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June 1, 2010

Safety, ethics on the Horizon

Any chemical engineer can attest to the fact that safety is an ongoing pursuit in our profession, where we occasionally find our teams taking two steps forward and then one step back. Foreseeing and avoiding every type of equipment malfunction is practically...

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Comments (2) for Safety, ethics on the Horizon
I hope grat companies like BP will be more responsible, but in fact i think governmental supervision is more efficient to prevent these dissasters.
Posted by alizade on Monday, July 5, 2010 @ 02:47 AM
Large organisations have protocols and procedures for safety. However, when it comes to implementation, cost and time pressures impact safety as safety is still considered as a cost by many. When organisations understand that safety is a continuous benifit and develop procedures for mutual (employee and the firm) benifit, likelihood of applying the procedures will be maximum.
Disasters occur not due to single failure but because of string of failures.
Some organisations bask in the glory of better OHS statistics over the years not recognising the lurking disasters.
Periodic independent audit of the facilities may help to identify the risks.
Posted by Raghava Nayak on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 @ 02:42 AM

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