ProjectAims and Description
Human Performance
Started: 2018
Last met: March 2018
Chair: Philippe Noel

Members of this Working Group will invest the role of human error on serious incidents and describe best practices to improve.

Hazards of Loading/Unloading Operations
Started: 2016
Last met: April 2018
Chair: Oliver Dewaele

Loading and unloading operations of hazardous materials can result in hazardous releases of these materials if the risks related to these operations are not properly understood and managed. Errors during loading can also expose substances to residue or contaminants, and may lead to reactions between incompatible materials. The combination of the typical quantities of handled materials, the high dependence on human intervention, and, the likelihood of exposure in case of a release, emphasizes the need to fully understand and manage the associated risks.
Process Safety in Pharma and Consumer Industries
Started: 2015
Last met: March 2018
Chair: Jörn Bernhard Buhn

The pharmaceuticals sector provides some unusual challenges for process safety, with much use of batch production, frequent adaptation of plant design, and complex process requirements. This environment is not unique to drug manufacture, but it requires specific process safety expertise. The objective of this group is experience exchange relating to pharmaceutical industries or those operating with similar processes.
Semi-Quantitative Risk Evaluation Methods
Started: 2014
Last met: April 2018
Chair: Ulrich Hoercher

This group will share experience in using semi-quantitative risk evaluation and risk matrix methods to determine their general suitability for process industry in Europe.

EPSC Learning Sheet

The EPSC Learning Sheet is meant to stimulate discussion on important process safety topics at operational sites and to improve competency & awareness in a pleasant format. The latest topic is: Chloride Stress Cracking.