Software enables cost-effective updates of operating procedures

The BP Amoco Toledo, Ohio, refinery is testing and using a method to make updating and certifying procedures less time consuming.US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations require that operating procedures be accurate and complete at all times. Operating procedures must also be annually certified as current and accurate.This seemingly simple requirement demands considerable time and effort on the part of operators, trainers, and procedure personnel. Many units have 50-100 operating procedures.In a continuous effort to improve work practices, the Toledo refinery is using a software tool provided by Engineering & Technical Associates In...

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