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Managing Process Safety in the Age of Digital Transformation
December 14, 2018
An emerging category of enterprise software system applies proven risk models to support improved operational decision-making.
Webcast Results from Petrotechnics’ 2018 Process Safety & Operational Risk Management Survey
December 6, 2018
View the webcast to learn the insights industry leaders shared as well as our takeaways.
Emerging Themes From International Process Safety Symposium
November 1, 2018
Great conference on Process Safety this week, organised by the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center. This is the 21st annual international symposium and it started on bittersweet note following the recent news of Dr Sam Mannan’s passing. Many remembered the key role he had in driving the centre forward and spoke of his fantastic energy, enthusiasm, deep process safety knowledge and...
2018 Process Safety and Operational Risk Management survey report – part 2
October 23, 2018
Having explored, in part one of the Petrotechnics 2018 report, how operational risk management (ORM) and process safety management (PSM) in the global hydrocarbon industry are feeling the squeeze following the low oil price, part two explores the overwhelmingly positive views coming from senior industry leaders about the digital horizon.
2018 Process Safety and Operational Risk Management survey report – part 1
September 1, 2018
Petrotechnics’ 2018 survey report 1 uncovers how senior leaders across the global hydrocarbon industry perceive process safety culture and risk awareness.
Do we really know how to manage risk? Whitepaper
January 7, 2018
Even following 20-30 years' worth of investment in process safety management, major incidents are occurring at a steady rate each year…
Safety: Process Safety and Risk Management – An Industry View
November 14, 2017
In 2017, Petrotechnics released its process safety and risk management (PSM) survey. The survey respondents were senior leaders in the fields of process safety, asset integrity and operational risk management in the hydrocarbon industry. The survey produced some interesting and occasionally startling insights into the state of operational risk and safety management.
Who is Responsible for Managing Process Safety Risk?
October 20, 2017
Few would argue that process safety approaches developed and implemented over the past 20-30 years have enabled us to improve the design basis for our facilities. Yet we still see major incidents occurring at a steady rate each year. This begs the question, who is responsible for managing process safety risk?
2017 Survey on Process Safety and Risk Management
October 4, 2017
Management teams on facilities know what could go wrong, what the consequences could be, how they should be managed as well as the controls that should be in place to manage the risks. But that knowledge must be translated into every corner of the organization, including the frontline. Petrotechnics' Simon Jones outlines the responses of over 200 industry experts who...
Petrotechnics 2017 Survey on Process Safety and Operational Risk Management – Report
September 25, 2017
Petrotechnics recently completed a survey uncovering how more than 200 senior leaders across the global hydrocarbon industry perceive operational risk and process safety management (PSM). The 2017 report includes some interesting and occasionally startling insights into the state of operational risk and safety management. Safety culture, the real-world experience of risk, the various factors that affect and drive safety performance, and...
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