July, 2012

201224JulAll DayOECD Guidance: Corporate Governance for Process SafetyPSF Learning Brief 001 Origin: PSF Lessons:PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENTLanguage:EN TagsOECD


This note introduces new guidance on process safety leadership, produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and aimed at senior leaders in companies with the potential for major incidents if risks are not managed effectively.

OECD is an Intergovernmental organisation in which representatives of 34 industrialised countries in North and South America, Europe and the Asia and Pacific region, as well as the European Commission, meet to co-ordinate and harmonise policies, discuss issues of mutual concern, and work together to respond to international problems. The OECD has 200 specialised committees and working groups composed of member country delegates. The Environment, Health and Safety Division publishes free-of-charge documents in ten different series. In June 2012 its Working Group on Chemical Accidents published new guidance on Corporate Governance for Process Safety.

This publication is a result of a collaborative effort – under the supervision of the OECD Steering Group on Corporate Leadership – involving a large number of experts from many countries and organisations, in both the public and private sector. Based on the collective experience of this diverse group of international experts, Corporate Governance for Process Safety – Guidance for Senior Leaders in High Hazard Industries seeks to highlight best practice in leadership of process safety, and to promote its adoption worldwide.


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