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Guidelines for Writing Effective Operating and Maintenance Procedures

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ISBN-10: 0816906580

ISBN-13: 9780816906581

Edition: 1996

Authors: CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)

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The EPA investigation of a 1994 chemical plant tragedy concluded that "the explosion resulted from a lack of written safe operating procedures..." While good written procedures can't guarantee zero accidents, they can reduce the number of accidents caused by human error. This new book shows how to remedy this problem through selecting and implementing actions that promote safe, efficient operations and maintenance, improve quality, continuity, profitability and cost control, build upon and record process experience, and promote the concept that operating and maintenance procedures are vital plant components. It includes practical samples of procedure formats, checklists and many references.
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Book details

List price: $180.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/15/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 6.32" wide x 9.11" long x 0.57" tall
Weight: 0.946

Introduction to Effective Procedure Writing
Why Was This Book Written?
Book Objectives
The Current Worldwide Trend Toward Procedures
Who Should Use This Book?
Where Do You Go From Here?
Process Safety Environmental, and Quality Considerations
Understanding the Guidelines and Regulations
Voluntary Guidelines
Governmental Regulations
Quality Considerations
Some Elements of Effective Procedures and Procedure
Management Systems
Additional Considerations
How to Design An Operating and Maintenance Procedure Management System
The Importance of Written Procedures
Elements of a Comprehensive Procedure Management System
Determining Procedure Management System Requirements
Evaluating Your Current Practices
Identifying Your Resources
Designing and Implementing Your Procedures Management System
How to Determine Which Procedures to Write
Implementing a Procedure Project
Procedure Training
Maintaining and Improving Your Procedure Management System
Writing Operating and Maintenance Procedures
What Resources Do You Need Before You Begin Writing?
What Do We Know About the Procedure
Considerations for Effective Procedures
Importance of Procedure Format
Introductory Sections
Procedure Steps Section
Drafting the Procedure
The Procedure Review and Approval Cycle
Special Considerations for Maintenance Procedures
Batch Process Considerations
Elements of Effective Procedures
Importance of Procedure Evaluation Criteria
Who Will Use the Procedure Evaluation Criteria?
Procedure Checklists Elements
Writing Emergency Operating Procedures
Defining Events Requiring Emergency Operating Procedures
Identifying Emergency Situations
Developing and Writing Emergency Operating Procedures
Directing the User to the Correct Emergency Operating Procedure
Incorporating Human Factors in Emergency Operating Procedures
using Decision Aids
How Emergency Operating Procedures Link to the Emergency Response Plan
Procedure Control
What Is Procedure Control?
Controlling Procedure Revisions and Development
Who Should Review the Procedures?
Procedure Approval
Evaluating Procedures In Use
Electronic Document Control
Procedure Development Costs and Benefits
reasons for Procedure Development
Procedure Development Costs
Return on Investment: Improvements You Can Expect from Effective Procedures
Selected Procedure Initiatives, Consensus Codes, and Regulations Affecting Procedures
Common Points of API, OSHA, and EPA
How to Determine the Tasks That Require Written Procedures
Procedure Performance Evaluation
Procedure Criteria Checklist
Sample Procedure Formats
Sample Formats of Operating Limits Tables
General References