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Conduct of Operations and Operational Discipline
For Improving Process Safety in Industry

1. Edition April 2011
129.- Euro
2011. 242 Pages, Hardcover
- Wiley & Sons Ltd -
ISBN 978-0-470-76771-9 - John Wiley & Sons

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This book details management practices which help ensure rigor in executing process safety programs in order to prevent major accidents with Conduct of Operations, also called Operational Discipline, which involves a range of management practices which help keep companies focused on executing the requirements of process safety management programs. It covers that practices that include both soft and hard management practices to encourage and hold staff accountable for all of the complex elements of process safety.

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List of Tables.

List if Figures.

Online Materials Accompanying This Book.

Acronyms and Abbreviations.




Executive Summary.

1. What is COO/OD and How Can I Tell If I Need It?

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Purpose of This Book.

1.3 Focus and Intended Audience.

1.4 Definitions.

1.5 How to Use This Book.

1.6 How DO I Know If I Need to Improve my COO/OD.

1.7 Basic COO/OD Concepts.

1.8 Implementation of the COO/OD System.

1.9 Scope of the Book.

1.10 Relationship to Other Management System Frameworks.

1.11 Summary.

1.12 References.

2. Benefits of COO/OD.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Objectives of COO/OD.

2.3 Evolution of COO/OD Systems.

2.4 Summary.

2.5 References.

2.6 Additional Reading.

3. Leadership's Role and Commitment.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Achieving Greatness with COO/OD.

3.3 Leadership's Role in Instituting COO/OD.

3.4 Summary.

3.5 References.

3.6 Additional Reading.

4. The Importance of Human Factors.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Human Behavior Issues.

4.3 What Is a Human Error?

4.4 Common Misconceptions About Human Performance.

4.5 Categories of Human Errors.

4.6 Human Error Initiators.

4.7 How Does A COO/OD System Prevent and Mitigate Human Errors?

4.8 Relationship Between COO/OD and Other Common Human Performance Tools.

4.9 Getting Everyone Involved in Human Factors.

4.10 Human Factors Metrics.

4.11 Summary.

4.12 References.

4.13 Additional Reading.

5. Key Attributes of Conduct of Operations.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 COO Applied of Process Safety Management Systems.

5.3 Organization of this Chapter.

5.4 COO Foundations.

5.5 People.

5.6 Process.

5.7 Plant.

5.8 Management Systems.

5.9 Summary.

5.10 References.

5.11 Additional Reading.

6. Key Attributes of Operational Discipline.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Organizational Attributes.

6.3 Individual Attributes.

6.4 Summary.

6.5 References.

6.6 Additional Reading.

7. Implementing and Maintaining Effective COO/OD Systems.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Develop a Plan.

7.3 Implement the Plan.

7.4 Monitor Progress.

7.5 Adjust the Plan and Continuously Improve.

7.6 Application to Different Roles.

7.7 Summary.

7.8 References.

7.9 Additional Reading.



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