Lees' Process Safety Essentials

1st Edition

Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control

Authors: Sam Mannan
Paperback ISBN: 9781856177764
eBook ISBN: 9780080962306
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 6th December 2013
Page Count: 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.

Key Features

  • 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


Individual safety and loss prevention professionals; process and plant engineers; environmental and chemical safety professionals; in all chemical, petroleum and process industry sectors; students of chemical engineering

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Management Leadership

1.2 Industrial Safety and Loss Trends

1.3 Safety and Environmental Concerns

1.4 Historical Development of Loss Prevention

1.5 Loss Prevention Essentials

1.6 Environment and Sustainable Development

1.7 Responsible Care

1.8 Academic and Research Activities

1.9 Overview


Chapter 2. Incidents and Loss Statistics

2.1 The Incident Process

2.2 Injury Statistics

2.3 Major Disasters

2.4 Major Process Hazards

2.5 Major Hazard Control

2.6 Fire and Explosion Loss

2.7 Causes of Loss

2.8 Trend of Injuries and Losses

2.9 Economics of Loss Prevention

2.10 Insurance of Process Plant

2.11 Property Insurance

2.12 Individual Insurance

2.13 Business Interruption Insurance

2.14 Other Insurance Aspects


Chapter 3. Legislation, Law, and Standards

3.1 US Legislation

3.2 US Regulatory Agencies

3.3 Codes and Standards

3.4 Occupational Safety and Health Act 1970

3.5 US Environmental Legislation

3.6 US Toxic Substances Legislation

3.7 US Accidental Chemical Release Legislation

3.8 US Transport Legislation

3.9 US Security Legislation

3.10 US Developing Legislation

3.11 EU Legislations

3.12 US Chemical Safety Board

3.13 The Risk Management Program

3.14 The Process Safety Management Program


Chapter 4. Management Systems

4.1 Management Attitude

4.2 Management Commitment and Leadership

4.3 Management Organization and Competent People

4.4 Systems and Procedures

4.5 Project Safety Reviews

4.6 Management of Change

4.7 Standards and Codes of Practice

4.8 Pressure Systems

4.9 Major Hazards



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About the Author

Sam Mannan

M. Sam Mannan, PhD, PE, CSP, is a chemical engineering professor and director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University. He is an internationally recognized expert on process safety and risk assessment. His research interests include hazard assessment and risk analysis, flammable and toxic gas cloud dispersion modeling, inherently safer design, reactive chemicals and run¬away reactions, aerosols, and abnormal situation management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA


Praise for Lees' Loss Prevention "...this is still the most comprehensive treatise on process safety and loss prevention available... it should be in the process safety department library of any company involved with manufacturing handling, and processing hazardous chemicals. Also, process safety/loss prevention specialists and consultants will find it an invaluable source book on practically every subject in this field."--CCPS JOURNAL