Don't Get Distracted...Work in Series
Process safety is a discipline and condition and mindset requiring perpetual vigilance and focus. There are wolves at the gates 24/7 and one will get through without varied layers of protection. I do not know a soul that wants this to happen on his or her watch. So what needs to happen to keep the wolves at bay? We cannot get distracted.
Bad things happen for a lot of reasons – someone made a mistake (e.g. poor design or wrong step), mechanical failure, electrical failure, weather, and the list goes on. We cannot eliminate all risk in our lives and we cannot eliminate all risk in our oil, gas, and chemical facilities...
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