The Process Safety Professional. Regulations and Standards (Part 6)
We are working on the book The Process Safety Professional. The current Table of Contents is available here. We are gradually releasing the contents of the book to paid subscribers. This is the sixth release. We move to Chapter 4: Regulations and Standards.
Most industrial nations have robust process safety regulations. Although the details of these regulations vary from by country, they are generally quite similar to one another; most of them are built around a management structure such as that shown in Table 1.1. This means that, if a company develops a process safety program to meet the requirements of one particular nation, then that program can probably be used in other regulatory regimes with relatively minor changes. Regulations are also used by some large companies to structure their own, internal standards.
A process safety professional must know and understand the rules and regulations that apply to the location where they are working. They also need to have a good grasp of industry standards and guidance. (In the previous chapter, we saw examples of the use of standards from the Center for Chemical Process Safety — the CCPS.)
In this chapter, we look at process safety standards from four regulatory bodies:
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