CCPS RBPS Element 2.1 PROCESS KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
Developing, documenting, and maintaining process knowledge is one of two elements in the Understanding Hazards and Risk Pillar (Foundational Block.)
The knowledge element primarily focuses on information that can easily be recorded in documents, such as:
(1) written technical documents and specifications,
(2) engineering drawings and calculations,
(3) specifications for design, fabrication, and installation of process equipment, and
(4) other written documents such as material safety data sheets (MSDSs).
The term process knowledge will be used to refer to this collection of information. The knowledge element involves work activities associated with compiling, cataloging, and making available a specific set of data that is normally recorded in paper or electronic format.
However, knowledge implies understanding, not simply compiling data. In that respect, the competency element complements the knowledge element in that it helps ensure that users can properly interpret and understand the information that is collected as part of this element.
EI PSM Element 7 DOCUMENTATION , RECORDS AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
Accurate records and information are essential to identify, assess and manage HS&E and process safety risk.
Management must ensure that the information required to support safe operation is identified, available and up to date.
The following topics relate to this element: