For the last four years, hazardous industry experts have shared their feedback on the state of process safety and operational risk management. The reports have offered insightful, and on occasion, startling insights about the reality of risk, process vulnerabilities, and progress toward improved risk identification, management and communication.

You can access the past reports below.


2016 Petrotechnics PSM Survey Results

The 2016 survey results on improving process safety management in hazardous industries includes insights from CCPS members and industry professionals on PSM, the challenges faced and how to solve them.


2017 Process Safety and Operational Risk Management Survey Results

The 2017 edition of Sphera/Petrotechnics’ process safety and risk management (PSM) survey of senior leaders in the fields of process, safety, asset integrity, and operational risk management in the hydrocarbon industry produced some interesting and occasionally startling insights into the state of operational risk and safety management.


2018 Survey on Process Safety and Operational Risk – Part 1

The 2018 edition of Petrotechnics’ process safety (PSM) and operational risk management report builds on insights gained from the 2017 survey. With contributions from senior managers and leaders in the fields of process safety, operational risk management, asset integrity, HSE, and loss prevention, this is part one of a two-part report that looks at the key current issues.


2018 Survey on Process Safety and Operational Risk – Part 2

Having explored, in part one of the Petrotechnics 2018 report, how operational risk management (ORM) and process safety management (PSM) in the global hydrocarbon industry are feeling the squeeze following the low oil price, part two explores the overwhelmingly positive views coming from senior industry leaders about the digital horizon. Here we share how well technologies that fall under the Industry 4.0 umbrella are understood, how far they are deployed today, how they compare to incumbent enterprise systems, and the value they will deliver to safety and risk management.


Stuck in the Status Quo 2019 Survey on the State of Process Safety and Operational Risk Management – Part One

Sphera’s 2019 survey uncovered that while companies are big proponents of a strong safety culture, there is a large gap between process safety intent and what occurs during everyday operations.

However, a period of unprecedented change paired with the availability of Industry 4.0 Integrated Risk Management technologies may have the potential to disrupt the status quo.


The State of Process Safety and Operational Risk Management: Transforming the Status Quo

The 2019 survey, the industry’s fourth on the state of Process Safety & Operational Risk Management, shows how companies are battling multiple challenges from reduced headcount, a brain drain as talent retires, to aging assets, while feedstock price fluctuations keep uncertainly rolling. Indeed, in this environment, it’s more important than ever to translate process safety and risk management intentions into best practice.

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