IChemE Marks Anniversary With Free Safety Resources

By Chemical Processing Staff

Jul 11, 2016

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) marks the 40th anniversary of the Seveso disaster by offering free safety resources to members and non-members. The industrial accident occurred in northern Italy on July 10, 1976.  Significant regulation changes were initiated in Europe as a result.

Available safety resources include a download of the second Trevor Kletz lecture.  The Honorable Mr. Justice Haddon Cave delivered the presentation at the 26th Hazards Symposium in Edinburgh, Scotland. Staged annually by IChemE in association with the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Centre, Hazards is Europe’s leading process safety conference. The lecture examines, “Lessons from the Nimrod Review.” The RAF Nimrod crash in 2006 was the biggest single loss of life to British service personnel in one incident since the Falklands War, according to IChemE. Haddon-Cave, a British High Court judge, led the inquiry that followed.

Other free resources include safety guidance from the IChemE Safety Center (ISC). Two publications are available, including “Process Safety Competency – A Model” and “Lead Process Safety Metrics – Selecting, Tracking and Learning.” ISC member companies, including ExxonMobil, Rio Tinto, Shell and Worley Parsons wrote both documents. The competency guidance provides further detail to established work in the area, defining different levels of competency for different roles within an organization. The metrics guidance focuses on the operational phase of an organization, helping to develop consistency in process safety metrics to allow effective benchmarking.

IChemE is also promoting the Remembering Bhopal edition of its Loss Prevention Bulletin (LPB), first published in 2014 to commemorate 30 years since the Bhopal gas tragedy. The issue is provided in advance of LPB’s next free anniversary edition, due for publication in October.

For more information, visit: www.icheme.org



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