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CCPS & EPSC European Conference on Process Safety and Big Data - Call for Abstracts

There is little time remaining in the call for abstracts to be submitted for the joint EPSC and CCPS conference on the use of Big Data techniques in process safety. Anybody wishing to contribute to the event should prepare their abstract by the 30th of June.

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IChemE Safety Centre Interactive Case Studies to Combat Hindsight Bias

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

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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Loss Prevention 2016 Late Poster Communications

Poster Communications at LP2016

The call for papers for the 15th Loss Prevention Symposium has closed. It is no longer possible to submit a scientific paper to be published.

However, if you have a contribution to make at the event, which fits one of the LP2016 themes (listed below), you can still present your work as a Poster Communication.

LP2016 Themes:

What to submit

Examples of eligible Poster Communications content/purpose include (but are not limited to) the:

  • communication of preliminary research results
  • advertisement of project ideas / invitation for new project partners
  • presentation of safety related innovations, commercial products and/or services

How to submit

To submit your work, send an abstract of no more than 500 words to You should include the names and affiliations of all contributing authors, and a contact email address for confirmation. Please also indicate whether the abstract represents academic, student, or industry work.


Poster Communication abstracts can be submitted as long as there is capacity available for further posters at the event, but latest by the

1st of March, 2016


Deadline for the registration of authors to have their contribution included in the programme is the 1st of March, 2016. Further details for registration for the event can be found here:

Early bird registration closes on the 15th of February, 2016.


Special pricing rates are available for exhibition spaces. Find full details of this in the sponsoring brochure (PDF).


If you have any questions about your abstract submission, or if you require assistance, feel free to contact us:
Tel: +44 (0) 1788 534409