2018 Process Safety and Operational Risk Management survey report – part 1
Feeling the Squeeze
The 2018 edition of Petrotechnics’ process safety (PSM) and operational risk management report builds on insights gained from the 2017 survey. With contributions from senior managers and leaders in the fields of process safety, operational risk management, asset integrity, HSE, and loss prevention, this is part one of a two-part report that looks at the key current issues.
Here we explore how far the oil price downturn and knock-on budgetary squeezes are affecting safety performance; the real world experience of safety and risk and where that exceeds – or falls short of – expectations; the relationship between safety culture, human factors, technology and engineering practice. The second part of the report will look at technology issues in more depth.