Pre-Startup Safety Reviews – More than an MOC Tool

November 11, 2020

Companies have conducted Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSRs) as part of Management of Change (MOC) activities for a long time. While required by law..

Intelligent PHA Methodology: Through the Eyes of the Facilitator

October 31, 2020

Following the creation of OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard 29 CFR 1910.119, the process industries continue working to improve Process..

Operational Performance Management

July 15, 2020

In operating facilities, millions of data points and billions of records are created daily. In fact, one terabyte of production data is being..

A Connected Workforce Drives Successful ORM

July 6, 2020

By Dan Miklovic, Founder and Principal Analyst at Lean Manufacturing Research, LLC; and a member of The Analyst Syndicate. In my previous articles, ..

How Do MOC and Conduct of Operations Drive a Connected Workforce Environment? (Part 2)

June 26, 2020

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about an operating environment where all of the information, history, and procedures needed to safely and..

How Do MOC and Conduct of Operations Drive a Connected Workforce Environment? (Part 1)

June 26, 2020

As stated in a previous post, Management of Change (MOC) is a core foundational element for managing operational risk well. In fact, MOC touches..

Mitigating Risk to ALARP Levels Through Operational Risk Management

June 10, 2020

By Dan Miklovic, Founder and Principal Analyst at Lean Manufacturing Research, LLC; and a member of The Analyst Syndicate. In my post, “Operational..

Operational Risk Management Taking on Heightened Importance

May 28, 2020

By Dan Miklovic, Founder and Principal Analyst at Lean Manufacturing Research, LLC; and a member of The Analyst Syndicate. Operational risk,..

Integration Alone Doesn’t Lead to Transformation

May 27, 2020

Today, the focus of many IT projects in the petrochemical world is on configuration and integration. In other words, companies seek a software..

How Connected Workforce and Conduct of Operations Work Together to Deliver Operational Discipline

April 23, 2020

Many companies today are focusing on Operational Discipline, which is a positive for our industry. If you accept that Operational Discipline is..

Mechanical Integrity is the Answer

March 19, 2020

Mechanical Integrity (MI) is a management system to ensure equipment is properly manufactured, installed, and maintained to ensure its reliability..

Control of Work – a Major Challenge in both Capital Projects and Continuous Operations

January 14, 2020

By David Drerup. Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages (STOs) continue to be a major budget and time challenge. A significant contributing factor to..

Why Engineering Content Management is the lifeblood of an Intelligent Operations Framework

November 14, 2019

By David Drerup. In our previous articles, we’ve shared why Operational Risk Management (ORM) can be the Achilles heel in your organization, and why ..

Is Risk Management your Achilles’ Heel? How Intelligent Operations helps keep you moving forward

October 23, 2019

By David Drerup. In our previous article, we shared why Enterprise Loss Management is the connective tissue for Intelligent Operations. Risk..

Why Enterprise Loss Prevention (ELP) is a core element of the Intelligent Operations Framework

October 10, 2019

By David Drerup. In our previous post, I shared why MOC corresponds to the skeletal system for Intelligent Operations. If MOC is the skeleton, ELP is..

Why MOC is part of the core fabric for Intelligent Operations

September 20, 2019

By David Drerup. One of the core framework components of Intelligent Operations is Management of Change (MOC). MOC is rather like a skeletal system..

Why Process Safety Performance Indicators Are Your Silver Lining

February 21, 2019

It's true that process safety incidents have the highest potential for significant injuries and deaths, environmental harm, property damage, business..

Risk-Based Process Safety and API 754... Is this the best practice for process safety?

June 14, 2018

Risk-Based Process Safety is a holistic approach that establishes a fully functional process safety program. This is in contrast to OSHA's CFR..

Improving Process Safety Culture

May 30, 2018

Process Safety Culture has been defined as "the combination of group values and behaviors that determine the manner in which process safety is..

Are Your Safety Resources the Safety Police?

April 25, 2018

While this is may be a provocative question, it deserves your attention. Ask yourself these two questions: Do the job descriptions of my safety..

Operational Sustainability Named to Top 20 Most Promising ERM Solution Providers, 2015

June 29, 2015

CIO Review Magazine recently surveyed more than 500 Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) solutions for companies and selected a "Top 20" as Best in Class..