Providing Key Industry Insights and Learnings


May 2022 WPAC Safety Committee Safety Share: Inherently Safer Design in Wood Pellet Production



Webinars and Training

WPAC Webinar (July 2022): Analysis of Deflagration Isolation in Wood Pellet Production for Safer Operation.

WPAC Safety Foundation Webinar Series (November 2020): Using Bow Tie Analysis to Assess Combustible Dust Hazards and Controls.



​​Rayner Brown, K., Addo, A., Khan, F.I., & Amyotte, P.R. (2020a). Inherently Safer Design Principles in Risk Management. In P. Amyotte (Ed.) & F. Khan (Ed.), Methods in Chemical Process Safety. Cambridge, MA: Elsevier/ Academic Press, (Volume 4). 2

Rayner Brown, K., Amyotte, P.R., Khan, F.I., Hastie, M. (2020b). Inherently Safer Design Protocol for Process Hazard Analysis. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 149, 199-211.


Turner, L., Amyotte, P.R., Rayner Brown, K. (2021). Hierarchy of Controls in Contra Costa Health Services Incident Investigations. Process Safety Progress. 40 (4), 375-383.


Rayner Brown, K., VanBerkel, P., Khan, F.I., Amyotte, P.R. (2021). Application of Bow Tie Analysis and Inherently Safer Design to the Novel Coronavirus Hazard. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 152, 701-718.

News and Features


Wood Pellet Association of Canada (September 2022). The Power of Pellets: Innovating Our Way to a Safer, Better Product.

Dust Safety Science Podcast (July 2022): DSS184: Application of Bow Tie Analysis & Inherently Safer Design in Canadian Wood Pellet Mills with Kayleigh Rayner Brown.

Canadian Biomass (July 2022): Focus on deflagration isolation can lead to safer operations: webinar.

BC Forest Safety Council (July 2022): Webinar Recording: Analysis of Deflagration Isolation in Wood Pellet Production for Safer Operation.

Canadian Biomass (January 2022): New report on deflagration isolation released.

Canadian Biomass (November 2021): Critical control management initiative on track for wood pellet sector.

Canadian Biomass (August 2021): Industry embracing critical control management: workshops completed at 10 sites. kshops-completed-at-10-sites/


Canadian Biomass (July 2021) New grant supports process safety management research earch/  


Canadian Biomass (April 2021): What you don’t have, can’t leak: Q&A with Kayleigh Rayner Brown on process safety. er-brown-on-process-safety/