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Keywords:

  • operational discipline;
  • human factors;
  • process safety;
  • safety;
  • human error

Abstract

A focus on operational discipline (OD) is typically an important factor in helping organizations achieve excellent safety performance by preventing injuries and serious incidents. Programs to improve OD must include both an organizational focus for site leadership to implement appropriate systems and a personal focus for workers at all levels to complete their work the right way, every time, following these systems. This article will discuss DuPont's OD program with emphasis on the personal focus needed to consistently get work done correctly and safely. © 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Process Saf, 2012.