Considerable progress to do with process safety has been made in the fifteen years since the early 1990s, particularly with respect to regulatory compliance. Many companies are now looking to go beyond mere regulatory compliance and to expand their Process Safety Management (PSM) programs to increase performance not just in safety, but also in environmental compliance, quality control and overall profitability; they are moving into the broader topics of process risk and reliability. This book is written to assist those managers and technical professionals who are seeking to make this transition from PSM to the management of risk and reliability.
Operational integrity can be applied to a much wider variety of industries than was the case with traditional process safety management; it can be used not only in chemical facilities and refineries, but also in transportation, pipelines and offshore oil and gas. Many companies are also developing operational excellence programs, incorporating distribution, inventory management, outsourcing, supply chain management and procurement.
This book covers hazard identification, risk management, industry standards, asset integrity, operations and maintenance, procedures, training and competence, emergency management, incident investigation, change management, audits and assessments, and management compliance.
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- © William Andrew 2010
- 9th April 2010
- William Andrew
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