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Free White Papers, Videos, Podcasts from Abhisam

Now get all your Abhisam free white papers, videos and podcast resources in one single place on the Abhisam website. No need to use the Search function. Simply go to and get what you are looking for. This incredible resource has at the time of this writing more than 19 white papers on various subjects including Process Safety, HAZOP, Industrial IoT and Digitalization, Big Data in Oil and Gas, Functional Safety and SIL, Occupational Health and Safety, Learning Management Systems and more. New white papers are being added from time to time and you can find them here. Here are some of the interesting white papers (titles only) that are published. How to design a chemical warehouse to ensure safety? What is HAZOP? What is CHAZOP? How can a good PSM program (Process Safety Management) help in  Enterprise Risk Management? How to carry out a successful decommissioning project? What

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What-If Analysis | Hazard and Risk Assessment technique

Abhisam is pleased to announce the release of its What-If Hazard Analysis course. This excellent digital What-If course is a fully online, self paced e-learning course, that can be taken by anybody on the Abhisam Learning Platform. What is the What-If Analysis method? It is a qualitative method which can be used to carry out Hazard and Risk Assessment in any industry. The plant is divided into manageable units, similar to nodes as in a HAZOP Study.Then a set of questions is developed to be asked during a brainstorming session. For example, questions such as What will happen if more catalyst is added? What happens if the power switches off? What happens if the operator fails to switch off the pump? and  so on. Based on the answers to the questions, we can quickly assess the hazards and consequences of an event happening. This gives us the Risk and if

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GHS e learn portal | Easy Globally Harmonized System training

Abhisam is pleased to announce it’s new GHS e learn portal, which is part of the Abhisam Learning Portal.  The GHS for Managers and Supervisors course can be taken online on the portal. The GHS for Managers and Supervisors online course covers everything that a manager or supervisor needs to know about the UN Globally Harmonized System for the classification and labeling of chemicals, known as GHS for short. Very soon another course, GHS Essentials, will also be available. This course is meant for workers, operators and other front line employees, who need to know about the new Globally Harmonized System for the classification and labeling of chemicals. What is the GHS? The GHS was developed by the United Nations after the Rio conference in 1992 (the Earth Summit) where it was felt to have a common, global system for the classification and labeling of chemicals. Until then, there were

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What is GHS? Quick Facts about the Globally Harmonized System

What is the GHS? GHS stands for the United Nations Globally Harmonized System for the classification and labeling of chemicals. GHS defines and classifies the hazards of chemical products, and communicates health and safety information on labels having GHS Pictograms and safety data sheets (SDS for short). Some people incorrectly refer to this as Global Harmonization System, but the official term is Globally Harmonized System. This short Abhisam Globally Harmonized System whitepaper explains the basics of GHS. What is the history of GHS? Why was the GHS set up? Prior to the introduction of the Globally Harmonized System, there were multiple systems of classification and labeling of chemicals. Every country or region had a different way of classifying the same chemical. Even the hazard symbols used to show that the chemical is flammable or toxic were different. The cost of compliance with multiple systems of classification and labeling was significant.

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What is Lock out Tag out? (LOTO)

What is Lock Out Tag Out? Lock Out Tag Out (called LOTO for short) is a concept used in workplaces to protect workers from getting maimed or injured while repairing or carrying out any kind of maintenance on a machine or equipment. Lock Out ensures that the energies that power the machine are isolated while the worker repairs the machine, to prevent it from starting inadvertently. This is the lock out part of the process. The Tag Out means that a tag is affixed to the place from where the energy is isolated, so that somebody does not start it by mistake, the tag warns the person not to start it as somebody is working on the machine. Here’s a video that explains the concept of Lock Out Tag Out. Accidents can happen if the LOTO procedure is not followed.   Is lock out tag out only applicable for electric

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What is a Lock out Tag out Procedure?

What is a Lock Out Tag Out Procedure? A lock out tag out procedure is an important part of implementing LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out). It is also mandated by law in many cases. Lock out tag out is an important concept in ensuring worker safety during machine maintenance, equipment overhauling and similar activities. Lockout Tagout is known as LOTO for short. It prevents the inadvertent starting of equipment when the worker is carrying out repair work, by ensuring that it does not start while the worker is vulnerable. For example, if a worker is repairing a centrifugal pump, that is driven by an electrical motor, then there has to be a means of energy isolation that prevents the pump starting inadvertently while the worker is still working on the pump. This is ensured by isolating the electrical energy to the connected motor and affixing a tag onto it warning

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