Book: Process Risk and Reliability Management

Ebook: Occupational Safety


  Inherent Safety
  Occupational Safety
  Process Safety
Safety Moments

Standard Examples

Ebook: Inherent Safety


Safety in the process industries can be into three broad categories: Inherent, Process and Occupational. There is a good deal of overlap between the three categoies; for example putting a bund wall around a tank could be considered to be either a process safety or an inherent safety initiative.

Occupational Safety — sometimes referred to as personal or hard hat safety — is concerned with events that result from unsafe acts or conditions, and that generally affect only one person, or a small group. It covers topics such as vessel entry, vehicle movement, protective clothing and tripping hazards.

The topic of Occupational Safety is large and covers many different activities and disciplines including health and human factors — topics that are discussed in other ebooks in this series. In order to give a feel as to the topics covered the contents of a typical Safety Manual are shown here


Safety Manual
  1. Introduction
  2. Safety Policy and Philosophy
  3. Medical Records
  4. Incident Reporting and Investigation
  5. Hazardous Materials
  6. Environmental
  7. Electrical
  8. Contractors
  9. Authorization to Work
  10. Lockout / Tagout
  11. Confined Space Entry
  12. Alarm Systems
  13. Combustible Gas Detectors
  14. Driving
  15. Compressed Gas Cylinders
  16. Tank/Vessel Cleaning
  17. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  18. Fall Protection
  19. Health
  20. Emergency Management
  21. First Aid
  22. Hand and Power Tools
  23. Cranes, Chain Hoists, Sling Ropes
  24. Excavations, Trenching, Shoring
  25. Pipelines
  26. Offshore Operations
  27. Laboratories
  28. Office Safety
Chemical Hazards
  Falling Objects
Pointless Activities

Other Materials

We provide a  video to do with Occupational Safety.

For discussions and updates to do with Occuptional Safety please visit our Plant Design and Operations blog.

Purchasing Information

This ebook comes as part of a package; it includes:

  • The video
  • The ebook
  • The storyboard to go with the video
  • The test

The package can be downloaded here.

About the Author

Ebook: Occupational Safety

Ian Sutton is a chemical engineer with over 40 years experience in the process industries. He has worked on the design and operation of offshore platforms, refineries, chemical plants, pipelines and minerals processing facilities.


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