Viewing Posts from August 2019

Blog 62 Elderly Abuse Victim Named

  Sunday, August 25, 2019

Born in the 1960s, recognised in the 1970s, championed for the rest of the century; then the landscape changed, and the abuse started. ICI, a major UK based chemicals manufacturer, which was a significant industrial force in the latter half of the 20th century, started, in the 1950s, to build and operate facilities which were larger and contained more hazards. Accordingly, when losses of that containment occurred, they did so with increasing impact. Indeed, the fatal accident frequency among workers doubled in the 8 years from 1960. Something had to be done. And it was. And it was called HAZOP. It worked. Within 12 years, the ICI Fatal Accident Rate had been r.....Read More

Sex and Drugs and Process Safety!?

  Saturday, August 10, 2019

Ian Dury was an English singer-songwriter and actor who rose to fame during the late 1970s, during the punk and new wave era of rock music. He was the lead singer of Ian Dury and the Blockheads and before that of Kilburn and the High Roads. One of his most iconic songs was entitled ‘Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll’, which included the lyrics ‘Sex and drugs and rock and roll, are very good indeed’ Although banned by the BBC (which undoubtedly helped sales) for being deemed to encourage excess, Dury maintained that the song was trying to suggest that there was more to life than a 9-to-5 existence. Indeed, as a species (or any species in fa.....Read More

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