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Hazards 27 Call For Papers
14/07/2016

The call for papers inviting contributions to Hazards 27 is now open with a deadline for abstract submission of 23 September 2016. The Hazards 27 conference will take place on 10–12 May 2017 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham.


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Hazardex 2017 Call for Papers
28/06/2016

There is a call for abstracts to be submitted for consideration for the programme of Hazardex 2017, which will be held in March, 2017. The deadline for submitting an abstract is the 23rd of September, 2016.


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IChemE Safety Centre Interactive Case Studies to Combat Hindsight Bias
15/06/2016

The IChemE Safety Centre recognises hindsight bias as a barrier to organisational learning. Lessons from past incidents may be dismissed - "It could never happen here." This series of case studies takes the form of a team training exercise, presenting operational decisions without knowing the outcome in advance. Finding a difficult balance of process engineering and business requirements, these exercises give context to allow in depth comparison and learning from past mistakes.


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CSB Draft Report Volumes on Human Factors at Macondo
21/04/2016

Earlier this month the US Chemical Safety Board released two draft volumes on human factors, competency, and regulatory issues contributing to the blowout of the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico. The report considers how these factors apply to offshore oil and gas in a context of US regulation, but the lessons learned can be applied to human decision making in any high hazard industry.


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Position Papers

EPSC position papers are made publically available, and give a high level overview of the state of a field of study and the position taken by EPSC on best practice in that field. They represent the aligned position of a working group in that field of study.

Making the Case for Process Safety Competence Pamphlet - Also available as downloadable PDF

Ageing Assets Position Paper

Process Safety Culture Position Paper 

Process Safety Indicators Pamphlet - Making The Case For Leading Indicators - Also available as downloadable PDF

Position Paper on Seveso II Revision

Position Paper - The Impact of Mergers and Aquisitions on Process Safety