Lectures on Proactive Approach in Industrial Safety Management


Lectures on Proactive Approach in Industrial Safety Management

Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI) organised a half day seminar on “ Proactive Approach on Industrial Safety Management” on 25th January 2017 at India Habitat Centre , New Delhi. About 35 participants from industry members participated.

During the seminar , two talks , first on ‘Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) ’ by Dr. H. L. Kaila , an independent practicing Psychologist on the subject and other on ‘Integrated Approach to Process Safety Management(PSM)’ by Sh. Dhirendra Mishra , GM(HSE &SP) , Hazira LNG & Port Terminal of Shell India were delivered.

Dr. Kaila , while giving the importance of BBS made the point that imbibing safety in our behaviour has the potential to achieve near zero accident scenario in all spheres of life. To be observant about unsafe situation and taking proactive action can save precious lives and business losses. He defined nine different categories where safe behaviour must be practiced to achieve results (see presentation for details). Behaviour can be recognised , measured , and altered , he mentioned.

Sh. Mishra , through the case study of Texas Refinery Fire , highlighted various areas of technical and general management where even minor and generally ignored issues can have potential of causing accidents with high magnitudes of losses.