Safety Moments are short presentations that illustrate some aspect of personal or process safety. They are often used to start a meeting.
They generally fall into one of the following categories:
- An incident analysis that provides lessons learned;
- A discussion to do with the principles of process safety management; or
- An explanation of equipment design or operation.
A list of currently available Safety Moments is shown at the left side of this page. They are described in greater detail here.
Safety Moments 1-52 have been collected into the ebook 52 Process Safety Moments.
Some of the Safety Moments have a matching video.
If you are using a safety moment at a meeting ask the attendees to share a personal story that has similarities to the Safety Moment just presented.
It is useful to analyze each Safety Moment in terms of the elements of process safety management (PSM). The structure provided by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) is representative.
- Process Safety Culture
- Workforce Involvement
- Stakeholder Outreach
- Knowledge Management
- Hazard Identification and Risk Management
- Operating Procedures
- Safe Work Practices
- Asset Integrity / Reliability
- Contractor Management
- Training / Performance
- Management of Change
- Operational Readiness
- Conduct of Operations
- Emergency Management
- Incident Investigation
- Measurement and Metrics
- Management Review
For example, Safety Moment #89: Layout of Process Facilities relates to:
- Hazard Identification;
- Asset Integrity; and
- Conduct of Operations.