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AkzoNobel is a leading paints and chemicals manufacturer with operations in 80 countries around the globe. In this article, Corporate HSE Policy Director Richard Westlake describes the single process safety management (PSM) framework that has been developed for all of the group’s diverse manufacturing operations worldwide, based on industry best practice and a common set of risk tolerance criteria....
An explosion at the Akzo Nobel Polymer Chemicals plant in La Porte, Houston, triggered flames and heavy smoke that hospitalised one worker with burns on March 4. Although local fire teams were on hand, the plant’s internal response team was able to bring the fire under control in under an hour....