July 2019

Environment and Safety

Support robust process safety management platforms with less reliance on incident investigations

Accepting that incidents are inevitable can be considered a form of institutionalized normalization of deviance.

Caudill, J., Contributing Writer

Accepting that incidents are inevitable can be considered a form of institutionalized normalization of deviance. Immense capital investment and human resources are dedicated to investigating incidents that have already created negative consequences. An entire industry has matured around this single process safety element, but is this really what is best for driving improvement? Some companies may feel defensive about their investigation program. This article provides alternative views to allow a paradigm shift in process safety philosophies. If audit findings are considered as preventative predictive process safety maintenance (PP-PSM), then the proverbial glass is seen as full. When other

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