Preface: A Different ApproachPart I - Key Concepts of Process Safety
"Process Safety: Key Concepts and Practical Approaches is
written in language that appeals to a broad spectrum of experience,
so that beginners and experts alike can appreciate their role in
constructing, operating, and maintaining safe industrial processes.
Illustrations are used to develop impressionable lessons that are
more likely to be retained. The book applies these illustrations to
modern incidents so that the reader can instantly understand the
application of process safety principles on the processes they
control. By interweaving together process safety principles and
their practical application, the book achieves a level of cohesive
understanding needed to get results. It bridges together all of the
process safety elements into a uniform system that only succeeds
when all of the subparts work together as a whole."
-Kenneth Bloch, Marathon Petroleum Company, Texas City, Texas, USA
"...presents a complete and comprehensive introduction to
Process Safety. The emphasis given to the importance of plant
leadership participation and commitment to Process Safety as a key
factor of success is differential from other publications in the
area. In addition to covering the fundamentals of Process Safety,
the book also includes case studies to illustrate the application
and effectiveness of the correct management. ... a must read for
process safety engineers, safety professionals, process engineers
and process industry plants leadership."
- Eduardo de Maio Francisco, E&I DuPont de Nemours & Co, Brazil
"...an excellent and concise review of process safety management
by authors with a wide range of industrial, academic, and
consulting experience. It is particularly valuable for readers
whose primary job function is not process safety, but rather
process research, design, line management, executive management,
and other roles which have a significant impact on process
- Dennis C. Hendershot, Independent Process Safety Consultant, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
"I thought the content was excellent, well presented, and easy
to read. I especially liked the sections on how to improve various
aspects of process safety, which should prove beneficial to many
companies in the process industries."
- Michael P. Broadribb, Baker Engineering & Risk Consultants, Inc., Genoa, Nevada, USA
"I recommend this book for those who want to advance their process safety knowledge and be a part of improving process safety performance in the future."
-- Lisa A. Long, Editorial Board Member, Process Safety Progress