|Safety and Reliability|
DuPont has world-class standards on safety, reliability, and process management. The extra steps that we take to ensure safety include:
Process Safety Information—Including analysis of chemical hazards, technical detail on the process, materials of construction, relief systems, and safety systems.
Process Hazard Analysis—Including detailed analysis of "What If?" cases, identification of potential incidents and how to mitigate, identification of any previous incidents and necessary corrective action, physical location of the process, and other detailed information.
Operating Procedures—Consisting of detailed steps for each operating phase of the process, emergency procedures, control measures if releases should occur, and a continuous review of all procedures to ensure they are up-to-date.
Training—Including initial training for each employee, refresher training, and formal training documentation. Contractors working in or on the process also receive training before such work.
Mechanical Integrity—Consisting of written maintenance procedures, training for maintenance personnel, inspection and testing requirements, repair of deficiencies in equipment, quality assurance procedures, and spare parts acceptability to the particular process.
Management of Change—A formal process that includes the discipline or examining changes to the process (chemicals used, equipment, technology, employees involved in operating the process, etc.) before they are made to help ensure all systems continuously operate safely.
Pre-Start-Up Review—Including a process safety review of all changes in operations that require a modification.
Product Stewardship—The business process is responsible for the management of a product throughout its existing life cycle, focusing on health, safety, and environment.
Note: Additional areas of expertise include material handling, compatibility, corrosion, microbiology, regulatory, product stewardship, and process safety management.