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How Lucky Are You Feeling Today?
A Process Safety Management Vignette
We are publishing a series of subscription posts on the theme Warning Flags Over Your Organization, with the subtitle “How lucky are you feeling today?”. There are six flags. The posts are,
Over-Confidence Based on Rule Compliance,
Departmentalized Information Flow,
Ineffective Audit Processes.
The following fictional vignette summarizes why warning flags need to be raised.
That safety valve is totally unreliable. Soon it will fail, and we will have a huge explosion. We need to fix it now!
The safety valve is unreliable, and it is in a critical service — we must repair it as soon as possible.
The valve is important, and we will make sure it is repaired at or before the next turnaround.
All valves requiring maintenance work have been identified; they will be repaired on schedule.
Operations Vice President:
I am proud to report that we have an effective and proactive maintenance program — all opportunities for improvement have been identified.
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