Call for papers

Hazards 30 will provide a forum for sharing experiences and promoting good practice across industry. If you have process safety experience to share that others can learn from, we encourage you to present a paper or a poster.

In the words of our guest speaker at Hazards 29:

"It's absolutely critical that we identify the right risk priorities to focus on and work together to find ways to reduce risk for everyone's benefit. To do this, we must talk about our experiences; sharing what's worked well, and the challenges we've overcome." Mike Bell, Worldwide Safety and Health Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Initially, we would like an abstract (500 words maximum) outlining your proposed paper. The abstract submission deadline is 27 September 2019.

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Who we'd like to hear from

Anyone who can provide insights into latest research or developments, lessons learned, or good practice in process safety from an industrial, regulatory or academic perspective.

We would particularly like to encourage those owning and managing risk within operating companies to share their hands-on experience so that others can apply the lessons learned to their own operations.

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

We're also interested in how process safety is being applied in new technologies, eg new energy start-ups, LNG powered vehicles, hydrogen, CO2, biomethane, unconventional gas, batteries.

What we're looking for

You may have latest research or new ideas to share, or practical lessons that others can use and apply to their own work, eg feedback on challenges/issues encountered and how you solved them.

Perhaps others can learn from your company's process safety systems and procedures, or from a specific case study.

Lessons learned from incidents or near-misses are always well-received, as are success stories demonstrating how good process safety practice has delivered tangible, positive results.

As we mark the 60th anniversary of the Hazards conference, examples linking old and new incidents, with a perspective on the lessons learned for the future, are welcomed.

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

Conference themes

Papers are invited on the following core themes:

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

Download our list of suggested topics in 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.
  • Get your paper published in the conference proceedings.
  • Enhance your CV and demonstrate a commitment to your personal/professional development.

How to submit a paper

If you'd like to discuss your proposed paper/topic before submitting a paper, contact us and we'll put you in touch with our technical committee

What happens next?

  • Abstracts will be reviewed by the technical committee and if they are considered sufficiently suitable and relevant to the Hazards 30 programme, 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 up to 70 speaking slots and an unlimited number of poster slots available.

Key dates

  • 27 September 2019 – abstract submission deadline
  • End October 2019 – abstract review completed and results communicated
  • 17 January 2020 – full paper submission deadline
  • Early-February 2020 – full paper review completed and speaking/poster slots confirmed