The argument for proactive process safety - Part 1

You can't wait for legislators and business owners to care enough to help.

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If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. This old aphorism was never more true than when applied to process safety—at least in the U.S. and other backward regions.Lip service about valuing employees' lives and health masks often insufficient safety mechanisms and scant training in many process applications, facilities and industries. Intractable corporate cultures still view safety as a drag on productivity. Toothless federal, state and local regulations provide little if any prescriptive requirements, grandfather in potentially dangerous processes and facilities, and enforce after the fact with slaps on the wrist. And, despite an unending series…

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