Culture:General issues applying to Process Safety.

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The degree to which the workforce feels ‘empowered’ as to Process Safety and
ownership of ‘Process Safety’;




The extent to which the workforce feels free to report safety related
incidents, near misses, and concerns without fear of retaliation;
o What is the near miss reporting system?
The Process Safety awareness, knowledge and competency of the
workforce;
o Is there a formal competency requirement for operators with a
requirement for periodic revalidation?
Relationships and trust between different constituencies, including
management and the workforce, management and contractors and
contractors and the workforce
Whether deviations from policies are tolerated
The extent to which safety related information flows freely among all levels
of the facility.
o To what extent are operations people involved in the actual formal
study of risk
Whether the workforce has a shared belief that safety comes first,
regardless of financial, scheduling or cost objectives
The extent to which the workforce is vigilant about process safety risks,
continuously tries to reduce them and seeks to learn from incidents and
near misses.
o Does the workforce understand the process risks and the role they
have in managing them – or what can go wrong if they make a
mistake?

Identifiable Safety Values
Supervisory involvement
Procedures and equipment
Worker professionalism/empowerment
Permit to work
Management of Change
Safe Operating Procedures
Corporate
requirements for
Process Safety



Technical standards for
equipment design and
maintenance
Process Safety Management
System
Corporate risk criteria
(severity/frequency)

Self Assessment and Audit process   Process Hazard Analysis A process for establishing Worst Case and Most Credible scenarios and their severity  Assessment of likelihood or frequencies for Worst Case and Most Credible scenarios  Reactive Chemicals  Fire  Explosion  Toxic release  Static Electricity  Electrical Hazard Zones  Loss of Primary Containment  Electrical Area Classification Process Safety Reporting system:  Lagging indicators  Leading Indicators Incident follow up and closure Self Assessment of facility practices versus Process Safety Requirements Training which is graduated to be able to address needs at each operational level in the company. Is there a means of determining competence? CCPS or API reporting systems designed to meet requirements of Responsible Care ® .Process Safety Management System Process Safety Training Process Safety Incident or issue reporting: Generally there are legal requirements for reporting hazardous events and injuries. These do not always include releases or events where there were no reportable injuries or environmental insults.