Lessons from Process Safety Incidents
The Working Party supports learning, particularly from non-notifiable incidents relevant to safety. It aims to provide factual information that can be widely applied in practice pragmatically and unbureaucratically, and to constantly update the pertinent theory through publications. This procedure has been implemented since 1996 by a group of experts as working party 'Lessons from Process Safety Incidents', who analyzes incident descriptions, submitted by VCI members. These are first anonymised, then analysed and, provided they are of sound educational value, they are made available to all who are interested in standardised form. This is realised by means of a publicly accessible database on the Internet (http://processnet.org/en/incident_db.html).
Dr.-Ing. Peter G. Schmelzer,
Bayer HealthCare AG, Leverkusen