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Document ID (ISN)56173
CIS number 91-1314
ISBN(s) 0-7506-1019-0
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) King R.
Title Safety in the process industries
Bibliographic information Butterworth-Heinemann, Reed Book Services Ltd., P.O. Box 5, Rushden, Northants NN10 9YX, United Kingdom, 1990. xvi, 762p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index.
Abstract This manual is divided into four main parts: Part 1 - Background information (history of process hazards and statistics on major world losses; current laws, codes and standards; meanings of health and safety terms and units and their misconception; lessons from Flixborough and four other major accidents). Part 2 - Types of hazard (electrical and other physical hazards; health hazards of harmful substances; chemical reaction hazards; flammability, fires and explosions; corrosion hazards and control; hardware hazards). Part 3 - Management, production and related topics (management for health and safety; commissioning, operation and emergency planning; safety training for process workers; personal protection in the working environment; hazards in the transfer of technology).
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; chemical industry; major hazards; process engineering; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) corrosion; safety by design; electricity; fire hazards; harmful substances; maintenance; explosion hazards; manuals; safety analysis; pressure limiting devices; hazard evaluation; emergency organization; personal protective equipment; mechanical hazards; legislation; inspection; replaced; safety training in industry; role of management; transfer of technology
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Major hazards
Transfer of technology