Control Engineering – How to run virtual process hazard analysis meetings

Although current circumstances prevent face-to-face meetings such as those for process hazard analysis (PHA), they can be accomplished online.

by Kathy Shell, Laura Ankrom, Craig Shell, Jacob Morella, Jacob Lindler, Judith Lesslie, and Paul Gruhn

‘Social distancing and working from home present challenges. People are using ingenuity to remove those hurdles and take advantage of these hours at home to focus on management of change issues, process hazard analyses (PHAs), cybersecurity assessments, engineering and design reviews, standards development, action item closure and training. Industry is learning how to work differently, doing it successfully, increasing efficiency every day and contributing to the safe operation of high hazard processes. ‘

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Author Bio: Kathy Shell is executive vice president of strategic client partnerships at aeSolutions. Laura Ankrom is senior manager of process safety at aeSolutions in Ohio. Craig Shell is vice president of engineering at aeSolutions in Ohio. Jacob Morella is technical project team manager at aeSolutions. Jacob Lindler is process risk management principal specialist at aeSolutions. Judith Lesslie is senior principal specialist at aeSolutions. Paul Gruhn is global functional safety consultant for aeSolutions.

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