Our articles and safety moments are organized into Topic areas. The current list is shown in the left column of any page at this site. (This list is constantly being updated.) Some comments to do with some of the topic areas are provided below. Please follow the link to learn more about that topic and to identify which articles and safety moments are included within it.
Chemicals and Materials
Publications that contain information to do with the hazardous and flammable materials that are commonly found in process and energy facilities are part of this topic area.
Common Process Hazards
Although process and energy facilities are different from one another, they do share many common hazards. This is a theme that runs through many of the publications at this site.
The articles and safety moments in this area are to do with written and spoken communications of all types.
Dangers of Safety
Many serious incidents have, as one of their root causes, an action that was intended to improve safety.
This topic area covers all items that are to do with equipment used in the process and energy industries.
Fires and Explosions
Fires and explosions are, of course, a major hazard in virtually process and energy facilities. Articles and safety moments to do with this critical issue are part of this topic.
A vital part of any risk or process safety management program is the ability to identify and then risk rank hazards. This topic area identifies publications to do with this vital issue.
Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE)
Articles and safety moments to do with health, safety and environmental issues are collected under this topic title.
Information to do with this new and exciting mode of transportation. Incident Investigation Information and discussion to do with the follow up to incidents and near misses.
This topic covers actual incidents: large and small. Industries One of the themes of this site is that industries that are technologically very different from one another have much in common when it comes to safety management.
Articles and safety moment to do with management strategies and techniques.
Offshore Oil and Gas
Information to do with this important, yet high risk, business area.
Operational excellence incorporates disciplines such as Process Safety Management and Health, Safety and Environmental to achieve higher levels of operation in all areas, including production and profitability.
Operations and Maintenance
Includes publications to do with the operation and maintenance of process and energy facilities.
Piping and Valves
Information to do with piping and valves, including pressure safety relief valves.
Process Safety Management
Articles and safety moments to do with Process Safety Management (PSM) are included in this topic area.
Regulations, Codes and Engineering Standards
This topic covers articles and safety moments to do with the important issues to do with regulations and standards.
An understanding of the nature of risk is fundamental to many of the publications provided at this site.
Safety Cases are widely used in many areas of the world to provide a framework for understanding and managing the risks to do with complex industrial facilities.
SEMS (Safety and Environmental Management System)
The SEMS rule was developed following the Deepwater Horizon / Macondo blowout. It provides a management system that is similar to other process safety management standards for use in offshore operations.
This topic is to do with trains and related topics such as the unloading of tank cars containing highly hazardous chemicals.
The articles and safety moments in this topic area are to do with the importance of transferring experience from those who have worked at a facility for many years to those who have much less knowledge and experience.
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