Investigating process safety near misses to improve performance

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The identification, reporting, investigation, and subsequent elimination of the causes of process safety near miss (PSNM) events and the improvement of corresponding management systems will reduce or eliminate causes of process safety incidents before they occur. This article will focus on how The Dow Chemical Company is implementing a PSNM program at a global level. In addition, there will be several case studies demonstrating how the PSNM program has driven sustained improvements in facility management systems and unit operations. © 2013 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Process Saf Prog, 2013