November 2007

Special Report: Plant Safety and Environment

How companies are complying with the Baker Report

Consider these successful approaches that progressive businesses are implementing to ensure peak process safety performance

Ayral, T., INOVx Solutions; Whitt, R., Meridium, Inc.

In the aftermath of the catastrophic 2005 BP Texas City refinery process accident, the company followed the recommendation of the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board and formed an independent panel to conduct a thorough review of corporate safety culture, safety management systems and corporate safety oversight at its US refineries. The independent panel was headed by former US Secretary of State James Baker. Therefore, the January 2007 report issued by the panel has been called "the Baker Report." This report contains 10 areas for recommended upgrades, and these were published in a previous article.1 A few of the recommendations from the Baker Report will be cited, and ways

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