In this two-part series we’re going to look at the difference – and the connection – between personal safety and process safety. We’ll start by finding out what is meant by personal safety.

To learn more we spoke with Cameron MacGillivray, Enform’s president and CEO.

Q: What is personal safety?

 Q: What would be an example of personal safety in action?

Q: What role does personal safety tend to play in safety training programs?

Personal safety compared to process safety

How then is personal safety different from process safety? According to Cameron, “process safety deals with complex operations. Personal safety generally affects one individual: think of slips, trips and falls. Both offer unique methods in approaching safety on the worksite.”

To learn more, check out this presentation:

In an upcoming post we’ll take a look at process safety in more detail. You can also read more from Cameron in these previous blog posts: