Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries, Vol.43, 537-548, 2016
Insights into process safety incidents from an analysis of CSB investigations
Many incidents have helped to define and develop process safety. Each has provided valuable learning opportunities. However, it is even more important to identify insights that can be obtained from an analysis of a large set of incidents that represents those that typically occur. This larger picture illuminates trends and commonalities and provides learning opportunities that are even more important than the causes of any one individual incident. The Chemical Safety Board has published the results of over 60 investigations of process safety incidents. These data have been analyzed to identify commonalities and trends so that measures to help protect against future incidents can be developed. Recommendations are made to address key issues identified. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.