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    Lessons from Longford: The Esso Gas Plant Explosion - Safety Book


    One of several safety books, this has been written by Professor Andrew Hopkins who is a world renowned expert in the analysis of the causes of major industrial accidents.

    Professor Hopkins' latest of his safety books is about the human and organisational causes of the Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster titled Disastrous Decsisions.

    Professor Andrew Hopkins was an expert witness at the Royal Commission of inquiry into the Longford refinery gas explosion that resulted in the death of two workers and crippled Melbourne's gas supply for two weeks. In examining how the explosion occurred, he outlines eleven key contributory elements in the safety chain. This is one of several safety books by Professor Hopkins.

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    "Professor Hopkins is an articulate and engaging speaker, who actively held the attention of audiences at all levels within our organization.  We were delighted to secure the services of Prof. Hopkins for an on-site visit that included insightful presentations to our executive committee, senior manufacturing leadership, and two open lectures held at a major manufacturing site and our corporate headquarters facility. 
     
    We are actively using Prof. Hopkins’ materials, including ‘Lessons from Longford’ and ‘Failure to Learn’, as part of our organizational journey towards becoming a Highly Reliable Organization.  We have found these materials to be exceptionally relevant and meaningful as a foundational part of our ongoing process safety educational efforts."
    Dr. Peter Cartwright
    Vice President and Executive Director;  Environmental, Health, and Safety
    Dow Corning Corporation

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