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Process Safety - 3Ps

Process Safety - 3Ps

Process Safety - 3Ps


In the process safety space, I often hear of these three factors (People, Plant, Process). What is slightly confusing to me is the delineation between the three. For example, is a procedure covering valve operation process or plant related?

Does anyone have any clear definitions of these terms?


RE: Process Safety - 3Ps

Don't over think it..

People are the people..
Plant is the plant..
Process is the process..

A procedure covering valve operation is a process used by the people in the plant.. smile

RE: Process Safety - 3Ps

I may be overthinking it... true

From a KPI point of view for that same example, would it be fair to say that the number of times the valve operates would be a plant KPI, how often the procedure is followed would be a process KPI, and the percentage of operators trained in the procedure a people KPI?

RE: Process Safety - 3Ps

Again - Don't overthink the slogan.

It is an advertising product for a speech. Not the Bible.

People do things.
They have to work in an environment (the Plant).
They have to make a Process work to yield something that can be profitably sold. (Or the plant shuts down.)

So: The People work (with no ventilation nor PPE) in an old mirror Plant to pour molten glass (the Process) over a mercury basin.

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