect of the ‘human element’ in their core role. The book explains what ‘human factors’ is about and how human factors issues are best managed from a practical perspective. It will help readers develop a greater understanding of the area and how to establish more effective solutions for human factors related issues. Provides comprehensive coverage of the most relevant human factors within this sector, with succinct overviews of each topic Uses case studies and practical examples to illustrate topics and explains the material in a fully accessible, easy to understand style Written by a single team of eleven industry practitioners, drawing on the combined expertise of different human factors specialisms which are rarely comprehensively combined in a single resource



Guidelines for Auditing Process Safety Management Systems

Guidelines for Auditing Process Safety Management Systems Author CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)
ISBN-10 9780470938324
Release 2010-09-16
Pages 160
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A variety of approaches are given so the reader can select the methodology best suited. It discusses the fundamental skills, techniques, and tools of auditing, and the characteristics of a good process safety management system. And, since information needed for review in the audit may be scattered or undocumented, it offers suggestions on what to look for and where. Whether your company is large or small, whether you are experienced with auditing or just developing a system, consistent use of the techniques presented can significantly improve your audit and your process safety management.



A Guide to Compliance for Process Safety Management Risk Management Planning PSM RMP

A Guide to Compliance for Process Safety Management Risk Management Planning  PSM RMP Author Frank R. Spellman
ISBN-10 1566765331
Release 1998-06-03
Pages 186
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Establishing, maintaining and refining a comprehensive Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program (RMP) is a daunting task. The regulations are complicated and difficult to understand. The resources available to manage your program are limited. Your plant could be the target of a grueling PSM and RMP compliance audit by OSHA and/or the EPA, which could scrutinize your facility according to their stringent audit guidelines. Ask yourself some questions. . . * Is your municipal plant or industrial facility ready to meet new OSHA and EPA PSM/RMP regulations? * Do you understand OSHA's and EPA's requirements? * Do you know how OSHA/EPA are interpreting PSM/RMP requirements? * Are you prepared for a possible audit? * Is your existing PSM/RMP comprehensive, maintainable and cost-effective? If you answered "no" to any of these, you need the expert guidance provided by A Guide to Compliance for Process Safety Management/Risk Management Planning (PSM/RMP) In recent years, chemical accidents that involved the release of toxic substances have claimed the lives of hundreds of employees and thousands of others worldwide. In order to prevent repeat occurrences of catastrophic chemical incidents, OSHA and the USEPA have joined forces to bring about the OSHA Process Safety Management Standard (PSM) and the USEPA Risk Management Program (RMP). Chemical disaster situations can occur due to human error in system operation and/or a malfunction in system equipment. Other emergency situations that must also be considered and planned for include fire, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, snow/ice storms, avalanches, explosions, truck accidents, train derailments, airplane crashes, building collapses, riots, bomb threats, terrorism, and sabotage. Be prepared! * Determine the differences and similarities between OSHA's PSM and EPA's RMP regulations * Survey your facility to determine your needs * Plug your site-specific data into regulation templates * Prepare your data records for your PSM compliance package * Calculate your "Worst Case" scenarios * Assemble a viable PSM program in a logical, sequential, and correct manner * Supervise program implementation elements with the overall management system This user friendly, plain English, straightforward guide to new EPA and OSHA regulations describes, explains and demonstrates a tested, proven, workable methodology for installation of complete, correct safety and risk programs. It provides the public administrator, plant manager, plant engineer, and organization safety professionals with the tool needed to ensure full compliance with the requirements of both regulations. Those with interests in HazMat response and mitigation procedures will also find it of use. This guidebook is designed to be applicable to the needs of most operations involved in the production, use, transfer, storage, and processing of hazardous materials. It addresses Process Safety Management and Risk Management Planning for facilities handling hazardous materials, and describes the activities and approach to use within U.S. plants and companies of all sizes. From the Author This guidebook is designed to enable the water, wastewater, and general industry person who has been assigned the task of complying with these new rules to accomplish this compliance effort in the easiest most accurate manner possible. A Guide to Compliance for Process Safety Management/Risk Management Planning (PSM/RMP) is user-friendly. This How-To-Do-It guide will assist those who are called upon to design, develop, and install PSM and RMP systems within their companies or plants. It describes, explains, and demonstrates a proven methodology: an example that actually works and has been tested. More than anything else, this guidebook really is a "Template." It provides a pattern that can be used to devise a compliance package that is accurate. Simply stated: like the standard template, this guidebook can provide the foundation, the border, the framework from which any covered organization's PSM and RMP effort can be brought into proper compliance. The user simply "plugs in" site specific information into the model presented in this guidebook. This guidebook first shows that PSM and RMP are similar and are interrelated in many ways and different in only a few ways. Many of the processes listed in PSM are also listed in RMP; the additional RMP processes are in industry sectors that have a significant accident history Along with showing the similarities and interrelationships between PSM and RMP, the requirements of RMP that are in addition to those listed in PSM are discussed. This guidebook also discusses the RMP requirement for off-site consequence analysis and the methodology that can be utilized in performing it. If the PSM project team follows this format, it will be able to assemble a viable PSM program in a logical, sequential, and correct manner.



Managing Safety

Managing Safety Author Kishor Bhagwati
ISBN-10 9783527609598
Release 2007-02-27
Pages 235
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What are accidents? Are they just statistics that your safety department sends to you monthly and which you glance over and ask yourself whether the safety professional you have employed is doing his job right? Aimed primarily at top and middle management, this book adopts the new approach to preventing serious incidents rather than minimal compliance with regulations. It takes you step-by-simple-step to show how accidents can be avoided with little effort and money, allowing you to reap the rewards such an injury-free culture brings: higher worker morale, better product quality, and maximum productivity. Plus the inner satisfaction of reaching a goal that is worth striving for, namely zero accidents.



Applied Operational Excellence for the Oil Gas and Process Industries

Applied Operational Excellence for the Oil  Gas  and Process Industries Author Dennis P. Nolan
ISBN-10 9780128028025
Release 2015-08-13
Pages 240
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Applied Operational Excellence for the Oil, Gas, and Process Industries offers a straightforward practical guide for oil and gas companies to understand the comparisons and contrasts between various types of safety management processes, including the standardized structure and ongoing extended benefits that operational excellence can bring to an oil and gas company. The goal of achieving operational excellence is to reduce costs, improve productivity, and enhance efficiency—in other words, operational excellence contributes to the bottom line. Following along with pre-built success in the process industries, many companies in the oil and gas industry appear to use a subset form of operational excellence, yet many are unsure or unaware of all the safety system components that will truly benefit the company holistically, and current literature is only applicable to the process and manufacturing industries. Packed with clear objectives and tools, structure guidelines specific to oil and gas, and guidance for how to imbed your existing safety program under the operational excellence umbrella known as "One-Step Merger," this book will help you establish an overall safety culture vision and challenge your organization to achieve higher levels of safety management and overall company value. Explores how to solidify a foundational operational excellence program applicable for your oil and gas company Clarifies the differences and benefits among various programs under operational excellence (OE), such as SHE (safety, health, and environment), PSM (process safety management), and SMS (safety management system) Explains how to audit and consistently assess how oil and gas OE systems are planned, implemented, and managed, with explanations on cost and time impacts as well as administrative protocols Includes a glossary, acronym appendix, and additional references for further reading