Proccess safety BEACON – October 2020

Proccess safety BEACON – October 2020

On August 4, 2020, a massive explosion occurred in Beirut, Lebanon that killed at least 160 people, injured  more than 5,000 and left an estimated 300,000 people homeless*. At this time, no estimate of damages or cause of the explosion are...

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Proccess safety BEACON – September 2020

Proccess safety BEACON – September 2020

An employee used alcohol-based hand sanitizer, according to current recommendations for COVID-19 personal hygiene. After application, but before the liquid sanitizer had fully evaporated and dried, the individual touched a metal surface where a build-up of static...

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Proccess safety BEACON – August 2020

Proccess safety BEACON – August 2020

There have been many fires and explosions in our industry over the years due to ignition during spark-producing Hot Work. The May 2020 Beacon covered the fatal consequences from one such event. One element of preparing for Hot Work is to check for – and prevent – the...

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RIGOROUS, RESPONSIBLE AND CONCERTED MANAGEMENT OF RISKS RELATED TO DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

  • Risk analysis, evaluation and control
  • Preparation of an emergency response plan
  • Risk communication
  • Creation of a Joint Municipal/Industry Committee (JMIC)
  • Reference values for effect thresholds for land use planning