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Conduct of Operations and Operational Discipline. For Improving Process Safety in Industry

  • ID: 2171204
  • Book
  • 242 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Principles and strategies to assist in the prevention of major accidents

Process safety management (PSM) systems are only as effective as the day–to–day ability of the organization including workers at all levels to rigorously execute system requirements correctly every time. Conduct of Operations and Operational Discipline: For Improving Process Safety in Industry details management practices which will help every organization ensure strong PSM performance and overall operational excellence.

Part of the Wiley CCPS Concept books that complement the more comprehensive Guidelines series, this resource helps organizations design and implement conduct of operations (COO) the ongoing management systems and operational discipline (OD) systems the deliberate and structured execution of the COO and other organizational management systems by personnel throughout the organization. Readers will find ideas and methods on how to design and implement COO and OD systems, correct deficient COO and OD systems, or improve existing COO and OD systems. Chapters describe:

  • Definitions of conduct of operations and operational discipline

  • Guidance on determining whether an improved COO and ODprogram is required within the organization

  • The benefits of implementing a COO and OD system

  • The important role that management leadership has in successful implementation of the system

  • Human factors issues that are important in either setting up the system or in identifying solutions to performance problems

  • Key attributes of a COO and OD system

  • How to monitor and continuously improve COO and OD performance

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List of Tables.

List if Figures.

Online Materials Accompanying This Book.

Acronyms and Abbreviations.




Executive Summary.

1. What is COO/OD and How Can I Tell If I Need It?

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Purpose of This Book.

1.3 Focus and Intended Audience.

1.4 Definitions.

1.5 How to Use This Book.

1.6 How DO I Know If I Need to Improve my COO/OD.

1.7 Basic COO/OD Concepts.

1.8 Implementation of the COO/OD System.

1.9 Scope of the Book.

1.10 Relationship to Other Management System Frameworks.

1.11 Summary.

1.12 References.

2. Benefits of COO/OD.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Objectives of COO/OD.

2.3 Evolution of COO/OD Systems.

2.4 Summary.

2.5 References.

2.6 Additional Reading.

3. Leadership s Role and Commitment.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Achieving Greatness with COO/OD.

3.3 Leadership s Role in Instituting COO/OD.

3.4 Summary.

3.5 References.

3.6 Additional Reading.

4. The Importance of Human Factors.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Human Behavior Issues.

4.3 What Is a Human Error?

4.4 Common Misconceptions About Human Performance.

4.5 Categories of Human Errors.

4.6 Human Error Initiators.

4.7 How Does A COO/OD System Prevent and Mitigate Human Errors?

4.8 Relationship Between COO/OD and Other Common Human Performance Tools.

4.9 Getting Everyone Involved in Human Factors.

4.10 Human Factors Metrics.

4.11 Summary.

4.12 References.

4.13 Additional Reading.

5. Key Attributes of Conduct of Operations.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 COO Applied of Process Safety Management Systems.

5.3 Organization of this Chapter.

5.4 COO Foundations.

5.5 People.

5.6 Process.

5.7 Plant.

5.8 Management Systems.

5.9 Summary.

5.10 References.

5.11 Additional Reading.

6. Key Attributes of Operational Discipline.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Organizational Attributes.

6.3 Individual Attributes.

6.4 Summary.

6.5 References.

6.6 Additional Reading.

7. Implementing and Maintaining Effective COO/OD Systems.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Develop a Plan.

7.3 Implement the Plan.

7.4 Monitor Progress.

7.5 Adjust the Plan and Continuously Improve.

7.6 Application to Different Roles.

7.7 Summary.

7.8 References.

7.9 Additional Reading.  

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