An industry that produces and markets chemicals and products derived from petroleum or natural gas.

Threats & Risks

Fires and Explosions

Petrochemical facilities typically involve the handling and processing of flammable and combustible materials, which can result in fires and explosions. These incidents can result in injuries or fatalities, as well as significant property damage.

Chemical Releases

Chemical releases can occur due to equipment failures, human error, or natural disasters. These releases can result in environmental contamination and pose health risks to nearby communities.

Equipment Failures

Petrochemical facilities rely on a range of complex equipment, including pumps, valves, and vessels. Equipment failures can result in production disruptions, as well as safety and environmental hazards.

Natural Disasters

Natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes can damage petrochemical facilities, resulting in production disruptions and environmental contamination.

Standards Compliance Requirement

ISO 45001
Occupational Health & Safety management system – Hazard identification
8.2 Emergency Preparedness and Response
ISO 14001
Environmental Management Standard
8.2 Emergency Preparedness and Response
ISO 22301
Security and resilience
8.5 – Operations
ISO 27701
Privacy information management systems
6.13 Information security incident management
6.13.1 Management of information security incidents and improvements

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