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CFSE Endorsement Program: I Know What It Is, but Why Do I Need It?

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Participation in the endorsement program can provide many benefits to you and/or your company:

  • Professional growth and development
  • Acquire / Demonstrate expertise in specific areas of functional safety
  • Strengthen you resume
  • Make yourself a more valuable safety engineer
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CFSE Endorsement:  Preparation and Achievement

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Passing an endorsement examination demonstrates proven capabilities and subject matter expertise beyond that which is required for the Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) or Certified Functional Safety…

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CFSE/CFSP: Why and How to Become One

 

As an engineer responsible for critical industrial processes, we face a variety of challenges:

  • coping with new and changing standards
  • increased pressures for process uptime and plant safety
  • a growing list of responsibilities
  • decreased availability of support personnel

This makes…

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Setting up for FAILURE

Last week I was part of a conversation that made me really question why people (companies) would set themselves up for failure.  Is it lack of knowledge?  Lack of communication? Or maybe they are simply NEW to the process and don’t know what to expect.

But then I thought…

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Site Safety Index IMPACT on Failure Rates and PFDavg

Site Safety Index IMPACT on Failure Rates and PFDavg

Performing site audits for numerous customers can be very telling.  All sites have their own unique layout, procedures, documentation, and people.  Did you know that failure rates differ from site to site?  Are you surprised?  According to our recent webinar results, the majority of people aren’t, and in fact…

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The 3rd Party Effect (Part 1)

The 3rd Party Effect (Part 1)

Have you even wondered, been involved, or WERE the little kid that didn’t listen to your parents, but always listened to a teacher?  This is called the “Third party effect.”  In business, it is well known that the power of persuasion can be the most effective by a third…

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The True Meaning Behind Those Fancy Letters on a Signature

The True Meaning Behind Those Fancy Letters on a Signature

Let me ask you a few questions: Does adding letters after a person’s name make them more important? What did that person go through to achieve those letters? If someone has XYZ after their name and another person also has XYZ after their name, are they equal? Did one…

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WHY are Failures Occurring at a Different Rate from Our Other Site?

WHY are Failures Occurring at a Different Rate from Our Other Site?

Site audits have shown many differences in how things are done from site to site. This impacts many variables in a safety instrumented system!

A key metric for process industry designs is called average Probability of Failure on Demand (PFDavg).  After several studies of many field failure and proof…

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