7 steps to plant safety

Oct. 13, 2015
Fight plant complacency by instilling a sense of vulnerability.

Plants with good safety performance often face a problem just because they haven’t suffered significant incidents for a long time. Complacency can develop, undermining the discipline required to maintain safety. We always must remember that safety is not a bankable commodity.

Instilling an ongoing sense of unease requires conscientious and continual efforts. To begin with, all site personnel, from managers on down, should study hazard-and-operability and other risk evaluations for the plant to understand the potential dangers. Then, you must regularly remind staff of the type of incidents they could face if they don’t remain alert.

To learn more about safety, read “Worker Safety: Stimulate a Sense of Vulnerability” from Chemical Processing.

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