June 5, 2019
Applying a Human Performance Lens to Established Process Safety Systems
Gordon Herron, Director of Process Safety, Koch Industries
This presentation will share key learnings from the efforts of the Human Reliability Subgroup (HRSG) of the AFPM/API Advancing Process Safety (APS) program. Two established process safety systems or areas that the HRSG reviewed through a human reliability lens is the Permit To Work (PTW) process and the operation of Fired Equipment. The HRSG surveyed refining and petrochemical companies through the APS network on PTW and Fired Equipment practices. By using the materials provided by these companies and applying human performance principles, the HRSG has developed a series of Practice Sharing documents for PTW and Fired Equipment plus a Process Safety Bulletin on Fired Equipment. The APS program is a joint initiative from the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute to improve process safety performance and reduce site risks.