Chapter Three

Elements of Process Safety Management

Paul R. Amyotte1; Cathleen S. Lupien    Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada1 Corresponding author: email address: Paul.Amyotte@Dal.Ca


The purpose of this chapter is to present the current state of process safety management (PSM) systems employed in the global process industries. A review of relevant literature on safety management systems in general, and PSM systems in particular, is presented with the aim of identifying best practices in terms of both systems and their specific elements. PSM systems from jurisdictions in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, as well as approaches for the development of process safety performance indicators, are analyzed. The core process ...

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