Proccess safety BEACON – AUGUST 2021

Proccess safety BEACON – AUGUST 2021

An incident in DeRidder, Louisiana, on February 8, 2017, was investigated and reported by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB). The explosion occurred in a condensate tank (mostly water but containing some organic material) which led to an unanticipated flammable...

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Proccess safety BEACON – JULY 2021

Proccess safety BEACON – JULY 2021

On February 5, 2021, a water treatment plant employee in Oldsmar, Florida, noticed that the cursor was moving strangely on the control computer screen, Initially, there was no concern; the plant used remote access software to allow staff to share screens and...

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Proccess safety BEACON – JUNE 2021

Proccess safety BEACON – JUNE 2021

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) collected data from 105 dust explosion from 2006 through 2017. The CSB did not review all the incidents from that timeframe. The CSB data was then categorized into several broad industry types. Figure 1: CSB Dust Explosion...

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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