Developing System-Based Leading Indicators for Proactive Risk Management in the Chemical Processing Industry

  title={Developing System-Based Leading Indicators for Proactive Risk Management in the Chemical Processing Industry},
  author={Olivier L. de Weck and Ibrahim A. Khawaji},
The chemical processing industry has faced challenges with achieving improvements in safety performance, and accidents continue to occur. When accidents occur, they usually have a confluence of multiple factors, suggesting that there are underlying complex systemic problems. Moreover, accident investigations often reveal that accidents were preventable and that many of the problems were known prior to those accidents, suggesting that there may have been early warning signs. System-based… CONTINUE READING


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