Safety has evolved from trial and error to a modern practice that relies on data and modelling to control risk. As our modern tolerance to risk of injury or environmental damage is much less than it once was, safety and duty of care are synonymous with good practice.
Excellence in process safety performance is no accident. It requires competence, diligence and good communication across multiple disciplines. The IChemE Safety and Loss Prevention Special Interest Group has compiled a series of 52 one-page summaries of major incidents from a variety of process industry sectors into a free-to-download e-book.