Tag Archives: Process Safety

Rethinking Bhopal- A Process Safety Perspective, Part 2

A different kind of “911” happened in 1984. September 11, 1984 was the date that Union Carbide management received the results of an “Operational Safety/Health Survey” completed at the Institute Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) Unit in West Virginia (now Bayer CropScience). Factory blueprints from that existing process were used to construct the pesticide factory where the […]

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Rethinking Bhopal- A Process Safety Perspective

Author of ‘Rethinking Bhopal’, Kenneth Bloch, is a process safety professional who has taken a very deep interest in the Bhopal Disaster story. Rethinking Bhopal is a meticulously researched account of history’s worst single-incident industrial disaster. It contextualises the process facts of the Bhopal plant, comparing them to accepted norms, and presents them in a […]

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Harsh Lessons in Occupational Health and Safety History: the Union Carbide Disaster

In the June 2018 issue of the Safety Institute of Australia’s publication ‘OHS Professional’ BMA’s Tim Edwards and Colin Toogood describe a litany of occupational health and safety transgressions from the earliest days of the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal; and how a complex series of interacting events including design defects, repeated failures, reduced staff […]

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We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.