November 2015

Special Report: Plant Safety and Environment

Effectively track personnel in hazardous environments

This article describes the strengths and weaknesses of various tracking technologies and their efficacy in a metallic equipment environment.

Sur, S., Tata Consultancy Services

The production, transmission, processing, refining and distribution of hydrocarbons involve substantial risk. Accidents and the subsequent environmental damages affect not just those responsible for the disaster, but also those in the vicinity. It is, therefore, important to identify potential hazards and to evaluate and quantify associated risks. Comprehensive plans to mitigate such risks, which cover relevant work procedures and stakeholder actions, must be deployed and institutionalized. Adopting well-defined health, safety and environmental (HSE) policies will help oil and gas companies safeguard employees and improve operations. In spite of implementing best policies and procedures, t

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