Process safety improvement--quality and target zero.

  title={Process safety improvement--quality and target zero.},
  author={Karl Van Scyoc},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  volume={159 1},
Process safety practitioners have adopted quality management principles in design of process safety management systems with positive effect, yet achieving safety objectives sometimes remain a distant target. Companies regularly apply tools and methods which have roots in quality and productivity improvement. The "plan, do, check, act" improvement loop, statistical analysis of incidents (non-conformities), and performance trending popularized by Dr. Deming are now commonly used in the context of… CONTINUE READING