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March 2021

Integrating Process Safety Into Engineering

The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) recently published a new book titled, “Guidelines For Integrating Process Safety Into Engineering Projects.” This book was developed by a committee of experienced industry leaders including author Mike Broadribb, Senior Principal Process Safety Consultant.

Process safety in engineering projects involves leadership, managers, engineers, operating and maintenance personnel, contractors, vendors, suppliers, and support staff. Therefore, these guidelines were prepared for a wide audience.

The guidelines in this book focus on a proactive approach for implementing process safety activities at the optimum timeframe, while also reactively conducting “cold eyes” reviews to provide assurance that nothing significant has been missed. This approach ensures that if the right process safety activities are conducted at the right time, project leadership will have the right information in order to make the right risk management decisions regarding safety.

The book provides the engineering and process safety deliverables for each stage of the project life cycle from concept appraisal through to decommissioning at end of life. Impacts to the project budget, timeline, and the safety and operability of the delivered equipment are also discussed.
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Learn more about key features of this new guideline in Mike Broadribb’s article, “Guidelines for integrating process safety into engineering projects,” featured in the Process Safety Progress magazine’s March 2021 edition. Read it here!

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