No matter how effective process safety systems may be incidents (not accidents) will happen. Analysis of these incidents can lead to important insights and lessons learned. Other process safety techniques, such as hazards analysis, are basically speculative and based on hard-to-estimate probabilities. Actual events provide real-life lessons.


Articles, safety moments and other publications to do with Incident Investigation and Analysis are listed below.

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Safety Moment #80: Not the Whole Truth

Safety professionals are rightly making increasing use of photographs and videos to train and educate the workforce, and to analyze incidents. In particular, security cameras often provide a fine record of an event as it unfolds.

However, it is important to be careful. Not only can images be deliberately changed, but the camera may not record everything of relevance. The following set of pictures was taken by a process safety professional who was visiting the Grand Canyon as a tourist. So, there is no doubt as to their legitimacy.