The Editor’s Spotlight for the January / February 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety is shining on: Explosive precursor safety: An application of the Deming Cycle for continuous improvement by Hugo Schmidt who is affiliated with Cambridge CARES in Singapore.
The abstract for this article is:
General safety regulations need to follow a ‘one size fits all’ model, which may lead them to inadequately address challenges posed by different individual use scenarios. Hence, the regulatory requirements are best regarded as an essential minimum level of safety; further improvement essential. Discussed here is a model for developing an explosive precursor safety system. With the Singapore legal requirements for an explosive precursor as the minimum, the Deming Cycle for continuous improvement was used to develop a fully mature safety program, across two Plan-Do-Check-Act cycles that incorporated feedback and observation of continuous practice.