Here's a link I should have known about long ago and didn't. It should probably be on the bookmark list of every process automation geek. The Abnormal Situation Management Consortium (ASM) is providing good information and research on the tricky business of keeping things together when they're starting to spin out of control.
Here's ASM's mission statement:
Operating teams empowered and enabled to proactively manage their plants to maximize safety and minimize environmental impact while allowing the processes to be pushed to their optimal limits.
The ASM Consortium promotes their vision by conducting research, testing and evaluating solutions that develop and advance the collective knowledge of the members, and by directing development of tools, best practices, and services that facilitate the conversion of ASM knowledge into practice.