Tracks Overview

Monday, June 6, 2016

Track ABCDE - A: Industrial Incidents and Lessons Learned
Leader(s): Kim Dejmek, BakerRisk
Co-Leader(s): Steve Ferrer, ProSys
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
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: Roby Plemons, Accident Survivor and Safety Motivational Speaker TBA TBA TBA
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »
Track ABCDE - B: Partnering for Safety
Leader(s): Erin Fulweber, Mahaffey Fabric Structures
Co-Leader(s): Mac McMurrey, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30 to 9:20 OSHA's New Permit Required »
Speaker(s): Pat Furr, Roco Rescue
This presentation covers differences between the general industry and construction industry regulations for permit required confined space operations. In addition to discussing some new definitions, and in particular the addition of some new roles and responsibilities, the need for clear coordination/communication between the various contractor entities will be emphasized.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Open »
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Business Management and Safety Culture: Friends or Foes? »
Speaker(s): Henry Smahlik, CSP, CIH, Hagemeyer North America
The latest safety buzzword is safety culture. This presentation will discuss the interactivity between business management and safety culture. How do you know you have a safety culture? What does business management know about safety? How do they interact?
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: Roby Plemons, Accident Survivor and Safety Motivational Speaker TBA TBA TBA
1:30 to 2:20 Partners in the "Process" »
Speaker(s): Rickey Meyer, Zachry
This presentation is about the partnerships that develop between Host / Customer employees and Maintenance Contractors while working in the process areas of the many facilities in which we perform work. It is built and strengthened through input and feedback while working in scenarios related to tasks such as line & equipment opening, confined space, safe work permitting, hot work and other such critical work. It is a short reflection on the value that can be placed on partnership being among the highest in effectiveness in the facilitation of safe work for our valued employees.
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »
Track ABCDE - C: Emerging Trends
Leader(s): Gus Garcia, Ascend Performance Materials
Co-Leader(s): Kathy Williams, SimplexGrinnell
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
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: Roby Plemons, Accident Survivor and Safety Motivational Speaker TBA TBA TBA
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »
Track ABCDE - D: Focus on Safety
Leader(s): Dan Lehtola, Huntsman
Co-Leader(s): Annie Nguyen, PSRG
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30 to 9:20 Achieving a New Safety Culture: JGC Corporation Perspective »
Speaker(s): Sixto Mendez, JGC
JGC Total Recordable Incidence rate from 2008 to 2014 is shown in the graph, incident rate on the Y axis and year on the X axis. Despite the hard work, and good intentions, JGC has not been able to reduce or lower the TRI Rate below 0.15 cases per 200,000 workhours. JGC believes otherwise and in 2014 to impact a step change, the company decided to change its approach and implemented a new direction. This presentation describes the various activities and programs implemented at corporate, divisional and project level to help achieve JGC’s goals and objectives.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Reactive Hazards Management: Lessons Learned from Major Incidents »
Speaker(s): Sonny Sachdeva, PSRG
Chemical process industry has long suffered from major incidents due to lack of proper understanding of reactive hazards. The focus of this presentation is to identify different types of reactive hazards through examples of chemicals incidents and analyze how a better understanding of these hazards could have avoided these incidents.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Open »
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: Roby Plemons, Accident Survivor and Safety Motivational Speaker TBA TBA TBA
1:30 to 2:20 Active Shooters »
Speaker(s): Depty Jason Hopper, Montgomery County Sheriffs Department
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Hostile Intruders: Do You Have a Plan? »
Speaker(s): Dan Lehtola, Huntsman
Track ABCDE - E: Chemical Transportation
Leader(s): Jack McVaugh, Environmental Technology & Management
Co-Leader(s): Annette Colunga, Lubrizol
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
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: Roby Plemons, Accident Survivor and Safety Motivational Speaker TBA TBA TBA
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Track ABCDE - A: Safety Under the Hat
Leader(s): Pat Daigle, INEOS
Co-Leader(s): Larry Hensley
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
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 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA Dale Brown, Retired Hall of Fame Basketball Coach for Louisiana State University TBA TBA
1:50 to 2:40 Open »
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Open »
Track ABCDE - B: Employee Health
Leader(s): Amanda Baxter, BIC Alliance
Co-Leader(s): Crystal Cedro, Hunter Buildings
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30 to 9:20 Practicing Safety Professionals’ Knowledge, Involvement, and Competencies Associated with Implementation of Workplace Wellness »
Speaker(s): Jennifer Laine, UTHealth
This presentation summarizes a survey of Safety Professionals and how the NIOSH Total Worker Health program is impacting their work environment. It will discuss safety professionals’ knowledge, involvement, and competency associated with the implementation of workplace wellness programs.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Occupational Burn Injuries »
Speaker(s): Dr. Thomas Hysler, MD, MPH, Houston Area Safety Council
Work-related burn injuries are extremely common. Knowing how to identify, classify, and when and where to seek medical care is critical in providing a good outcome for the injured employee. The discussion will focus on providing quality care to your employees while striving to maintain your safety record.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Strategies for Keeping your Emplyee Health Program on Course in a Sea of Constant Change »
Speaker(s): Dr. Robert Emery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
The University of Texas School of Public Health recently conducted a straw poll of approximately fifty seasoned safety professionals and the results were astonishing: 80% had reported to the person they current report to for a period of less than 5 years, and 25% for less than 1 year! These striking results underscore the adage that “change is constant”. But change management is not something that is discussed in traditional employee health academic programs. Interestingly, although change is constant, the underlying data that drives safety and health programs doesn’t change. What does change is the strategy for the delivery of this important information to ensure program support. This presentation will discuss the dilemma of constant change and provide some tips on the personal management of change and various alternative means of communicating to the ever-changing new environment.
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA Dale Brown, Retired Hall of Fame Basketball Coach for Louisiana State University TBA TBA
1:50 to 2:40 Getting the best out of your Diverse Workforce - 2016 »
Speaker(s): Karen Walding, Whitaker Technical
Getting the Best out of your Diverse Workforce - 2016 The State of Diversity in Today's Workforce - Facts & Figures Age Diversity Unraveled Motivators/Drivers by group Solutions
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Open »
Track ABCDE - C: Water and Waste Updates
Leader(s): Nancy Ross, Ascend Performance Materials
Co-Leader(s): Sandra Nichols
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30 to 9:20 TCEQ Water Quality Division: Wastewater Permitting Regulatory Updates »
Speaker(s): David Galindo, TCEQ
This presentation will provide updates on Texas Water Quality topics. Topics include applicability and implementation of 316(b) cooling water entrainment and impingement rules, the approach for the thermal discharge project, resolution of reasonable potential analysis for whole effluent toxicity testing, and revisions to the 2017 Implementation Plan.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 RCRA Update: Proposed Revisions to the HW Generator Rules »
Speaker(s): Catriona V. Smith, TRC Solutions
This presentation will provide an update on the proposed changes to the RCRA HW Generator rules, and practical advice on what those changes will mean to daily operations. We will cover proposed labelling and contingency plan revisions, discuss new closure requirements and offer some real-life examples to help with planning.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Securing an Adequate Water Supply in the Face of Competing Demands »
Speaker(s): Hughbert Collier, Collier Consulting
Severe droughts, population increases, and industrial expansion are resulting in competing demands for adequate water supplies. This talk examines three alternatives for securing additional water sources: development of fresh and brackish groundwater resources and aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) of excess surface water. Technical and regulatory considerations for each of the three alternatives will also be addressed.
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA Dale Brown, Retired Hall of Fame Basketball Coach for Louisiana State University TBA TBA
1:50 to 2:40 Hazardous Waste Injection and Sustainability »
Speaker(s): Frank Marine, Texas Molecular
Sustainability is much more than environmental stewardship alone. The paper will cover the “Triple Bottom Line” of sustainability and some principles, ideas, and strategies of how to reap “profits” on the Triple Bottom Line. The use of captive or commercial hazardous waste injection wells can be used to make their business more sustainable.
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Understanding and Navigating the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) »
Speaker(s): James Burgess, Sage Environmental Consulting
The standards established by TRRP are used by the TCEQ and other Texas regulators to determine response action requirements (cleanup requirements) for remediation sites. The TRRP Rule (30 TAC 350) and conforming rule changes became effective in September 1999. The subjects that are covered are so assorted that the TCEQ has now published twenty-six TRRP guidance documents with additional memorandum, and identified nine additional topics that warrant guidance, thus far unpublished. Please join us as we review the TRRP related topics of: • Determining which releases are subject to TRRP • Spills, Emergency Response • TRRP Guidance and Forms • PCL Tables • APARs • Remediation
Track ABCDE - D: Process Safety Implementation & Improvement
Leader(s): James R. Thompson, ABS Consulting
Co-Leader(s): Ray Supak, INEOS USA
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30 to 9:20 Implementing New Elements into an Existing PSM System »
Speaker(s): James R. Thompson, ABS Consulting
This paper will present an approach for successfully implementing a new element(s) into a site or company’s existing process safety management (PSM) system. This approach includes steps for: <!--break--> (1) developing a new element (2) integrating new element activities into existing elements (3) implementing new Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS) elements, and (4) monitoring new elements or activities. <!--break--> Specific examples for implementing RBPS elements such as Process Safety Culture, Compliance with Standards, Process Safety Competency, Stakeholder Outreach, Conduct of Operations, Measurement and Metrics, and/or Management Review and Continuous Improvement will be provided. <!--break--> This approach and the examples presented will be drawn from "Guidelines for Implementing Process Safety Management," 2nd Edition (CCPS), which is due for publication in early 2016.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Achieving a World-Class Chemical Industry Training Program: 17 Characteristics »
Speaker(s): Robert Walter, AntiEntropics
All American chemical manufacturers face challenges in hiring new staff and developing their job skills; as more and more baby boomers retire, the problem is becoming even more acute. Our industry’s special process safety and environmental risk management needs make meeting the demand for skilled workers an urgent task. The AEI team and a global client understood this requires helping all employees succeed in their jobs. We determined that a world-class training program exists when an organization consistently displays these seventeen characteristics in its behaviors related to training and procedures.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Regulatory Trends: RAGAGEP »
Speaker(s): Jessica Wilson, Katten Muchin Rosenman
In recent years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued requests for information relating to potential rulemaking regarding the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard and Risk Management Plan (RMP), respectively, which both seek input on a potential definition of “Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices” (RAGAGEP). Subsequently, OSHA issued a guidance memorandum regarding the scope and meaning of RAGAGEP from the agency’s perspective. Concurrently, California has issued a proposed refinery PSM standard that includes a definition of RAGAGEP, as well as additional requirements associated with this term. This session will review OSHA’s enforcement memorandum, as well as federal and state regulatory developments involving RAGAGEP, including California’s proposed changes to its PSM standard, and potential implications for the regulated community.
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA Dale Brown, Retired Hall of Fame Basketball Coach for Louisiana State University TBA TBA
1:50 to 2:40 Lessons Learned from Third Party Process Safety Management Audits »
Speaker(s): Steven Pereira, Professional Safety Associates
OSHA is contemplating revising the Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard, 29 CFR 1910.119, to require third party compliance audits. The author has facilitated over 50 third party PSM compliance audits and participated in numerous PSM-related incident investigations and assisted clients in addressing OSHA citations. The results of third party audits often uncover issues not previously detected in the facilities’ internal audits.<!--break--> This session will address lessons learned and include examples of issues third party auditors identified that had not been detected by internal auditors. Examples of deficiencies noted include, but are not limited to:<!--break--> • Documenting Thickness or Corrosion Measurement Locations (TML / CML)<!--break--> • Inclusion of flares, vent systems and small bore piping in the Mechanical Integrity Program<!--break--> • Failure to delineate PSM-critical equipment vs. operational-critical equipment<!--break--> • Lack of credit factors for risk mitigation<!--break--> • Failure to include Critical Operating Limits and Consequences of Deviation in Operating Procedures<!--break--> • Relief valve design and management<!--break--> • Operator training, certification and documentation<!--break--> • Closure of vague and all-encompassing Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) findings and recommendations<!--break--> • Emergency work orders and the lack of a Management of Change (MOC)<!--break--> • Arkansas heaters and coolers<!--break--> • Erroneous Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s) and other Process Safety Information (PSI) used in PHA’s<!--break--> • Failure to identify, classify and investigate PSM-related incidents
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Case Histories of Chemical Plant Hoses Delivering Grief »
Speaker(s): Roy Sanders
Chemical Plant Hoses are essential to transfer fluids in most all chemical processing and petroleum refining facilities. They are necessary to purge vessels to wash vessels, to inert systems, to load and unload drums, trucks, rail cars, barges and ships. Hoses can help for temporary routing, including to compensate for unavailable equipment. <!--break--> But hoses and operator inattention or flawed thinking by operations, shipping or maintenance personnel can misdirect flows into the wrong tank, accidentally drain equipment, overpressure/ under-pressure equipment and create other severe troubles. Worse yet, poorly-specified. or poorly-maintained hoses can result in hose ruptures creating troubles. British studies established that about 10% of all loss of containment incidents occurred involving a flexible hose.
Track ABCDE - E: Emergency Response
Leader(s): Richard Bass, Kuraray America
Co-Leader(s): Tim Mann, Noltex
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
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 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA Dale Brown, Retired Hall of Fame Basketball Coach for Louisiana State University TBA TBA
1:50 to 2:40 Open »
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Open »

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Track ABCDE - A: Leadership
Leader(s): Maria Gallegos, Texas Brine Company
Co-Leader(s): Angie Shaw, LAPCO
7:00 to 8:00 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:00 to 8:50 Lessons from the Guru - Edu »
Speaker(s): Edu Araujo, Orion Engineered Carbons
TBA
8:50 to 9:10 Break
9:10 to 10:00 LOL - Leadership OUT LOUD! »
Speaker(s): Mark A. Hernandez, CHST, Multiply Leadership
TBA
10:00 to 11:30 Break - Trade Show
11:30 to 1:00 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA TBA TBA TBA
1:00 to 1:50 Exceeding Expectations - Your Break from Average »
Speaker(s): Denis Baker, CSP, Flogistix
How do you eliminate competition? By Exceeding Expectations! How do you exceed expectations? Great question! In our time together, I will provide you with 10 practical and informative ways to exceed expectations all the time, every time. By exceeding expectations, you will break away from average. Average is boring!! Don’t be boring
1:50 to 2:10 Break
2:10 to 3:00 Open »
3:20 to 4:10 Open »
Speaker(s): Roy Massengale, EnRUD Resources, Inc
Track ABCDE - B: Air Updates
Leader(s): Carey Pugh, Lubrizol
Co-Leader(s): Leslie Ray, Westlake Chemical
7:00 to 8:00 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:00 to 8:50 Ozone Update »
Speaker(s): Matthew Kuryla, Baker Botts, Zachary L. Craft, Baker Botts
EPA revised the ozone standard to be more stringent on October 1, 2015. This presentation will give an overview of how the new standard will be implemented in designating nonattainment areas and planning to reach attainment. We will also address permitting issues and remaining regulatory obligations associated with the past ozone standards.
8:50 to 9:10 Break
9:10 to 10:00 The Complexities of NSR Permitting – A Case Study »
Speaker(s): Dan Dix, ALL4
This presentation will outline a case study involving the complexities involved with a New Source Review (NSR) construction permit application for a project that involved both Non-Attainment New Source Review (NNSR) and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting. The presentation will focus on creative solutions for demonstration compliance with the 1-hour nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and annual fine particulate (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) through air dispersion modeling and obtaining Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs) as a part of NNSR for the precursors of ozone, NOX and VOC which is required projects was in the Ozone Transport Region (OTR) which treats ozone as a non-attainment pollutant.
10:00 to 11:30 Break - Trade Show
11:30 to 1:00 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA TBA TBA TBA
1:00 to 1:50 Flares: Efficiency and Enforcement »
Speaker(s): Inaas Darrat, Trinity Consultants
In August 2012, U.S. EPA announced that Flaring Efficiency was going to be targeted as part of an enforcement initiative. As part of this initiative, US EPA has multiple additional parameters utilized for flare compliance in addition to the requirements contained in 40 CFR 60.18 and 40 CFR 63.11 and has required additional monitoring and other requirements as contained in Consent Decrees and 40 CFR 60, Subpart Ja. While NSPS Ja requirements only apply to petroleum refineries, those requirements do have an effect on the chemical industry. This presentation will cover those parameters, provide examples, cover requirements in Consent Decrees, and NSPS Ja requirements.
1:50 to 2:10 Break
2:10 to 3:00 Flaring Enforcement into Next Generation Flare Rule Making: Flare Management Plans and Beyond »
Speaker(s): Brandon Bass, Environmental Resources Management, Linda Bartlett, Environmental Resources Management
Flaring regulations are catching up with CDs and the EPA initiative to cut HAPs and are extending into other industries beyond refining. Non-refinery operations can learn from the refinery journey, including flare management plans (FMP). Actions taken now can position industries to prepare for coming capital and operating needs.
3:20 to 4:10 Fenceline Monitoring »
Speaker(s): Roy Massengale, EnRUD Resources, Inc
The Petroleum Refinery Sector Risk and Technology Review (RTR) NSPS final rule was published in the Federal Register on December 1, 2015. Along with some additional emission control requirements, the final rule requires a Fenceline Monitoring Program for Benzene using passive samplers. This presentation summarizes fenceline monitoring requirements and work practice standards in the final rule and discusses EPA Methods 325A and 325B. It also covers the theory behind passive sampling (Ficks' Law) and analysis. This presentation discusses monitoring programs setup from industry, consultant, and laboratory perspectives. It points out considerations for setting up passive fenceline monitoring programs at industrial sites and identifies some potential pitfalls associated with program setup and operation.
Speaker(s): Mark Galley, ThinkReliability
Track ABCDE - C: Best Practices
Leader(s): Phil Warren, Olin Blue Cube Operations
Co-Leader(s): Michael Jordan, Lubrizol
7:00 to 8:00 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:00 to 8:50 Safety Leadership Skills »
Speaker(s): C.J. Beysselance, HazTek Safety Management
This course is designed to educate anyone who supervises or directs others, to be a more effective leader. Special emphasis is placed on safety leadership however, topics included in this class also improve morale, productivity, quality and other elements of worker performance. Established concepts of workplace safety are explained in a manner that non-safety personnel can understand them and implement them. Proven industrial safety best-practices are discussed. The overall objective of the course is to deliver workplace safety theory in a practical and easy to understand manner, so that students can immediately implement these new skills as soon as they return to their workplace.
8:50 to 9:10 Break
9:10 to 10:00 The Migration to Mobile: The Evolution of EHS Software Tools »
Speaker(s): Milan Dayalal, Dakota Software
Mobile technology represents the next major advancement in ehs management, but many questions remain as to how, where, and when mobile devices can best be utilized. This session will cover the greatest opportunities for integrating mobile devices into EHS compliance and environmental management programs including auditing, incident reporting, and geo-tagged task management.
10:00 to 11:30 Break - Trade Show
11:30 to 1:00 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA TBA TBA TBA
1:00 to 1:50 Personal Safety Takes a Team »
Speaker(s): Eddie Rivier, The Dow Chemical Company
1:50 to 2:10 Break
2:10 to 3:00 The iSystem: Designed for Injury Reduction When Performing Work »
Speaker(s): Gene Roberts, The Dow Chemical Company
Need a complete system to help your team work safe? These tools are designed to work together and improve safety performance... iCHAT - The Craft Hazard Assessment Tool is used to identify specific hazards associated with work. iPlan/iProcedure - Provide a safe work plan. iCard - Pre-task hazard assessment. iCan Stop work authority/iIntervene - Stop an unsafe act and the expectation to intervene.
3:20 to 4:10 To Err is Human, To Prevent is Process »
Speaker(s): Mark Galley, ThinkReliability
Preventing problems is more about clearly defined tasks than fixing people. People are of paramount importance which is why the focus should be on tasks. Highly reliable organizations don’t have perfect people; they have highly reliable work processes. This presentation demonstrates how a bias for process improves people’s performance.
Track ABCDE - D: PSM
Leader(s): Travis Guthrie, INVISTA
Co-Leader(s): Robert J. Weber, PSRG
7:00 to 8:00 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:00 to 8:50 Culture: Process versus Personal Safety »
Speaker(s): Juan Contreras, Williams
This presentation will focus on differentiating process safety from personal safety and how failure to do so has resulted in some of the largest incidents in industry history. It will also demonstrate that PSM compliance does not imply a positive process safety culture.
8:50 to 9:10 Break
9:10 to 10:00 Management of Organizational Change »
Speaker(s): Albert Ness, Center of Chemical Process Safety
Business demands, lean manufacturing, acquisitions, mergers, all tend to lead to reduced staffing and/or a change in job structures. The resulting changes can lead to reduced process safety if not handled properly. The need for Management of Change (MOC) systems is now widely recognized, however, the need for Management of Organizational Change (MOOC) does not always have the same level of recognition. Examples of incidents in which lack of MOOC played a role will be presented. Some key concerns related to (MOOC) will be also presented along with a process for managing these changes. The concept of a process safety competency matrix will also be introduced.
10:00 to 11:30 Break - Trade Show
11:30 to 1:00 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA TBA TBA TBA
1:00 to 1:50 Top 10 Lessons Learned from MOC Implementations »
Speaker(s): Rainer Hoff
From time-to-time, various events—audit failures, discontent with the effort required for PSM compliance—triggered the reconsideration of various PSM elements. This often led to redesign and re implementation of parts of the PSM program.There is a specific focus on the following issues: “what’s a change?”, “who should create an MOC?”, effective communication of the program, evolutionary approaches vs “big bang” implementations, desire for and barriers to consistency across multiple sites, checklists: what level of detail is “right”?, integrating foreign sites with different regulatory requirements, small sites with minimal requirements, and others.
1:50 to 2:10 Break
2:10 to 3:00 Walk the Line »
Speaker(s): Jerry Forest, Celanese
In 2015, the focused improvement subgroup of the AFPM advancing process safety group targeted deep dive data analysis that shows a significant number of process safety incidents are caused by operator line-up errors. The program Walk the Line, addresses these causes with a 4 point strategy: reinforce culture, operational discipline, operational readiness, and interaction with the other areas of APS. Walk the Line discusses how to effectively implement a program that is designed to eliminate operator line-up errors in our industry
3:20 to 4:10 Open »
Speaker(s): Tom Harvey, Optimize Performance
Track ABCDE - E: Human Factors
Leader(s): Steve Ferrer, ProSys
Co-Leader(s): Shawn Smith, Kuraray America
7:00 to 8:00 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:00 to 8:50 Managing the Risks of Organizational Accidents »
Speaker(s): Ian Nimmo, User Centered Design Services
In control rooms around the world the safety of field operators and adjoining neighborhoods is ultimately left to the control room operator who supervises the automation systems and ensures the process plant is returned to a safe state in the event of an abnormal or emergency operation. The goal of this operator is to ensure safe operations. Many dismiss the importance of this role and are over-confident of their electronic emergency shutdown systems. However, as we have witnessed from numerous incidents, sometimes that confidence is not well founded. Many incidents are not caused by a failure within a well thought through scenario that occurs. It is during the not so well thought out scenarios that incidents occur and a chain reaction, or domino effect is then caused by small holes in the defenses that align with them and allow the hazard to escape. As we have seen from previous incidents and Near Miss (Hit) Events, plants with well-designed trip systems have exploded causing injury and loss of life. In the Near Hit scenarios, we have witnessed the appropriate intervention of the control room operator who has prevented these type of events. However, why is that trip system intervention required if we employ operators for these very events? We have two words that answer that question, and they are found in numerous situations outside of industry from the Medical field, Aviation, Defense Systems and many others such as car accidents. Those two words are “Human Error”. So we should look at the common failures that lead to human error!
8:50 to 9:10 Break
9:10 to 10:00 There Will be Blood: API 770 and Human Error Prevention in Process Safety »
Speaker(s): Dave Hollaway, ABS Group
It is axiomatic that human error is a causal factor in 60 to 80 percent of accidents and catastrophic events in complex, tightly-coupled systems used in the process industry. It is also clear that these events often have large environmental and public consequences. This paper discusses the perception of consequences in mishap causation and presents a number of tools used to prevent human error. One of these is the SHEL Model, a simple but extremely effective way to analyze error provocative conditions through the interaction of system components with the human operators; the model may also be used as a results-multiplier in the application of human error mitigation strategies presented in API 770. Use of the SHEL Model for routine error trapping tasks such as job safety analyses, permit-to-work systems, or management of change, may significantly reduce the potential for human error as well as decease near miss and accident events.
10:00 to 11:30 Break - Trade Show
11:30 to 1:00 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA TBA TBA TBA
1:00 to 1:50 Incorporating Human Factors into Health and Safety Audit Programs »
Speaker(s): John Angelo, TRC
Companies are revising their health and safety auditing and incident investigation programs to include Human Factors to further advance injury prevention. By incorporating Human Factors into an audit program, the audit fully examines the task, the worker, and company culture to develop a clearer picture on why employees perform errors that lead to workplace injuries. By incorporating Human Factors into the incident investigation process, trends and patters emerge to help the H&S Manager develop and implement effective injury prevention programs. 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 a case study where Human Factors was successfully implemented into a corporate health and safety audit program to focus on why errors were occurring and how to better prevent injuries.
1:50 to 2:10 Break
2:10 to 3:00 Job Role Impact on Safety »
Speaker(s): Dustin Beebe, ProSys
This presentation will review the aspects of decision making that have a big impact on safety in industrial processes. Specifically we will look at key roles such as the control system operator and process engineer. We will cover specific areas such as ability, training, mental and emotional state, physical state, and information sources. We will discuss determining immediacy of the consequence and safe guards that can be deployed to prevent injury to personnel. We will contrast the various roles and how to assess gaps that need to be covered. With the turnover of personnel and loss of experienced personnel, it is critical to assess job functions and provide the appropriate safe guards to insure safe and reliable process operations.
3:20 to 4:10 Human Performance Grows Behavior-Based Safety »
Speaker(s): Tom Harvey, Optimize Performance
Behavior-Based Safety is a good foundation, but organizations must build and grow. Don’t stay stuck – learn how to advance. Learn how high-reliability organizations successfully use Human Performance to identify and fix normalized deviation, process failure modes, reduce errors, and build up safety in ways that instill trust and foster learning.

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 »