Safety Moments for the Process and Energy Industries

Safety Moments for the Process and Energy Industries

Safety Moments

Safety Moments are short stories or anecdotes that illustrate some aspect of personal or process safety. Generally they feature a near miss or foolish event that had the potential to be much worse than it was. They can be used to start a meeting or a task assignment.

We publish a wide range of Safety Moments at this site. A list of the what is currently available is shown at the left side of this page. Please check it every so often to see what new materials have been added. Many of the Safety Moments include a video that is generally posted to YouTube. Browse through them and select one that has the most relevance to your audience.


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.

  1. Process Safety Culture
  2. Compliance
  3. Competence
  4. Workforce Involvement
  5. Stakeholder Outreach
  6. Knowledge Management
  7. Hazard Identification and Risk Management
  8. Operating Procedures
  9. Safe Work Practices
  10. Asset Integrity / Reliability
  11. Contractor Management
  12. Training / Performance
  13. Management of Change
  14. Operational Readiness
  15. Conduct of Operations
  16. Emergency Management
  17. Incident Investigation
  18. Measurement and Metrics
  19. Auditing
  20. Management Review

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