ProjectAims and Description
Started: Dec 2018
Chair: Gus Carroll
Digitalization is about the many techniques that become available that can help to improve process safety. The aim is to help your company to determine a useful strategy.
Process Safety Fundamentals
Started: Dec  2018
Chair: Dirk Roosendans
Process Safety Fundamentals will define useful “golden operational rules” that help to avoid process safety incidents. Besides the definition also the best practice for use and implementation will be discussed.
Human Performance
Started: 2018
Chair: Koerts/Schwarz
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
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
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.

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