Process Safety Articles

  • Case study - msdsBinders instrumental in implementing RBS Bulk Systems safety policies

    Introduction RBS Bulk Systems provides high-quality dry and liquid bulk transportation services throughout Western Canada and the United States. For RBS, accurate MSDS management is essential to ensure both safety and compliance while transporting a broad range of products for their customers. Situation Prior to becoming a msdsBinders ...

  • Safety Leadership Spotlight | Using Leading Indicators to Drive Organizational Safety Performance

    On January 18th, I sat down with EHSQ Community member, and Principal, Larry Coco, of ESH & Quality Consulting, to hear his thoughts on how leading indicators are transforming workplace safety in business. Over the last 30 years, Larry has managed ESHQ teams in the commercial nuclear industry with Westinghouse and on operations contractor teams at Department of Energy weapons production ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Carcinogens are Cancer Causing Chemicals

    What’s at Stake? A carcinogen is any substance that can cause cancer. They are chronic toxins that cause damage after repeated or long-term exposure. For some people, the workplace can be a source of exposure to some carcinogens, such as asbestos, benzene, or formaldehyde. What’s the Danger? Benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet ...


    By SafetySmart

  • 5 Creative & Fun Ways to Keep Safety Top-of-Mind

    The most successful EHS programs are those that are part of company culture and actively engage employees in the process. Safety does not have to seem like a chore or even boring. Engage your employees with using creative, funny or interesting art throughout the facility.  Of course, safety is no joke, but it's nice to take a moment every once in a while and see the lighter side. Here are ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • About Chemical Process Plants and Usage of Tanks

    In today’s scenario industrial development has reached new heights with many large scale factories and plants being set up to form numerous products for the benefit of mankind. One such plant which has seen vast growth in the last few years is Chemical Process Plant. As the name describes, such plants have been set ...


    By Greenplant Stainless Ltd

  • ARCO Chemical - Case Study

    Custom Designed Furnace Reclaims $100,000 Condenser PCPC burn-off oven removed 4,240 lbs. of styrene polymer in compliance with local environmental laws. The Problem: ARCO Chemical Company's Beaver Valley plant in Monaca, PA, a manufacturer of styrene-based plastics, was experiencing severe problems and expense with the periodic cleaning of their ...

  • An Overview of STI Group’s Services for the Chemical and Petrochemical Industries

    At chemical plants it is crucial for operations to be run at optimal efficiency in order to continually satisfy the needs of chemical customers and to allow the facility to remain productive and profitable. Chemical plant facilities and equipment must be fabricated with the highest degree of quality, durability, and reliability. Likewise, maintenance of the facility must be conducted by highly ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Tof-HRMS: Rescuing low-exposure bioanalysis applications from chemical noise

    The drug development process requires pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis to be performed as part of safety and efficacy studies in both preclinical species and human subjects. For high-sensitivity bioanalysis, liquid chromatography (LC) coupled to a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (LC-MS/MS) is considered the gold standard for quantification. However, for some low-exposure applications, ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Top 10 Most Cited Workplace Safety Violations for Fiscal Year 2015

    The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) reminds workers and industry of the need to address health and safety hazards in the workplace.  Recently, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) named its top ten most cited violations of 2015 at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo.  OSHA publishes this annual list to alert employers ...

  • Organizational Process Safety: Taking Process Safety to the Next Level

    There are many models for process safety management that have evolved since the late 80s. Most companies involved in manufacture, storage, use, and transportation of highly hazardous chemicals have adopted one or more versions of these models, and yet we continue to see many serious and catastrophic incidents each year. This white paper illustrates a model that identifies elements from the ...

  • Process safety and risk management audits for a ceramics manufacturing facility – Case Study

    Challenge Antea Group was contracted by a large, advanced materials organization to provide a Process Safety Management and Risk Management Program compliance audit of a specialty ceramics manufacturing facility in New Hampshire. Processing at the facility is related to the crystalline growth of materials used in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Processing at the facility ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • EPA’s OCSPP Agrees to More Communication, Transparency, and Efficiency When Processing Pesticide Petitions

    On October 27, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report on an evaluation conducted by OIG entitled “EPA Needs Policies and Procedures to Manage Public Pesticide Petitions in a Transparent and Efficient Manner” (OIG ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Corrosion and fouling control in process equipment

    Effective chemical treatment programmes can help to prevent plant damage and financial losses arising from corrosion and fouling. Corrosion attack is an omnipresent threat in oil refineries and petrochemical plants. It may lead to loss of production, cost of maintenance and repairs, replacement cost for equipment, safety aspects and potential environmental impact. If corrosion is ...


    By Kurita

  • Instrumented Safety: The right balance

    The different functional safety guides and standards such as IEC61508/511, which impose formal schemes for the safety instrumented functions (SIF), have brought significant safety gains to the process industry over the last 30 years. Still, we can observe a drift in the application of those standards, which often leads to increased costs, loss of operability, and, more worrying, a false ...

  • EMEA Safety in Action Conference - New Speaker Announced

    EMEA Safety in Action Conference Process Safety Track October, 21st & 22nd in Antwerp Raise Standards in Your Process Safety Performance Convert Innovative and High-Level Insight from recognised Global Leaders and Experienced Professionals in Process Safety into improved safety performance on your site at the first Process Safety Track during the 2015 EMEA Safety in ...

  • Good Intentions Aren’t Enough: Improving process safety leadership

    A major global chemical company with a good reputation for safety was recently called out by Dr. David Michaels, the head of OSHA, who said: “[This company] promotes itself as having a ‘world-class safety’ culture and even markets its safety expertise to other employers, but these four preventable workplace deaths and the very serious hazards we uncovered at this facility are ...

  • Managing Process Safety in Ageing Plants to Limit Risk

    Deteriorating components lead to premature failure and unsafe conditions Most industrial plants in the UK and Europe were built between 1960 and 1980 and were expected to operate for no more than 40 years. However, many are still operating today - several years past their expected life span. A lot of equipment is being still used in accordance with the initially selected design ...


    By Elfab Limited

  • BST Presents Eight Critical Safety Issues at the 2015 Safety in Action® Conference

    We're proud to unveil the eight safety issues facing organizations today at this year's Safety in Action Conference in Orlando, Florida. Based on our experience in the field, we've selected these issues for their potential to affect the future of safety practice and performance. Their solutions will require the insight of employees at every level of the organization. Join us March 19-21 as we ...

  • BST Presents Eight Critical Safety Issues at the 2015 Safety in Action® Conference

    We're proud to unveil the eight safety issues facing organizations today at this year's Safety in Action Conference in Orlando, Florida. Based on our experience in the field, we've selected these issues for their potential to affect the future of safety practice and performance. Their solutions will require the insight of employees at every level of the organization. Join us March 19-21 as we ...

  • Preview: 2015 Safety in Action Guide - 8 Issues Shaping Safety Now

    Safety leaders have a lot to be proud of in today's workplace. Across industry, organizations are enjoying record low injury rates. Safety now has a place on the organizational agenda and there is greater safety literacy across more employees in more places than ever before. The journey that safety has been on the past 30-plus years has helped unpack the idea that injuries are not inevitable and ...

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