Risk assessment

The chemical industry long has been concerned about the safety of its operations and the risks both within the plant gate and beyond. Dealing with safety issues can involve sophisticated techniques for hazard analysis and prescriptive measures for plant design and operation. It also can involve rethinking a process to make it inherently safer. It demands an understanding of tradeoffs and nuances.


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Podcast: Mastering Risk Management in High-Hazard Industries

There is no such thing as zero risk, but we can take more effective approaches to minimize the potential for those risks to be realized.
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Process Safety: Avoid Big Trouble from Little Changes, Part 2

Selecting the process hazard review method, explaining the rationale, and resetting past thinking and presumptions
Management Of Change

Process Safety: Avoid Big Trouble from Little Changes, Part 1

Applying sound process-safety review screening to every change is the first step
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Fall Is For Process Safety

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