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Why Organizational Process Safety is a Firewall Against Catastrophe

Why Organizational Process Safety is a Firewall Against Catastrophe

Catastrophic toxic releases, fire & explosions usually occur after a series of early warning signals, often subtle, are overlooked. Some organizations have been very successful in avoiding catastrophic events, even in environments with high risk factors and complex operations. Known as Highly Reliable Organizations (HROs), these operations have developed cultures that embrace the understanding of hazards and risk, drive proper management of risk, and value learning from experience.

DEKRA has developed the Organizational Process Safety solution suite that allows leadership to understand and address the underlying factors that contribute to catastrophic operational safety risk, to uncover organizational blind spots, and to identify cultural and leadership factors that contribute to exposures being ineffectively controlled.

While traditionally viewed as only a focus of the Chemical Industry, it is becoming increasingly clear that the risk of catastrophic fires, explosions, and chemical releases is not limited to this sector. Increasing number of organizations are recognizing the need to adopt process safety management systems and apply them beyond the limited scope of existing Process Safety regulatory requirements.

View this webinar to learn more about our leading approaches to managing operational safety risk. During this presentation we provide:

  • An overview of the DEKRA Organizational Process Safety model,
  • Introduce practical approaches to apply process safety outside of traditional chemical industry segments, and
  • Describe ways to improve an organization’s risk management effectiveness.

Several case studies from outside traditional chemical industry sectors will be offered to demonstrate how a holistic, risk-based process safety approach can help any organization trying to manage potentially catastrophic risk.

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