Tracks Overview

Monday, June 1, 2015

Track ABCDE - A: Managing Turnarounds and Expansions
Leader(s): Erin Fulweber
Co-Leader(s): Mac McMurrey
7:00 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: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »
Track ABCDE - B: Focus on Safety
Leader(s): Buster Keasler
Co-Leader(s): Becky Keasler
7:00 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: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »
Track ABCDE - C: Emerging Trends
Leader(s): Kathy Williams
Co-Leader(s): Gus Garcia
7:00 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: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »
Track ABCDE - D: Security
Leader(s): Larry Hensley
Co-Leader(s): Edward Flynn
7:00 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: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »
Track ABCDE - E: Industrial Incidents and Lessons Learned
Leader(s): Steve Ferrer
Co-Leader(s): Kim Dejmek
7:00 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: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Track ABCDE - A: How to Manage your Waste and Water Issues
Leader(s): Sherman Hampton
Co-Leader(s): Sandra Nichols
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30 to 9:20 Cooling Water Intake Structure Rule for Existing Facilities »
Speaker(s): Lial Tischler
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted final regulations for cooling water intake structures (CWIS) at existing and Phase 1 facilities in July 2014. The rule became effective on October 7, 2014. This presentation will discuss the principal requirements of the final rule and their implications to existing facilities that have intake structures that are subject to the rule.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Sustainable Waste Minimization Program »
Speaker(s): Catriona V. Smith, REM
Do you want to leverage your Waste Minimization Plan to really save money by engaging employee ideas to reduce water usage, waste disposal costs and identify other recycling options? This presentation will look at an alternative way of developing a multimedia waste minimization program that looks across media within your organization, takes advantage of a bottom-up approach and will ultimately provide a waste minimization program that will not just be a document on the shelf, but can be implemented with buy-in from all staff levels. We will discuss benchmarking against your industry peers and developing an incentive program to encourage participation and follow-through with ideas tracking and recognition.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Whole Effluent Toxicity Challengs »
Speaker(s): Sherman Hampton
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:50 to 2:40 Texas Water Development Board Updates »
Speaker(s): Carlos Rubinstein
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Open »
Track ABCDE - B: Safety Under the Hat
Leader(s): Pat Daigle
Co-Leader(s): Kathy Cameron
7:00 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: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:50 to 2:40 Open »
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Open »
Track ABCDE - C: Process Safety
Leader(s): James R. Thompson
Co-Leader(s): Parfait Miakatsindila
7:00 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: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:50 to 2:40 Open »
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Open »
Track ABCDE - D: Emergency Response
Leader(s): Richard Bass
Co-Leader(s): Tim Mann
7:00 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: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:50 to 2:40 Open »
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Open »
Track ABCDE - E: Employee Health
Leader(s): Bob Brennecke
Co-Leader(s): Amanda Baxter
7:00 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: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:50 to 2:40 Open »
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Open »

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Track ABCDE - A: Air Updates
Leader(s): Leslie Ray
Co-Leader(s): Carey Pugh
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker:
Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 Boiler MACT Initial Compliance... The Clock is Ticking »
Speaker(s): Jose Orcini
The January 31, 2016 deadline for initial compliance of USEPA’S Boiler MACT (40 CFR 63, Subpart DDDDD), is quickly approaching. This presentation will cover topics related to initial and long term compliance requirements under 40 CFR 63, Subpart DDDDD including: planning, testing, energy assessments, audits, tune-up execution, and record keeping.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Ozone standard revision: permitting and compliance implications »
Speaker(s): Matthew Kuryla
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed a new ozone standard in the range of 65-70 ppb, and a new, separate secondary ozone standard. In this talk, we will review the timeline of potential changes in PSD and minor source air permitting, the role of ozone air quality modeling in permitting, potential new roles of offsets in permitting, and longer term control strategy implications.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Flare Monitoring Panel »
Speaker(s): Danielle Nesvacil
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:50 to 2:40 Air Permitting Update from the Regulators »
Speaker(s): Steve Hagood
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Texas Air Permitting Update (GHGs, Expedited Permitting & More) »
Speaker(s): Laura LaValle
The session will be a survey of the year's developments in Texas air permitting, with a focus on NSR permitting. Along with other topics, the session will include discussion of TCEQ's commencement as the Texas GHG permitting authority, and changes made by the 2015 Texas Legislature that will affect air permitting. I would be happy to revise/tailor the presentation to be compatible and not overlap with topics others will cover.
Track ABCDE - B: Chemical Transportation EHS
Leader(s): Jack McVaugh
Co-Leader(s): Annette Colunga
7:00 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 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:50 to 2:40 Open »
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Open »
Track ABCDE - C: PSM Tips from the Old Pros
Leader(s): Sheryl Kuhfeldt
Co-Leader(s): Janet Grezlik
7:00 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 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:50 to 2:40 Open »
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Open »
Track ABCDE - D: Sharing Best Practices
Leader(s): Dan Lehtola
Co-Leader(s): Phil Warren
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker:
Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 The 4-A's To Safety (ACCEPT, ASSESS, ADDRESS, ABORT) »
Speaker(s): Keith Sliman
The 4-A's To Safety provides a new look the natural progression of events that would normally (but subconsciously) be taken when facing a hazardous situation and presents it (with more than a little humor)into one that can consciously be applied to activities at work, home and at play.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 The Ugly Truth about Behavior-Based Safety »
Speaker(s): John Grubbs, MBA, RPIH, CSTM
Is today's BBS a business, benefit, or bust for safety? Most BBS processes fail or stagnate withing 3 years. Some managers fake the legitimacy and success of BBS to prevent admitting failure. In this session, attendees will confront the brutal reality of the BBS process while determining the simple truth for success. If your organization utilizes BBS, do not miss this opportunity to examine the core components for both success and failure.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Open »
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:50 to 2:40 Open »
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Open »
Track ABCDE - E: Leadership
Leader(s): Maria Gallegos
Co-Leader(s): Hillary Nickerson
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker:
Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION - STEPS TO SUCCESS »
Speaker(s): Jerry Woodfill
Mr. Woodfill presents a compelling auto-biographical program. Using personal accounts of fear, frustration, and failure leading to success, the 45 minute talk combines multimedia clips, live music, historic recreated speeches and humor. These provide motivation and instruction in an entertaining fashion. The diversity of the presentation is designed for encouragement. Special emphasis is on the speaker’s NASA experience as the Apollo Spacecraft Warning System Engineer for the Moon landing and the rescue of Apollo 13. Each mission is compared to individual goals. Mr. Woodfill’s reenactment of President John Kennedy’s Rice Stadium speech serves as a motivational element in the program likening it to our employer’s as well as our personal goals. (Example: “We do this thing not because it is easy, but because it is hard…to bring forth the best of our energies and skills.”) Regardless of our, at times, perceived failure and discouragement, Mr. Woodfill demonstrates the ultimate good coming from perseverance. It is shown how: 1) Initial failure can actually be a catalyst for success. 2) All of us have unique talents that set us apart as “gifted”. 3) Often, what appears as a “set-back” leads to special abilities and opportunities that might never have been discovered but for an unfortunate circumstance.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 The Anthem »
Speaker(s): Mark A. Hernandez, CHST
TBA
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Essentials for New Leaders »
Speaker(s): J. Mark Bogle
1. Lead With a Vision for the Future 2. Expect the Company Core Values 3. Actively Coach Daily 4. Develop Self and Others 5. Establish Clear Expectations 6. Role Model Expected Behaviors
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:50 to 2:20 Leadership Lessons on Human Performance »
Speaker(s): Tim Autrey
TBA
2:20 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 When Culture Really Matters--Leadership Accountability as Precursor to an OE Culture »
Speaker(s): Rudy Lopez
What do Hazardous Waste Reductions, Scorecards, and “Be Safe” Posters have in common? They are part of the typical EHS landscape, but do people really pay attention? Come learn what it takes to have a culture of operational excellence where everyone is engaged and zero is achievable.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Track ABCDE - A: Environmental Regulators, Lawyers and Consultants
Leader(s): Laura Burnett
Co-Leader(s): Betsy Farkas
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 State Enforcement Update »
Speaker(s): Ramiro Garcia
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Federal Enforcement Update »
Speaker(s): John Blevins
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Audit Privilege in Texas »
Speaker(s): Jess McCabe
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »
Track ABCDE - B: Managing Safety
Leader(s): Jeff Boivin
Co-Leader(s): Darrell Davis
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 Communication »
Speaker(s): Vickie Irvine
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 Practice: We're Talking About Practice! »
Speaker(s): Eddie Craft
This presentation, by members of the Axiall Plaquemine Safety Involvement Team, will demonstrate how their employee driven safety team was created, grew, and has branched out to other company sites, promoting effective safety practices, employee buy-in and overall safety culture.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 The Road to Zero Injuries »
Speaker(s): Ferris Callihan
The cost of injuries is presented; this cost must be a line item on the site’s financial statement that the site manager must “explain” periodically. Sites that go for long periods of time without injuries have employees that behave in a certain way and the site looks a certain way.
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:30 to 2:20 Mark Hernandez Safety Culture »
Speaker(s): Mark A. Hernandez, CHST
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Managing Behavioral Tolerance »
Speaker(s): Rickey Meyer
Managing behavioral tolerance is a module which focuses on Field Safety people and Front Line Supervisors. It takes us into the many employee performance indicators that are targeted by all typical workplace leadership. These indicators are be broken down by the frequency they are reviewed and the various tolerance levels supervision obtains towards them. Visual illustrations will demonstrate when front line supervision shifts a low tolerance to a performance indicator. The likelihood of occurrence diminishes when this technique is applied.
Track ABCDE - C: PSM Emerging Trends
Leader(s): Phil Cuevas
Co-Leader(s): Kim Dejmek
7:00 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: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »
Track ABCDE - D: Award Winning Best Practices
Leader(s): Bill Shaw
Co-Leader(s): Jon Atteberry, CSP
7:00 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: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »
Track ABCDE - E: Plant Managers Hot Topics
Leader(s): Steve Ferrer
Co-Leader(s): Jack McVaugh
7:00 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: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »