Management systems have had long widespread acceptance in many industries for various applications: notably, quality, safety, and environment. In recent years, the North American onshore pipeline industry has started adopting management system principles for the management of pipeline integrity. This paper discusses the rationale for adopting a systems approach to safety and presents a safety and loss management system template that may be used for the full life cycle of a pipeline, from concept to abandonment.
Issue Section:Pipeline Systems
Keywords:management systems, accident causation models, systems approach, pipeline safety, losses, pipelines, safety
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