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Sawyer, M.

Apex Safety Consultants, Houston, Texas

Mike Sawyer is a consulting engineer at Apex Safety Consultants Inc. in Houston, Texas. For the past 34 yr, he has participated in numerous incident investigations ranging from petrochemical, refining and oil field sites to general industry. Notable investigations include the BP Texas City refinery and ESSO Longford gas plant explosions.

Prevent human-created hazards with improved job safety analysis

Apex Safety Consultants: Sawyer, M.  |  Jayawardena, P.

Safety incidents have occurred since the beginning of time. If a “hunter-gatherer” failed to return at the end of a day, the remaining group members took it in stride.

Minimize false assurances in hazard analyses

Apex Safety Consultants: Sawyer, M.

Hazard analysis is a powerful and highly effective tool for identifying and evaluating potential hazards and control measures (Fig. 1). Its versatility provides an economical and insightful assessment..

Conceptually, accidents are a fallacy

Apex Safety Consultants: Sawyer, M.

Webster’s unabridged dictionary defines accident as “Literally, a befalling; an event that takes place without one’s foresight or expectation; an undesigned, sudden and unexpected event..

Safety and environmental management compliance

Apex Safety Consultants: Sawyer, M.

A brief review of common certification programs that can enhance performance

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