July 2002

Safety/Loss Prevention

Hazard identification and management – an overview

Processing hydrocarbons is a risky business. Yet, HPI companies daily use systems that manage potentially hazardous chemicals with the utmost safety and produce high-value products

Nair, M. P. Sukumaran, Special Secretary to Government of Kerala, and Chairman, Chemical Engineering Division Board of the Institution of Engineers

In the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI), we must handle, store and process large quantities of hazardous chemicals and intermediates. This condition poses potential risk of exposure to employees and the neighboring community. Presently, governmental authorities, industry associations and civic groups are very much concerned on how to minimize potential exposure from HPI activities to the public and the environment. Previous actions were to investigate an incident after it occurred and then make necessary prevention changes to avoid reoccurrence. Today, this approach is not acceptable. A single incident could result in loss of many lives and jeopardize the company's livel

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