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Further down the rabbit hole – detailed measurement for lead process indicators on barrier failures 15 October 2019

Process safety and plant integrity can be supported by the thorough application for both lagging and leading indicators or metrics. Those figures are as useful as the knowledge of their practical application as well as limitation. Plant managers should have a clear understanding of what they measure and more importantly, why....

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Explosion Science training course 29 April 2019

IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) is running a two-day training course on the phenomenon of explosions, and the requirements of UK and EU regulations relating to health and safety in potentially explosive atmospheres. This is an excellent opportunity to understand the science behind explosions, their effects and consequences, and the regulatory requirements for a safe and compliant working environment....

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - 2019: The Year of Leadership in Managing Major Hazard Risks 21 December 2018

The hazards that can destroy your business should be top of mind right through any organisation and yet they are not. The lack of danger signals means that organisations can get lulled into a false sense of security or simply just not recognise the risks / potential for catastrophe that exits in their activities. ...

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Understanding the human element 03 July 2018

Human and organisational factors have contributed to the causes of several incidents in the chemical process industries, including those at Texas City and Buncefield. Yet many of the safety and operational professionals responsible for managing human factors have no formal training in the behavioural sciences. ...

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Hazardex 2018 Conference - 6. When the lights go out 30 January 2018

Roger Stokes – Principal Engineer, BakerRisk. Weds 14.45 – 15.25: Main conference room...

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Hazardex 2018 Conference - 5. Lessons learned from major accidents in different industrial sectors 30 January 2018

Zsuzsanna Gyenes – Deputy Director, IChemE Safety Centre (ISC). Weds 14.00 – 14.40: Main conference room...

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Loss Prevention Bulletin 23 October 2015

The Loss Prevention Bulletin (LPB) is the leading source of case studies in process safety, with an archive of lessons learnt spanning over 40 years. First published by IChemE in 1974 in response to the disastrous explosion at Flixborough, LPB provides a way for the process industries to share information on accidents, with the intention that other organisations can learn the same process safety ...

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Subscribe to the Loss Prevention Bulletin for the latest process safety case studies 20 May 2014

The Loss Prevention Bulletin (LPB) is the leading source of process safety case studies.  It provides a way for the process industries to share information on accidents with the intention that other organisations can learn the same process safety lessons without repeating the same mistakes. ...

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Health & Safety Executive chair appointed IChemE president 21 May 2013

The chair of the UK Health and Safety Executive, Judith Hackitt CBE, has become the Institution of Chemical Engineers’ (IChemE) 73rd president. She became president at IChemE’s annual general meeting (AGM) on 20 May 2013, taking over from Russell Scott....

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HSE receives award for outstanding contribution to offshore process safety 26 April 2013

On April 25, the UK Health and Safety Executive received an award from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) for its contribution to offshore process safety. IChemE’s Aberdeen members made the award in recognition of HSE Offshore Division’s dedicated implementation of an effective safety regime which has stood the test of time for more than 20 years.  ...