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



Webinars and Training

WPAC Safety Foundation Webinar Series: 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


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/