The current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is impacting not just our personal lives but also our professional practices. Arguably it is an Occupational rather than Process Safety concern, however as a conscientious industry, the health & welfare of all those we are responsible for should always be at the heart of all activities – normal & abnormal.

Facilities may be on turndown or hibernation i.e. reduced or suspended/paused operation, and the risks to those currently involved or who will be involved in returning to previous production conditions must be properly evaluated and addressed.

This topic relates to the following PSM elements:

Workforce Engagement
Risk Assessment
Operational Readiness