Category Archives: Supply Chain Management

Process Safety and Low Oil Prices

Written on March 1, 2015 at 12:00 am, by

In this Tip of the Month, we reflect back to December 2008, and get a reminder from the United States Chemical Safety Board (CSB) to remain focused on process safety and accident prevention during this time of lower oil prices. During the economic downturn of 2008, oil prices dropped significantly. The latest drop in crudeContinue Reading

The Importance of Leadership in Process Safety Management

Written on August 1, 2014 at 12:00 am, by

The first pillar of Risk Based Process Safety Management is “Commitment to Process Safety.”  A formalized mentoring system can ensure workforce involvement, compliance with company and regulatory requirements, increase the competency of personnel and enhance the process safety culture of the entire organization.  Within this element there are several essential features that lead to aContinue Reading

Debriefing Jobs Provides Several Benefits Associated With Process Safety

Written on January 1, 2014 at 8:00 am, by

A pillar of Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS) is Learn from Experience.  The work we do and the processes we use to analyze our work provide significant learning opportunities to enhance process safety competency.  This is a derivative of Kolb’s experiential learning cycle [1], but many times we fail to take advantage of the learningContinue Reading

What is Mentoring?

Written on February 1, 2013 at 6:30 am, by and

What is Mentoring? In this Tip of the Month, we explore how process safety competency can be enhanced through mentoring programs. This TOTM is the paper that was developed by JMC Instructor/Consultants Clyde Young and Keith Hodges presentation at the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) 8th Global Conference on Process Safety in April, 2012. Continue Reading

Vigilance in Outside Contracting

Written on August 1, 2007 at 10:19 pm, by

The Tip of the Month for May raised awareness of the role of process safety management (PSM) in preventing accidents. You may be aware that OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 determines what constitutes a PSM regulated facility and other laws such as Section 304 of the Clean Air Act address PSM training for employees. These areContinue Reading