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    Process & Personal Safety When Loading Fuel


    Process and Personal Safety in Loading Low Conductivity Distillate Fuels, Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel, Aviation JP-1

    All of us working in the oil gas industry are focused on attaining and maintaining a zero accident work place. A large element of this focus is on individual safety. Clearly individual/personnel safety in the workplace is of the utmost importance, and, is the fundamental goal of all safety programs. However, equally important is the safety of the many processes that personnel come directly or indirectly in contact with that expose individuals to unsafe conditions. The lack of focus on “process” safety was unfortunately highlighted in the recent report by the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, in review of the BP’s Texas City Refinery Accident. The board reported “Process safety programs to protect the lives of workers and the public deserve the same level of attention, investment, and scrutiny as companies now dedicate to managing their financial controls[1]”.

    [1] US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Report, press conference, Carolyn W. Merritt, as Reported by Associated Press, Boston Globe, Wednesday 21 March 2007, Page D2.

    App Note – 07 – 005 – Process and Personal Safety

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