Wednesday

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Speaker(s): Rixio Medina, Board of Certified Safety Professionals
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 Christa McAuliffe: An Endearing Leader »
Speaker(s): Jerry Woodfill, NASA
2016 is the 30th Anniversary of the loss of Space Shuttle Challenger, January 28, 1986. Unique to that event was the role of teacher-in-space Christa McAuliffe. Through altogether fortuitous events, NASA Engineer Jerry Woodfill happened upon videos of Christa practicing the lessons, never performed in space, in NASA’s zero-g aircraft and space shuttle mock-up facility at the Johnson Space Center. Though Jerry never met Christa, his study of Christa’s videos and recreation of the lessons she would have performed led to his admiration of her as an example of leadership and personal qualities all of us can learn from, whether we are men or women. The program will explain why among thousands it was appropriate that Christa McAuliffe be selected as the first teacher in space, as Christa will speak to us through these “forgotten” videos Jerry discovered in NASA’s archives.
8:50 to 9:10 Break
9:10 to 10:00 Next-Level Communicator »
Speaker(s): Mark A. Hernandez, CHST, Multiply Leadership
The only thing between you and success is knowing how to connect with others. In this high energy presentation, Mark Hernandez will cover the 4 Pillars of Effective Communication: 1. Learn the meaning and the 4 barriers of communication; 2. Learn how to build rapport; 3. Discuss the components of communication (group exercise); 3. Learn Les Brown's powerful component of a powerful story.
10:00 to 11:30 Break - Trade Show
11:30 to 1:00 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA TBA Colonel Len Waterworth, Executive Professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston 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! But how do you exceed expectations? This presentation 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.
1:50 to 2:10 Break
2:10 to 3:00 Building Leaders to Advance Your Safety Culture »
Speaker(s): Norman Guest, CSP, Momentive Performance Materials
Leaders are critical to your organization in the implementation of your EHS management system, incorporating EHS roles/responsibilities into your organization, and engaging employees to create an organizational culture that values safety. A major question for many organizations is “How do we successfully develop our leaders?” This presentation will explore one company’s journey using leadership development to help build a culture with a heart for safety.
3:20 to 4:10 Supervisor Safety Leadership and Competency »
Speaker(s): Rixio Medina, Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Supervisors can implement strategies and actions to impact safety performance and bottom line results. Many incidents happen because adequate supervisor safety competency is not available. Exceptional safety performance is a function of the line organization. This session will explore supervisors’ competency to achieve excellence in safety performance and productivity
Speaker(s): Roy Massengale, EnRUD Resources, Inc.
Track ABCDE - B: Air Updates
Leader(s): Carey Pugh, The Lubrizol Corporation
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. This session 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 Inc.
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 Colonel Len Waterworth, Executive Professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston 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 will discuss monitoring programs setup from industry, consultant, and laboratory perspectives, point out considerations for setting up passive fenceline monitoring programs at industrial sites, and identify 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, The Lubrizol Corporation
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, Randy Tigert, HazTek Safety Management
This session is designed to educate anyone who supervises or directs others, to be a more effective leader. 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. Special emphasis will be placed on safety leadership, and established concepts of workplace safety will be explained in a manner that non-safety personnel can understand them and implement them.
8:50 to 9:10 Break
9:10 to 10:00 The Migration to Mobile: The Evolution of EHS Software Tools »
Speaker(s): Chuck Schmermund, 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 Colonel Len Waterworth, Executive Professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston TBA
1:00 to 1:50 Personal Safety Takes a Team »
Speaker(s): Eddie Rivier, The Dow Chemical Company
More and more we rely on our teams to be able to bring the break-through performance needed in our organizations to be able to meet the tremendous business pressures of safety, cost, and efficiency, and culture differences. We need to develop those teams, their team leaders and back-ups, and the team member themselves to deliver the high performance needed from them to meet their professional and personal needs. This interactive session will help guide you to become a better leader to support those teams and be seen as a value adding supporter.
1:50 to 2:10 Break
2:10 to 3:00 The iSystem: Designed for Injury Reduction When Performing Work »
Speaker(s): Doug Morris, The Dow Chemical Company, 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. The iCHAT: The Craft Hazard Assessment Tool is used to identify specific hazards associated with work. The iCard: is a very simple pre-task hazard assessment tool to be used in the field by the worker. The iCan Stop work authority/iIntervene card is won by the worker to help stop an unsafe act and to reinforce the expectation to intervene. The iStartSmart program helps all new at risk workers learn our rules and policies as soon as they start work on site, and the iCare program will help provide feedback on observations made in the field with workers.
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.
Speaker(s): John Champion, The Dow Chemical Company
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 How Structured Training Can Assist in Reducing Human Errors and Contribute to Operator Excellence »
Speaker(s): Vern Wingfield, GP Strategies
Human error has been shown to be a significant contributor in most major accidents. This risk can be managed through a structured operator training program that takes human factors and safety into consideration as part of the design. A well-executed, structured operator training program includes analysis of short and long term goals, design (including identification of training and assessment methods and plan for development and implementation stages), development of the training and assessment tools with an focus on human factors, implementation of the training, and other features that will be explored.
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, and 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. This presentation will explore examples of incidents in which lack of MOOC played a role. Some key concerns related to (MOOC) will be also presented along with a process for managing these changes.
10:00 to 11:30 Break - Trade Show
11:30 to 1:00 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA TBA Colonel Len Waterworth, Executive Professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston TBA
1:00 to 1:50 Top 10 Lessons Learned from MOC Implementations »
Speaker(s): Rainer Hoff, Gateway Consulting Group, Inc.
Occasionally in history, 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, focusing on: "What’s a change?”, and “Who should create an MOC?” Other key focuses have been effective communication of the program, evolutionary approaches vs “big bang” implementations, desire for and barriers to consistency across multiple sites, 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 a 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 Reducing Process Safety Events »
Speaker(s): John Champion, The Dow Chemical Company
The Dow Chemical Company has dramatically reduced the number of Tier 1 Process Safety events in the last five years. In 2009, the Deer Park site was acquired by Dow and accounted for 30% of the Tier 1 events in the entire corporation. However, in the last two years Deer Park has greatly reduced both Tier 1 and Tier 2 events. This presentation will share some of the elements that have led to the successful reduction in incidents both in the company as a whole, and specifically in Deer Park.
Speaker(s): Camille Peres, Ph. D., Texas A&M University Health Science Center
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, UCDS, Steve Maddox, UCDS
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. However, many incidents are caused during the not so-well-thought-out scenarios where a chain reaction, or domino effect, occurs due to small holes in the defenses that align with them and allow the hazard to escape. Why is a 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 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. In this session, you'll 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.
10:00 to 11:30 Break - Trade Show
11:30 to 1:00 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: TBA TBA Colonel Len Waterworth, Executive Professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston TBA
1:00 to 1:50 Incorporating Human Factors into Health and Safety Audit Programs »
Speaker(s): Craig Doolittle, P.E., TRC Solutions
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. This presentation will focus on a case study where Human Factors have been 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 it will look at key roles such as the control system operator and process engineer, and will cover specific areas such as ability, training, mental and emotional state, physical state, and information sources. 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. This session will explore the various roles and how to assess gaps that need to be covered.
3:20 to 4:10 Unpacking the Phrase "Human Factors" and What It Means for Safety in Industrial Work Settings »
Speaker(s): Camille Peres, Ph. D., Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Human Factors is a phrase that is used widely now and often be defined differently depending on where the term is being used and who is using it. For many Human Factors professionals, it typically refers to a process that involves considering the constraints and capabilities of the human in the design of the human-work interaction to insure effect, efficient, safe, and (ideally) pleasant experiences. This presentation will present a structure for considering three main aspects of human-work interaction - the task, the person, and the environment - and how these aspects can be considered to assess if there is a “fit” within them.