Safety in the oil and gas industries in Qatar

M. Sam Mannan, Tomasz Olewski, Simon Waldram

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Abstract

The oil and natural gas industries in Qatar have a very good safety record. Yet this performance is achieved without any government agency that is the equivalent of theUKHealth and Safety Executive (HSE) or the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Neither is there any legislation that is analogous to the Health and Safety at Work act, or to Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH), Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR), ATmosphères EXplosibles (ATEX) or Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). There is no organization like the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) that disseminates information and lessons that can be learned from specific industrial accidents. Despite this the safety performance of the process industries is a commendable success story. It is an excellent example of howresponsible project partners can self-regulate their activities and how meticulous, and almost obsessive, attention to safety training can lead to spectacular safety performance. This is so even when tens of thousands of relatively unskilled workers are involved in the plant construction phase. Some examples are given from individual companies as well as some of the conceptual principles around which training can be delivered. Other industrial sectors in Qatar have far less enviable track records, for instance civil engineering construction and road transportation. This simply highlights the quality of senior management in the process industry sector.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium on Hazards 2009 - Hazards XXI: Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Pages570-575
Number of pages6
Edition155
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event21st Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium on Hazards 2009 - Hazards XXI: Process Safety and Environmental Protection - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Nov 200912 Nov 2009

Other

Other21st Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium on Hazards 2009 - Hazards XXI: Process Safety and Environmental Protection
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period10/11/0912/11/09

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Gas industry
Oils
Health
Accidents
Hazardous Substances
Industry
Civil engineering
Natural gas
Hazards

Keywords

  • Accidents
  • Education
  • Incidents
  • Industrial safety
  • Lessons learned
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Mannan, M. S., Olewski, T., & Waldram, S. (2009). Safety in the oil and gas industries in Qatar. In 21st Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium on Hazards 2009 - Hazards XXI: Process Safety and Environmental Protection (155 ed., pp. 570-575)

Safety in the oil and gas industries in Qatar. / Mannan, M. Sam; Olewski, Tomasz; Waldram, Simon.

21st Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium on Hazards 2009 - Hazards XXI: Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 155. ed. 2009. p. 570-575.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mannan, MS, Olewski, T & Waldram, S 2009, Safety in the oil and gas industries in Qatar. in 21st Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium on Hazards 2009 - Hazards XXI: Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 155 edn, pp. 570-575, 21st Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium on Hazards 2009 - Hazards XXI: Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Manchester, United Kingdom, 10/11/09.
Mannan MS, Olewski T, Waldram S. Safety in the oil and gas industries in Qatar. In 21st Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium on Hazards 2009 - Hazards XXI: Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 155 ed. 2009. p. 570-575
Mannan, M. Sam ; Olewski, Tomasz ; Waldram, Simon. / Safety in the oil and gas industries in Qatar. 21st Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium on Hazards 2009 - Hazards XXI: Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 155. ed. 2009. pp. 570-575
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