June 3, 2019
Bhopal –Lessons Learned for the Implementation of Process Safety in Design and Operations
Dr. Jim Holste, Interim Director, Mary Kay O'Connor Porcess Safety Center
In December 1984, a major gas leak from an industrial facility into a densely populated neighboring community resulted in the exposure of more than half a million people to methyl isocyanate gas. The exact death toll remains unknown, but thousands died, and thousands more suffered serious injuries, making this the world’s worst industrial disaster. The financial and legal implications of the incident also were severe. This work will explore the impact on the evolution of process safety practices that resulted.