Risk analysis and management lie at the heart of any effective safety management program. There is a near-infinite number of events that can occur — some method is needed for understanding how each of them contributes to overall risk.

Once the hazards have been identified it is then necessary to have some means of ranking them and for assessing the effectiveness of safeguards.

Articles, safety moments and other publications to do with the analysis and management of risk are provided below.

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Safety Moment #8: “But We’re Different, You Know”

Process safety consultants usually find themselves working for a range of different companies and industries. (This variety is one of the most satisfying aspects of the work.) And, wherever they work the run across the statement, “But we’re different, you know”. What the speaker is saying is that his or her particular industry is so special that the professionals in it have little to learn from other industries regarding process safety.