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Process Safety Beacon - December 2012

Graham Marshall - Saturday, December 15, 2012

This month's Process Safety Beacon touches on a particular passion of the Risk Tool Box - house keeping.

We've previously argued in our blog that house-keeping is a perfect example of a safety "one per-center".

That is, it is so easy to achieve good positive house-keeping, that if your safety program is failing at that level, then the much harder targets are going to be very difficult to achieve.

We always place a step into our written procedures to remind workers of the importance of house-keeping.

The Beacon makes the excellent point that allowing poor house-keeping "normalizes deviation" to the extent that poor performance becomes accepted.  The beacon is available below and makes some other good points.

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