Tuesday

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 »