Hazards 28
IChemE's leading process safety conference
Hazards 28

Call for papers

* The call for papers is now closed. Thank you to everyone who sent us an abstract *

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Hazards is about sharing experience and promoting safer working practices across industry. As our guest speaker at Hazards 27, Mark Gallagher, said: "Safety must never be an island of excellence in an ocean of mediocrity." In other words, good process safety practice should transcend organisational boundaries for the benefit of industry and society as a whole.

We invite you to share your experience with others by submitting a paper for the Hazards 28 technical programme.

Abstracts of up to 500-words are invited before 29 September 2017.

Who would we like to hear from?

We are keen to hear from a range of professionals, including industry practitioners, academic researchers, and industry regulators.

We'd like to hear about experience in a range of industry sectors including oil & gas, chemicals, offshore, power, laboratories, nuclear, food & drink, pharmaceuticals, water, manufacturing, renewable energy, agrochemicals, transmission networks of power, and transport of hazardous goods/supply chain.

We would particularly like to share hands-on experiences from those owning and managing risk within operating companies.

What are we looking for?

You may have latest research to share, or valuable feedback on recent challenges encountered and how you solved them. Perhaps others can learn from your company's systems and procedures, or from a specific case study.

Whatever your experience in process safety, if you think others can benefit, then we'd like to hear from you.

Conference themes

The technical programme will be constructed around the functional areas that are fundamental to good process safety practice. Papers are invited on one of the following core themes:

Engineering and Design  Assurance 
Systems and Procedures  Safety Culture 
Knowledge and Competence  Environmental Protection 
Human Factors  

Download our list of suggested topics under each of these core themes 

Why contribute?

  • help to share good practice and make the process industries safer
  • enhance your reputation and demonstrate your commitment to improving process safety
  • publish your paper in the conference proceedings
  • support your professional development

How to submit a paper

  • write an abstract (up to 500 words) outlining your proposed presentation
  • indicate your preferred core theme 
  • ensure you have permission from your organisation
  • submit your abstract to hazards28@icheme.org by 29 September 2017

What happens next?

Abstracts will be reviewed by the technical committee and if successful a full paper will be requested. Following another independent review, successful papers will be offered a speaking slot in the programme or the opportunity to display a poster at the conference. There are approximately 70 speaking slots available.

Key dates

Abstract submission deadline 29 September 2017
Abstract review completed and results communicated End October 2017
Full paper submission deadline 12 January 2018
Full paper review completed and speaking/poster slots confirmed Early February 2018

Gold sponsor



CGE Risk Management Solutions

RAS - Risk Hazards Management

Supported by

Hazards Forum

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).