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Keywords:

  • process safety;
  • PSM;
  • safety history

Abstract

DuPont was founded over 200 years ago with a core value for understanding and managing the hazards associated with our processes. From the beginning of gunpowder manufacture on the Brandywine River, to expansion into chemicals in the early 1900s, to the many, diverse businesses of today, this core value for safety has helped the company reduce risk and prevent serious injuries and incidents. This article reviews some of this basic corporate history, recognizing that the lessons of the past can help us provide for a safer future. © 2009 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Process Saf Prog, 2009