|Our next course on the above topic will be held in Houston the week of April 22nd 2013. Details are provided here. |
|SEMS II - like most process safety regulations - has a Stop Work provision. But offshore platforms have a near-military structure where orders and given and obeyed.|
If the Claymore employee had disobeyed his OIM it is likely that many lives would have been saved. But he chose not to act without explicit orders.
Further discussion is provided
|The second edition of this ebook is available. Details are provided here. Sample pages are available here.|
Topics discussed include:
- Elements of culture
- Warning flags over your organization
- Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
- Lagging and Leading Indicators
- KPI limitations
- API RP 754
- Behavior Based Safety
- Employee Participation
- Stakeholder Outreach
- Inherent Safety
|The fifth edition of this ebook has been published. Details are available here. Sample pages are available here.|
One of the first customers for the ebook, Yigal Riezel, had this to say on LinkedIn,
Following the discussion here few days ago I got already this Ebook and "Scanned" it few hours ago. It is interesting, practical and very helpful in implementing safety, risk and culture issues in various risky systems. I am not surprised as I follow Ian's, up to date, books, articles and even few lectures already 20 years. Ian, thanks for your contribution to my work as practical, trainer and lecturer in safety management.
|The 7th edition of Operating Procedures for the Process Industries is available. This 114 page ebook provides detailed guidance on writing and publishing an operating manual. |
Further information to do with the ebook is provided here; sample pages can be downloaded here. Discussion to do with the topic of operating procedures is available here.
|The ebook describes the topics of Prestartup Safety Reviews and Operational Readiness. Further information to do with the book is provided here. Sample pages are available here and some general discussion here.|| |
The term Prestartup Safety Review is used by OSHA in its Process Safety Management standard. BSEE (Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement) uses the term Prestartup Review. A more comprehensive term is Operational Readiness. This term includes concepts such as "Care, Custody and Control", i.e., ensuring that the facility as built exactly matches what the designers intended.
Regardless of the term that is used, this ebook provides useful guidance on this important topic.
| ||The fifth edition of this ebook has been published. Details are available here. Sample pages are available here.|
This ebook describes how to conduct an incident investigation, and how to develop root causes from the findings.
|The tenth edition of this 70 page ebook (previously Fault Tree Analysis) has been published. Details are available here. Sample pages are available here.|| |
What Gets Measured Gets Done
There are many qualitative and subjective aspects to risk management, but, where possible, risk should be quantified. Doing so provides a basis for sensible and defensible decision making and for the rational allocation of resources.
This lengthy ebook provides a thorough description of the quantification of risk and how the results can be used. Topics discussed include:
- Pareto principle;
- Fault tree analysis;
- Event tree analysis;
- Monte Carlo simulation;
- Markov models; and
- Layers of Protection analysis.
OTC 2013: SEMS Session
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|If you are leading a Process Hazards Analysis then this ebook is for you. Many of he commonly identified hazards are described and discussed. |
Details are available here. Sample pages are available here.
Use of the examples shown in in this ebook will help speed up your PHAs and will improve the quality of the analysis. This ebook is also a great reference if you are looking for ideas for Safety Moments and Lunch & Learns.
Key Performance Indicators and API RP 754
| ||We have written some material to do with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and API RP 754. The pages can be downloaded here. Further information is provided at our KPI / RP 754 page.|
The response to The SEMS Report has been good so we have decided to start a new publication, The PSM Report. It will cover process safety management issues for onshore and offshore facilities around the world.
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