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Putting EHS Principles into Processes
Posted on May 5th, 2016 by Regina Javier in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Chemicals can offer amazing benefits to society in areas as diverse as medicine and agriculture, but they can also at times have adverse effects on the health of people and on our environment. For that reason, regulations are increasing, putting added pressure on chemical companies to maintain compliance.
That’s why running processes safely has become as important as running them optimally. In fact, it is essentially the same thing when you consider that – in addition to the obvious ethical importance of safety – it is far more cost-effective for chemical companies to adhere to environmental health and safety (EHS) standards.
The new article “The Competitive Edge of Compliance: How Companies Incorporate EHS Principles in Process Design to Manage Chemical Manufacturing Risk” explains that the prevention and mitigation of EHS risks involves these three key elements:
- An analysis of hazard and risk assessments
- The development of an EHS management plan
- The creation of proper process designs that include EHS elements
Making risk assessments typically demands time and resources from a company, but it is a wise investment when you consider that the process will make it possible to find opportunities for cost savings, risk reduction and product differentiation.
This article offers details on proceeding with assessment and maintenance of a system of safe operation, including some of the resources currently available to guide in the integration of EHS principles into process design.
Read the full article to find out more.
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