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Investigators Find Operating, Training Deficiencies Contributed to Fatal Refinery Explosion

OSHA cited BP with 10 serious violations, saying the gas production plant lacked adequate training and process controls for leaks. The explosion killed two workers in September.

Online Course Tackles Risk-Based Process Safety for All Engineers

Risk is a common thread that runs throughout all engineering disciplines. This course aims to present how to understand and identify hazards, analyze risk, and understand the importance of a comprehensive management system.

Report Reveals Growing Gap Between Process Safety Goals and Reality

Data from Sphera’s latest Safety Report reveals a persistent gap between the intent and reality of process safety management, while environmental, social, and governance concerns are a growing consideration for process-safety management and operational-risk management professionals.

Incident Results in Evaluation of Functional Safety Life Cycle

An incident at Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) resulted in an investigation that revealed that, even though required risk-reduction levels were achieved in design, the rest of the safety instrumentation life cycle phases were not rigorously adhered to. This paper presents various actions taken by PDO to make sure that what is designed is operated and maintained as intended.

IOGP Releases Report on Process Safety Fundamentals

The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers developed its Process Safety Fundamentals report to support companies as they seek to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, severe and fatal process-safety events.

Analysis of Process Safety Data Aims To Keep People Alive

The IOGP Safety Committee has conducted a multiyear strategic project to focus on fatality prevention, known as Project Safira, which addresses transportation safety, personal safety, and process safety. This paper presents data-analysis work conducted on process safety and the associated learnings.

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