There is no avoiding the need to make ongoing investments in all aspects of safety: equipment, processes, systems and people. But not all investments are the same. While some require long-term planning and capital budgets, others are small and fast. And still others have already been made, and are waiting to be utilized and optimized.
By focusing on these five areas:
- Increasing utilization of automation
- Decreasing utilization of alarms
- Considering human factors
- Understanding the role of redundancy
- Mapping the competence of people
Most process companies can unlock hidden safety improvements, and in many cases increasing operating effectiveness, without disrupting ongoing operations or making large investments.
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