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
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. This presentation offers tips on how to drive these practices from the boardroom to the shop floor.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Open »
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
Safety and Health Manager of Richard Industrial Group in Beaumont, Texas. RIG has four companies that perform mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, automation and engineering. 24 years of experience in Occupational Safety and Health. Strong background of procedure and policy writing and implementation as well as training; and is also an author. Richard Industrial Group’s Supervisor Safety Training Program. With immense focus placed on the front line supervisor’s success in managing safety, my company has recognized a need to do more in terms of training our supervision on their responsibilities, personal accountability and techniques needed to better execute our safety program 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 Open »
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Open »
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Open »
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA TBA TBA Dan Borné, President of the Louisiana Chemical Association
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »
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. KM helps companies give data context in order to generate information. 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. KM is not IT or software systems although it must use them. In this presentation, I will introduce our KM strategy that focuses on 1) knowledge capture, 2) knowledge transfer, and 3) knowledge sharing. First I will discuss how we are using out-of-the-box features in Microsoft SharePoint to build our knowledge library and team/project sites. Then I will discuss our process around building communities of practice for knowledge sharing.
9:20 to 9:35 Break
9:35 to 10:25 How Facility Managers Can Use Human Factors to Reduce Injuries »
Speaker(s): John Angelo, TRC
Companies that use Human Factors in their health and safety audit and incident management programs can generate very useful data for Facility Managers to help reduce injuries and overall risk. Certainly knowing, for example, the percentage of audit findings or incidents attributed to lack of knowledge, or lack of resources, or cultural norms or any of the other Human Factors allows Facility Managers implement effective countermeasures to prevent injuries. Understanding and acting upon Human Factors data puts Facility Managers in the driver’s seat regarding achieving corporate goals and expectations regarding injuries. Human Factors refer to job and environmental factors, organizational factors, and individual characteristics which influence behavior at work in a way which can affect employee health and safety. This presentation will focus on how Human Factors can be effectively used by Facility Managers to lower injury rates.
10:25 to 10:40 Break
10:40 to 12:00 Human Factors and Industrial Incidents »
Speaker(s): Steve Thompson, EPA Region 6
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 he 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.
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA TBA TBA Dan Borné, President of the Louisiana Chemical Association
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »
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, literally thousands of entities have evaluated compliance, discovered and disclosed violations, and taken corrective actions under the incentives and protections provided 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 and Becky Kirk Spirit Environmental
We will prepare you to tackle your next Risk Management Plan audit. First, we will present considerations for internally-driven self-audits, including deficiencies commonly identified by EPA that can easily be corrected. We 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
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 & guidance, recent industry emission controls strategy that effect 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
This 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 Overlapping Wastewater Air Regulations »
Speaker(s): Tara Weatherford, Sage Environmental Consulting
One of the most perplexing aspects of today’s regulatory system is the overlap between different regulations. As industry developed over time, state and federal agencies adapted in different ways to better address their unique concerns. Inevitably, it became a challenge to discern which requirements apply in different situations. Wastewater Air regulations, on the national level alone, can stem from Benzene Wastewater Organic NESHAPS (BWON), Hazardous Organic NESHAPs (HON), and Miscellaneous Organic NESHAPs (MON). On top of federal regulations, regional and state agencies have promulgated their own wastewater rules for emissions. With a focus on how these specific regulations apply to chemical plants, this paper will identify the overlapping and differentiating factors that often can make applicability determination and compliance difficult.
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 Open »
9:20 to 9:35 Break
9:35 to 10:25 Open »
10:25 to 10:40 Break
10:40 to 12:00 Open »
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA TBA TBA Dan Borné, President of the Louisiana Chemical Association
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »