Safety of Production Processes: Answer to the Challenges of Today

I.A. Bobrov, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), External Advisor, Moscow, Russia


In the coming years the economy of Russia needs a breakthrough in the field of technologies and production modernization. At the same time, the development and implementation of the effective state policy, as well as the development of regulatory and legal regulation of industrial safety are important factors for success. In practice, this means that such a regulation should motivate the business to effectively prevent the work-related injuries and accidents, and also provide it with a reliable methodological basis for organizing proper management of safety of the applied and new technologies. It seems that such a methodical basis can serve as the well-known abroad approach to managing safety of production processes (PSM-approach). Its application at the number of leading Russian chemical and petrochemical enterprises has shown its effectiveness. It allows to identify serious systemic shortcomings in the day-to-day management of technological safety and to obtain a sufficiently detailed picture of the current state of industrial safety at the plant. With some adaptation the PSM-approach can be successfully applied in various industries. It will be appropriate for the Russian industrial companies to develop and implement the system of PSM internal audits, which can be supported by external experts. At the same time, the PSM approach is useful for analyzing and identifying the main (primary) causes of accidents and incidents. At present, it became imminent to implement as soon as possible the requirements to safety management of industrial processes in the system of the regulatory and legal and normative regulation of industrial safety. For this it is required to process and adapt the PSM-approach to the Russian conditions, which will ensure effective prevention of the work-related injuries and accidents at existing and newly-built enterprises in Russia.


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DOI: 10.24000/0409-2961-2018-5-21-27
Year: 2018
Issue num: May
Keywords : industrial safety safety management of production processes industrial control normative regulation audits inspections safety standards and procedures