Skip to main content

Incidents That Define Process Safety



Incidents That Define Process Safety

CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)

ISBN: 978-0-470-92516-4 August 2010 352 Pages


Incidents That Define Process Safety describes approximately fifty incidents that have had a significant impact on the chemical and refining industries' approaches to modern process safety. Events are described in detail so readers get a fundamental understanding of the root causes, the consequences, the lessons learned, and actions that can prevent a recurrence. There are exhaustive investigative reports about these events, allowing you to apply the resulting safety principles to their current operations.

Foreword by John Mogford.

1. Introduction.

2. Blind Operations.

3. Design.

4. External Causes.

5. Inspection and Maintenance.

6. Knowledge and Training.

7. Black of Hazid (Hazard Identification).

8. Management of Change.

9. Not Learning From Near Misses.

10. Operating Practices.

11. Permit to Work Systems.

12. Emergency Response.

13. Human Factors.


Standards and Regulations Referred to in This Book.

"This book is an excellent contribution to the safety literature. It is thorough, wide ranging and well written. It should be read by all engineers in the process engineers, not just the safety experts." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, May 2008)