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Safety Moment #13: Common Process Safety Hazards (Part 2)

Common Process Safety Hazards

One of the philosophies of Process Safety Management (PSM) is that each chemical process is unique. Therefore it is not possible to have a prescriptive standard that tells operating companies what to do. Instead, companies have to identify the hazards associated with their facility, and then implement corrective actions based on a risk-ranking methodology. For this reason, facilities covered by PSM standards generally conduct a series of Process Hazards Analyses (PHAs), often using the Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) methodology.

Safety Moment #10: Common Process Safety Hazards (Part 1)

Common Process Safety Hazards

Hazards of Utilities. One of the philosophies behind Process Safety Management (PSM) is that each chemical process is unique. Therefore it is not possible to have a prescriptive standard that tells operating companies what to do. Instead, companies have to identify the unique hazards associated with their facility, and then implement corrective actions based on a risk-ranking methodology.