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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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EPSC - European process safety centre

EPSC - European Process Safety Centre

EPSC - the European Process Safety Centre - is an international not for profit collaboration of industries who share a common goal of eliminating process safety incidents.

EPSC's members are companies from the chemical, energy, pharmaceutical, and related sectors.

EPSC's members secure the following benefits for themselves and the wider European chemical industry:

  • sharing and dissemination of information and experience on safety technology and accident prevention
  • advice to the European Commission to enable pragmatic development of Seveso legislation
  • identification of emerging safety-related issues or gaps in knowledge where guidelines or reports could be produced or commissioned.
  • outreach to organisations with potential to advance the practice of process safety
  • transfer of knowledge from elsewhere to Europe and between European countries
  • access to information from a single source

Click here for information on how to join