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Adams, Jonathan. Europe During the Last 150,000 Years. Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 1997.

Aluminum Association. 2002. Guidelines for Handling Molten Aluminum.

American Chemistry Council. Site Security Guidelines for the U.S. Chemical Industry. October 2001.

API (American Petroleum Institute) RP 14C. 2001. Safety Analysis for Production Platforms.

API (American Petroleum Institute) RP 75. 2004. Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities.

API (American Petroleum Institute) RP 754. 2010. Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries.

API (American Petroleum Institute) RP 2003. 1998. Protection Against Ignitions Arising out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents.

API (American Petroleum Institute) Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks, Planning and Managing Tank Entry From Decommissioning Through Recommissioning.

API (American Petroleum Institute) RP 2219. November 2005. Safe Operation of Vacuum Trucks in Petroleum Service.

Arendt, S. April 22, 2009. Evaluate inherent-safety/Process Safety Culture. LAI/MEP Forum, Lake Charles, LA.

Arnold, Ken. Production Operations - The Need for a Safety Case. SPE Seminar, Houston. September 2010.

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). July 2003. Cameron. First Ram-Type BOP. ASME Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark.

Ayral, T, P. de Jonge. Operator training simulators for brownfield process units offer many benefits. Hydrocarbon Process. February 2013.


Baker, J. January 2007. The Report of the U.S. Refineries Independent Safety Review Panel.

Balasubramanian, S., J. Louvar. October 2004. Review of Accidents and Lessons Learned . Wayne State University. Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science.

Baybutt, P. Mar 2003. Major Hazard Analysis. Process Safety Progress.

BOEMRE (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement). January 19, 2011a. Fact Sheet: The BSEE and BOEM Separation.

BOEMRE (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Regulatory Enforcement). October 2010. Safety and Environmental Management Systems Final Rule.

BOEMRE (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Regulatory Enforcement) a. March 2011b. SEMS Final Rule - Subpart S. Review & Solutions.

BOEMRE (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement) b. September 14, 2011. Report Regarding the Causes of the April 20, 2010 Macondo Well Blowout.

Brander, Roy. 1995. The Titanic Disaster: An Enduring Example of Money Management vs. Risk Management.

Broadribb, M. April 2008. 3 Years on from Virginia City. 4th Global Congress on Process Safety .

Brogan, John. Clear Technical Writing. 2000.

Bromwich, Michael. Future of Offshore Oil and Gas Development in the U.S. Offshore Technology Conference, May 2011.

Brooks, Frederick P. The Mythical Man-Month. 1995. Addison-Wesley.

BSEE (Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement). Draft Safety Culture Policy Statement. December 2012.

BSEE (Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement). Interim Policy Document. August 15, 2012. Issuance of Incident of Non Compliance (INC) to Contractors


Catton, William. Overshoot. The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change. University of Illinois Press. 1982.

Catton, William. Bottleneck. Humanity’s Impending Impasse. Xlibris. 2009

The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change. University of Illinois Press. 1982.

CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety). 1992. Guidelines for Hazard Evaluation Procedures. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Center for Chemical Process Safety, New York.

CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety). 1993. Guidelines for Auditing Process Safety Management Systems. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New York.

CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety). 2003. Guidelines for Investigating Chemical Process Incidents. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New York.

CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety). 2007a. Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Center for Chemical Process Safety, New York.

CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety). 2007b. Process Safety Leading and Lagging Metrics. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Center for Chemical Process Safety, New York.

CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety). 2012. Process Safety Beacon.

CEP (Chemical Engineering Progress). February 2007. Vacuum Hazards - Collapsed Tanks.

Center for Offshore Safety. SEMS Toolkit.

Civil Aviation Authority (UK). CAP 437 Offshore Helicopter Landing Areas - Guidance on Standards. 2008

Coast Guard (United States Department of Transportation) 2001. Chemical Hazards Response Information System (CHRIS).

Corrigan, M. November 2005. Innovative, Flexible Strategies Needed to Overcome Human Capital Deficit. Journal of Petroleum Technology.

CPSF (Chemical Process Safety Reporter). July 1996.

Crum, R., B. Broberg. Update on the greenhouse gas regulation by the US EPA. Hydrocarbon Processing. November 2012.

Crumpler, D., D. Whittle. October 1996. How to effectively revalidate PHAs. Hydrocarbon Processing.

CSB (U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board). March 2007. Investigation Report No. 2005-04-I-TX Refinery Explosion and Fire.

CSB (U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board). Regulatory Approaches to Offshore Oil and Gas Safety. Public Hearing. December 2010.

Cullen, D. 1990. The Public Inquiry into the Piper Alpha Disaster. Department of Energy, HMSO Cm 1310, London.


Daniels, A. What is Behavior-Based Safety? Aubrey Daniels Intl. 2015.

Davenport, J.A. December 2006. History of the Loss Prevention Symposia: Forty Years, 1967-2006. Process Safety Progress.

Delaware (State of). Extremely Hazardous Substances Risk Management Act. Updated 1995.

Department of Consumer and Employment Protection (Western Australia). Mine Safe. Vol 14, No. 3. September 2005.

DeWitt, Lawrence A. Developing, Implementing and Managing a Risk-Based Safety and Health Auditing Process. American Society of Safety Engineers. 2005.

Dow's Fire & Explosion Index Hazard Classification Guide, 7th Edition. 1994. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Dow's Chemical Exposure Index Guide, 1st Edition. 1998. American Institute of Chemical Engineers AIChE).

Dreux, Mark. Preparing for and Managing for OSHA's Chemical NEP. Process Safety and Reliability Group. June 2009.

Duguid, Ian. Conducting a Process Plant Safety Audit. Chemical Engineering. April 2004.

Dunbobbin, Brian R., et al. Preventing Incidents at Newly Acquired Facilities: Implementation of Lessons Learned. Process Safety Progress. March 2006.


Einolf, David M., L. Menghini. November 2007. Acquisition of the PSM-Subject Facility: Considerations in Due Diligence.

EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). Risk Management Plan (RMP) Rule. 2004.


Fewtrell, L., Bartram, J. (eds.) Water quality guidelines, standards and health. London: IWA World Health Organization. 2001.


Gano, Dean L. 2007. Apollo Root Cause Analysis. Atlas Books.

Gell, C. and L, Schilling. Empowering Young Professionals to Lead After "The Big Crew Change". Society of Petroleum Engineers 115341. 2008.

Geyer T. et al. November 1990. Prevent Pipe Failures Due to Human Errors. Chemical Engineering Progress.

Giles, D., P. Lodal. June 2001. Case Histories of Pump Explosions while Running Isolated. Process Safety Progress.

Gold, R., B. Casselman. Far Offshore, A Rash of Close Calls. Wall Street Journal. 2010-12-08. Goldacre, Ben. Bad Science. Faber and Faber. 2008

Greer, John Michael. Problems and Predicaments. August 2006.

Greer, S. August 2008. Lessons-Learned Knowledge Management System for Engineers. Chemical Engineering.

Grimes, William H. Flight Safety Management "Best Practices". 2008.

Gylstorff, Torjus. Defense-in-Depth Enables Protection of Critical Pipeline Assets. Pipeline & Gas Journal. November 2012.


Hadden, S. August 1990. Risk Communication: Some Guidelines. Chemical Processing.

Haddon-Cave, Charles. The Nimrod Review. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 2009.

Hannan, D. Off-the-job Safety. Professional Safety. December 2012.

Health and Safety Authority (Ireland). Behaviour Based Safety Guide. 2013.

Health and Safety Executive (UK). A Guide to the Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005. Draft for Comment.  January 2006

Heiler, K. Is the Australian mining industry ready for a safety case regime? 31st International Conference of Safety In Mines Research Institutes. October 2005.

Henderson, Peter. Will Dreamliner drama affect industry self-ispection?. Reuters. March 2013 .

Hendershot, D. An Overview of Inherently Safer Design. Process Safety Progress. June 2006 .

Henley, Ernest J., H. Kumamoto. Probabilistic Risk Assessment: Reliability Engineering, Design, and Analysis. 1991 .

Heppenstall, J. 22 Billion Energy Slaves. 2013-11-08.

Hipple, J. 2007. Improve Check Listing with Predictive Failure Analysis.

Hopkins, A. Lessons from Longford: The Esso Gas Plant Explosion. CCH Australia Ltd. 2000

Inherent-Safety (United Kingdom Health & Safety Executive). Offshore Hydrocarbon Releases Statistics and Analysis, 2002.

Hubbert, M. King. Nuclear Energy and the Fossil Fuels. American Petroleum Institute. June 1956.


International Association of Drilling Contractors. Health, Safety and Environmental Case Guideline for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units. Issue 3.2. October 2006.

International Association of Oil & Gas Producers. Recommended Practice on Key Performance Indicators. Report No. 456. April 2011.

International Maritime Organization (IMO). Guidelines for Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) for Use in the IMO Rule-Making Process. April 2002.

ISO 17776:2000(E). 2000. Petroleum and natural gas industries — Offshore production installations - Guidelines on tools and techniques for hazards risk assessment.

ISO 19011. 2002. Guidelines for auditing management systems.

ISO 31010. 2009. Risk Management - Risk Assessment Techniques.

ISO/IEC 17021. 2011. Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems.


Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Survey of Technologies Available to Detect Small Leaks on the Trans Alaska Pipeline.

Juran J.M. Quality Handbook. 1951. Republished McGraw-Hill 1999.


Khan, F. et al. Avoid the domino effect via proper risk assessment. Chemical Engineering Progress. October 2000.

Kinsella, Kevin. UK Offshore Safety Cases: Lessons Learnt. SPE Seminar, Houston. September 2010.

Kletz, T. 1993. Lessons From Disaster: How Organizations Have No Memory And Accidents Recur. Institution of Chemical Engineers, Rugby, England.

Kletz, T. March 1997. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 55 (3): 263.

Knowlton, R. February 1992. An Introduction to Hazard and Operability Studies, The Guide Word Approach.


Lapp, Steven. April 2005. Extension and Vulnerability. Assessment Chemical Engineering Progress.

Lawley, H. April 1974. Chemical Engineering Progress, Vol. 70, No. 4.

Lees, F. 2004. Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. Elsevier, Burlington, MA.

Louvar, J. F. How to Prevent Process Safety Accidents. Process Safety Progress. June 2011.


Macalister, Terry. Tony Hayward: Report. Guardian, 2011-01-11.

Maguire, R. Safety Cases and Safety Reports. Ashgate. 2006.

Mannan, M., H. West, K. Krishna, A. Aldeeb, N. Keren, S. Saraf, Y. Liu, and M. Gentile. July-November 2005. The Legacy of Bhopal:  The Impact over the Last 20 Years and Future Direction. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. Vol. 18, no. 4-6.

Medina, R. et al. Behavioral Safety in a Refinery. Professional Safety. August 2009. 

Minerals Management Service (MMS). Safety and Environmental Management Systems for Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Operations. 30 CFR Part 250.. June 17, 2009.

Ministry of Defence (UK). Safety Management Requirements for Defence Systems. Defence Standard 00:56, Issue 2. December 1996.

Ministry of Defence (UK). Safety Management Requirements for Defence Systems Part 1. Interim Defence Standard 00:56, Issue 3. December 2004.

Montara Commission of Inquiry. Commonwealth of Australia. June 2010.

Mostia, B. September 2003. Avoid Error. Chemical Processing.

Muhlbauer, W. 2003. Pipeline Risk Management Manual. 3rd ed. Gulf Professional Publishing .


NACE MR0175-2009. Petroleum and natural gas industries - Materials for use in H2S-containing environments in oil and gas production.

National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. January 2011.

Nelms, C. Robert. The Problem with Root Cause Analysis. 2007.

New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection. Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act (TCPA) Program. 1986.

Nevada Chemical Accident Prevention Program (CAPP). 1991.

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 780. 2008 Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems.

Nimmo, Ian. Effective Shift Handover. Chemical Processing. 2006.

NOPSA 2009. National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority (Australia). Safety Case Approach.

NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission). 1975. Reactor Safety Study: An assessment of accident risks in U.S. commercial nuclear power plants.


Olesky, John. December 2012. Diminishing Returns, Diminishing Awareness. The Overuse of Reflective Vests.

OSHA (U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration). 1992. Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals. 29 CFR 1910.119.

Ostrowski S., K. Keim. October 2008. A HAZOP Methodology for Transient Operations. 11th Annual Symposium, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center.

O'Toole, Michael F., David Nalbone. June 2005. Is the Safety Climate a Barometer of Safety Results? American Society of Safety Engineers.

Overton, T., G.M. King. Inherently Safer Technology: An Evolutionary Approach. Process Safety Progress. June 2006.  

Overton, T., Scott Berger. Process Safety: How Are You Doing? Chemical Engineering Progress. May 2008.


Paleontological Research Institution. History of Oil.

Parker, W. SEMS Workshop Opening Statement. Offshore Operators Committee. 2009-09-02.

Parkinson, Gerald. Professional Bureaucracy. Chemical Engineering, March 2013.

Pasquill, F. 1961. The estimation of the dispersion of windborne material. Meteorological Magazine. Vol. 90. No. 1063.

Pearch C., J. Kitka. April 2000. A look at the new ISO 9000:2000. Hydrocarbon Processing.

Philley, J. January 2006. Collar hazards with a Bow-Tie. Chemical Processing.

Philley, J. Structured What-if Approach to Process Hazards Analysis. 24th Annual TCC/ACIT EHS Seminar, June 2011.  

Pitblado, R. October 2008. Global Process Industry Initiatives to Reduce Major Accident Hazards. 11th Annual Symposium, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center.

Polymer-based Piping. Chemical Engineering. July 2013.


Rasche, Tilman. Development of a Safety Case Methodology for the Minerals Industry - a Discussion Paper. University of Queensland. October 2001.


Sanders, Roy E. Chemical Process Safety: Learning From Case Histories. Gulf Professional Publishing. 2005.

Saraf, Sanjeev. Forecast for process safety in the 21st century. Hydrocarbon Processing. Nov 2009.

Schueppert, S. Dropped Tools are a Dangerous Problem. Hydrocarbon Processing. 2013.

Simmons, M. January 14, 2009. Is Oil's Future Sustainable? Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations.

Simmons, S.B., A.J. Robb. Security is Everybody's Business: Transforming Security into a Core Business Practice in the SHE Model. Society of Petroleum Engineers. March 2007.

SINTEF. Offshore Reliability Data Handbook 5th Edition, Volume 1 - Topside Equipment, Volume 2 - Subsea Equipment. 2009.

Skelton, R.L. How good is Hazop? IChemE Loss Prevention Bulletin 142.

Slovic, P.  1992. Perception of risk: reflections on the psychometric paradigm. Social Theories of Risk, 95-108 .

Smith, Sandy. 2007. Behavior-Based Safety: Myth or Magic?

Spouge, J. A Guide to Quantitative Risk Assessment for Offshore Installations. DNV. 1999.

Strack, B. January 1995. Employee Participation. Chemical Processing.

Stix, Gary. Bhopal: a tragedy in waiting. IEEE Spectrum. June 1989.

Strunk, William. E.B. White. The Elements of Style. 1999.

Sutton, I. 1997. Process Safety Management. Southwestern Books.

Sutton, I. December 2008. Use Root Cause Analysis to Understand and Improve Process Safety Culture. Process Safety Progress.

Sutton, I , 2010a. Behavior-based safety.

Sutton, I , 2010b. Process Risk and Reliability Management. Elsevier.

Sutton, Ian S. May 2013. Summarizing the Deepwater Horizon/Macondo Reports. Offshore Technology Confererence. Houston, Virginia.


Taleb, Nassim Nicholas. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable.

Threet, T., August 1992. Chemical Process Safety Report. Random House. 2007. New York.

Transportation Research Board Special Report 309: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Offshore Safety and Environmental Management Systems. 2012.


United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA). 2003. Fire and Explosion Guidance.

U.S. Department of Energy. September 1991. Office of Nuclear Energy. Writer’s Guide for Technical Procedures.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. October 1975. Reactor Safety Study.


Vancauwenberghe, Wim, The Basics of Safe Maintenance: What Can We Learn from a Survey on Safe Maintenance? BEMAS - Belgian Maintenance Association. March 2011.

Vesely, W. Fault Tree Handbook. 1981.

Vincoli, J. W. Making Sense of OSHA Compliance. 1997. Government Institutes.


Walker, Vornel. Designing a Process Flowsheet. May 2009.

Whipple, T., R. Pitblado. 2008. Applied Risk-Based Process Safety: A consolidated risk register and focus on risk communication.

White, J., D. Smith. Evaluate pressure relief system forces in existing installations. Hydrocarbon Processing. January 2013.

Wilkinson, P. Safety Cases: Success or Failure? Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources (Australia). May 2002.

Wright, T. Still searching for Buncefield answers. Hydrocarbon Processing. September 2006.


Zabetakis, M. 1965. Flammability characteristics of combustible gases and vapors. Bulletin 627, Bureau of Mines.

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