The impact of the BP baker report and process safety survey
An online survey about the impact of the BP Baker Report and Process Safety Survey on the process safety industry was given out to 379 subscribers of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center listserv in February of 2009. To assess participants' familiarity with the BP Baker Report, respondents were asked to what extent they had read the full BP Baker Report. The majority of respondents (86.3%) indicated they had read at least some portion of the report (52 [13.7%] respondents indicated they had not read any of the report). When asked further about their experiences with the report, 67 (17.7%) indicated they were required to read the report as a part of their job, 50 (13.2%) indicated their supervisor asked their opinion of it, 102 (26.9%) indicated they presented information about the report to others in their company, 248 (65.4%) were personally interested in the information contained in the report, and only two (0.5%) respondents indicated receiving continuing education credits for reading the report. The impact of the BP Baker Report was also evaluated through a series of questions that were responded to on a 5-point Likert scale. The participants were asked how important the report is to the future of safety in chemical processing. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Spring National Meeting and 5th Global Congress on Process Safety (Tampa, FL 4/26-30/2009).