Process Safety and Environmental Protection ( IF 4.966 ) Pub Date : 2019-12-28 , DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2019.11.043 Paul R. Amyotte
Learning from process industry case histories is most often centred on management system elements, equipment components (including safety devices), and the actions of personnel that led to failure in achieving intended outcomes. Hence there can be a tendency to focus on things that went wrong. In this paper we explore the idea of focusing on things that went right – on events, resources, and concepts in which there is strong evidence of process safety success. It is concluded that learning lessons in this manner can serve as a helpful complement to the more traditional avenue of learning from process safety failure.