Thursday

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Track ABCDE - A: Managing Safety
Leader(s): Jeff Boivin, J. J. Keller & Associates
Co-Leader(s): Darrell Davis, Sasol
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 The Art of Communication »
Speaker(s): Vicki Irvine, Flowchem
It has been said that communication is the “make or break” of any relationship. Most relationships, personal and professional, succeed based on how well the parties involved communicate their ideas, opinions, needs and desires to each other. This presentation will help participants recognize components and barriers to successful communication and understand the importance of listening skills, body language, and perception versus intent.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 The Eleven Practices That Separate Companies Who Sustain World-Class Safety Performance »
Speaker(s): Jim Spigener, DEKRA Insight
What sets the best safety performers apart? How do they consistently sustain outcomes others struggle to reach? This presentation explores the defining practices that distinguish organizations fluctuating from mediocre to good performance from those that achieve best-in-the-world performance and sustain it regardless of the challenges they face. Gleaned from over 25 years of partnership with some of the best companies and leaders in the world, these eleven practices frame your safety journey and give you the tools you need to reach safety’s summit.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 The GUMBO Recipe for Leadership Success »
Speaker(s): Jennifer Ledet, Ledet Management Consulting
Have you ever felt that some of your team members are just doing the bare minimum to get by? If so, you are not alone! Leaders are expected to do more with less, and inspiring and engaging others is job number one. Your ability to build rapport and relationships has never been more important than in today’s business environment. In this engaging presentation, Jennifer will share her “GUMBO” Recipe for Leadership Success.
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA TBA TBA Dan Borné, President of the Louisiana Chemical Association
1:30 to 2:20 Becoming a Transformational Leader: 5 Principles to Increasing Your Leadership Influence »
Speaker(s): Mark A. Hernandez, CHST, Multiply Leadership
How many of you would like to be a better leader? How many of you would like to learn how to increase your leadership influence? In this powerful session, each participant will learn what the Law of the Lid is and the importance of increasing their lid, be provided a tool for each principle to help identify specific areas and steps in order to increase their influence potential, and Five Leadership Principles that will not only increase your leadership influence but transform your life. Be prepared to be inspired, challenged, and transformed.
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Richard Industrial Group’s Supervisor Safety Training Program »
Speaker(s): Cliff Reeves, Richard Industrial Group
Richard Industrial Group’s Supervisor Safety Training Program places immense focus on the front line supervisor’s success in managing safety. This program has recognized a need to do more in terms of training supervisors on their responsibilities, personal accountability, and techniques to better execute safety programs in the field.
Track ABCDE - B: PSM Emerging Trends
Leader(s): Phil Cuevas, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Co-Leader(s): Kim Dejmek, BakerRisk
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 Out of Sight, Out of Mind »
Speaker(s): Quentin Baker, BakerRisk
Using incident cases, this session will explore several examples of issues that were physically not visible/apparent, or from an engineering standpoint not recognized. The lack of recognition and understanding of the hazards led to the incidents. The presentation will delve into the need for hazards, safety, and risk studies to make visible the hazards and to educate stakeholders in order to effectively manage risks.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 The Future of OSHA's PSM Standard: Confusion? Concerns? »
Speaker(s): Robert C. Gombar, Sr., Esq., BakerRisk
Much already exists that will or could impact the future of OSHA's PSM Standard. OSHA issued an RFI concerning potential changes to the PSM Standard. The RFI covers a series of important issues, such as the exemption for atmospheric storage tanks, RAGAGEP, mechanical integrity for safety critical equipment, and requiring third parties for PSM compliance audits. OSHA also has issued a number of "guidance" memoranda, such as the one dealing with RAGAGEP, which have been criticized by Congress. Lawsuits have been filed, and negotiations have taken place to resolve the lawsuits, if possible. This presentation will examine the potential impact that some of these issues may have on the future of the PSM Standard.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Managing Cold Temperature and Brittle Fracture Hazards »
Speaker(s): Daniel J. Benac, BakerRisk
Brittle fractures of pressure vessels can be both catastrophic and costly. This session will provide guidance in avoiding such failures by identifying some of the causes for cold embrittlement hazards and brittle fracture in pressure vessels. Selected examples will help illustrate the main factors that contribute to brittle fracture, through identifying brittle fracture features, and demonstrating the importance of coordination of materials and potential operating condition.
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA TBA TBA Dan Borné, President of the Louisiana Chemical Association
1:30 to 2:20 API Process Safety Site Assessment Program: Promoting a Culture of Process Safety »
Speaker(s): Andrew P. Broadbent, API
A collaborative industry effort managed by API, the Process Safety Site Assessment Program, is focused on higher risk process safety activities in petroleum refining and petrochemical facilities. This program primarily involves the assessment of a site’s Process Safety systems by independent and credible third-party teams of industry-qualified process safety expert assessors. Through the use of industry-developed protocols that span over 1,000 questions in total, the site assessments evaluate both the quality of the written programs and the effectiveness of field implementation in eight focus areas: Leadership, Management of Change, Mechanical Integrity, Safe Work Practices, Operating Practices, Facility Siting, Process Hazards Analysis, and HF Alkylation/API RP 751. This presentation will provide an overview of the program and present some the learnings, trends and benchmarking developed from the assessments.
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 CCPS Process Safety Metrics: A Global Approach »
Speaker(s): Louisa Nara, CCPS
The use of global metrics is essential for companies and industries who strive to understand their process safety incidents and to improve performance. These metrics are an important component in the comparison and evaluation of site to site, or unit to unit, performance within a company, and to help determine where focus is needed and resources should be allocated. This presentation will discuss the CCPS metrics tools, and ongoing work towards global metrics.
Track ABCDE - C: Plant Managers Hot Topics
Leader(s): Steve Ferrer, ProSys
Co-Leader(s): Jack McVaugh, Environmental Technology & Management
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 Knowledge Management (KM) »
Speaker(s): Kerr Wall, BASF
Knowledge Management (KM) is defined as the systematic approach of getting the right people the right information at the right time using the right media. This information can then be transformed into actionable information, which creates knowledge. Companies build KM programs to help train and onboard a dynamic workforce, manage knowledge loss from retirees and employees leaving the organization, reduce duplication of effort, and help increase productivity of searching for information. This presentation will explore a KM strategy that focuses on 1) knowledge capture, 2) knowledge transfer, and 3) knowledge sharing, and will discuss the process around building communities of practice for knowledge sharing.
9:20 to 9:30 Break
9:30 to 10:20 Lessons Learned From Recent Incidents and Upcoming Regulatory Initiatives »
Speaker(s): Dr. Sam Mannan, Texas A&M Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center
Recent incidents provide a wealth of lessons learned and an important foundation for understanding, identifying, and eliminating root causes, in order to prevent recurrence of these incidents. Root causes are usually deficiencies in safety management systems. In this paper, multiple case histories are analyzed to understand the common similarities between process incidents. The objective of this presentation is to focus on learning common lessons from recent incidents in order to prevent recurrences of similar incidents. In addition, recent incidents have also resulted in various government actions. In response to an Executive Order issued by the president of the United States, different government agencies are developing various legislative initiatives. This presentation will also provide a summary of these initiatives.
10:20 to 10:30 Break
10:30 to 12:00 Human Factors and Industrial Incidents, and How Do You Evaluate Incidents Caused by Human Factors? »
Speaker(s): John Rhodes, Motiva, Steve Thompson, EPA Region 6
Session One: Steve Thompson, Chief of the Air Enforcement Branch for EPA Region 6 will provide an overview of EPA’s Authorities relating to chemical accident prevention, and will share information on frequent areas of noncompliance identified through EPA’s investigations. The presentation will include specific case studies and will include an overview of human factors that have contributed to chemical accidents and accidental releases. Session Two: When faced with an incident involving human factors, the investigator can choose different approaches. This brief presentation explores concepts from a sampling of published literature and how an investigator can begin to apply different perspectives to industrial incidents. Concepts introduced here are suggested as a starting point for further personal study.
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA TBA TBA Dan Borné, President of the Louisiana Chemical Association
1:30 to 2:20 Plant Managers Roundtable Forum Part One »
Speaker(s): Tom Yura, BASF
Restricted to facility managers ONLY and moderated by Tom Yura, this session will address key topics of particular interest to plant managers, including important current industry issues and best practices.
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Plant Managers Roundtable Forum Part Two »
Speaker(s): Tom Yura, BASF
A continuation of Plant Manager Roundtable Forum Part One. Restricted to facility managers ONLY and moderated by Tom Yura, this session will address key topics of particular interest to plant managers, including important current industry issues and best practices.
Track ABCDE - D: Environmental Compliance
Leader(s): Laura Burnett, Noltex
Co-Leader(s): Tim Mann, Noltex
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 The Anatomy of an Environmental, Health, & Safety Audit »
Speaker(s): Derek Seal, Winstead PC
Since 1995, thousands of entities have evaluated compliance, discovered and disclosed violations, and taken corrective actions under the incentives and protections provided by the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act (Act). Regulated entities should be aware of the anatomy of an audit conducted under the Act, and how the Act has been implemented over the first 20 years in existence.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Successfully Navigating Common Pitfalls in RMP Audits and Inspections »
Speaker(s): Roberto Gasparini, Spirit Environmental; Becky Kirk, Spirit Environmental
This session will prepare you to tackle your next Risk Management Plan audit. First, the presentation will explore considerations for internally-driven self-audits, including deficiencies commonly identified by EPA that can easily be corrected. It will then focus on tasks to accomplish before, during, and after an EPA inspection to make it successful.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Recent Developments in the Mass Emission Cap and Trade Program »
Speaker(s): Shanon DiSorbo, DiSorbo Consulting
This presentation will be an update on the mass emission cap and trade program in Texas and Louisiana. Topics will include recent developments in state and federal regulations and guidance, and recent industry emission controls strategy that affect market price and demand.
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA TBA TBA Dan Borné, President of the Louisiana Chemical Association
1:30 to 2:20 Challenges & Updates in LDAR »
Speaker(s): Colin Sheffield, BLOC Environmental Solutions, Deever Bradley, ERM, Rex Moses, LDARtools Inc.
This session will be a panel discussion regarding updates and challenges in leak detection and repair programs.
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Disclosing and Responding to the Regulator »
Speaker(s): Laura LaValle, Beveridge & Diamond
Presenter Laura LaValle will conduct an interactive session covering developments in voluntary and mandatory disclosures under Texas, Louisiana, and federal air laws – including strategies for self-audit disclosures, EPA Section 114 request responses, and Title V deviation, emissions event and MACT/NESHAP/NSPS reporting.
Track ABCDE - E: Award Winning Best Practices
Leader(s): Bill Shaw, Evergreen Industrial Services
Co-Leader(s): Brad Bull, Zachry Group
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 The HBR Award Process »
Speaker(s): Amanda Allred, Houston Area Safety Council
The HBR Safety Excellence Award process is a six month long effort and involves, literally, hundreds of volunteers and participants. It begins with a request for nominations, and this award is unique in that contractors must be nominated by their clients, the users of their services, and there are no self-nominations. Contractor work sites are nominated where the client had verifiable safety performance data for the past calendar year.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 The Team Leader Perspective »
Speaker(s): Mike Fipps, The Dow Chemical Company
Safety audits are conducted by teams of owner and contractor representatives at the Contractor’s work site. Site management and field employees are interviewed to verify that the written safety policies and procedures have been implemented at the work site. This provides an opportunity for team members to see what others are doing to improve safety performance and take the good ideas back to their respective companies and work sites. The audit team leaders with assistance from the Mentors and team members compile the audit scores and determine the level of achievement for each Contractor and identify the Best in each Category.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Short Service Workers Program »
Speaker(s): Sergio Garcia, Evergreen Environmental
This session will examine the services Evergreen Environmental uses to identify short service workers and evaluate their progress.
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA TBA TBA Dan Borné, President of the Louisiana Chemical Association
1:30 to 2:20 The Red Key Program »
Speaker(s): Candice Johnson, Axion Logistics, Sharon McDougle, Axion Logistics
As part of the Red Key Program, each employee is issued a red key. The employees carry their keys with them at all times as a symbol of being the key to safety, using the key to intervene when we see an unsafe act. Come explore how the Red Key Program has impacted safety and behavior at Axion Logistics.
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Humanizing the Project »
Speaker(s): Steve Derbyshire, S&B Engineering and Construction
This session will explore how S&B Engineering and Construction energizes, engages, and promotes positivity within its workforce to provide avenues by which its employees can better themselves, share information, and implement safety and care.