SOCMA’s National Chemical Safety Symposium - Hosted by ChemStewards®

Process Safety and Operational Excellence

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SOCMA’s National Chemical Safety SymposiumOctober 20-21, 2015
Houston Marriott West Loop
by the Galleria
Houston, TX


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Cost:
Symposium and Workshop:
SOCMA members: $150 per person
Non-members: $300 per person
Symposium Only:
SOCMA members: $95 per person
Non-members: $195 per person
Workshop Only:
SOCMA members: $95 per person
Non-members: $195 per person

SOCMA’s ChemStewards® Program will once again host the National Chemical Safety Symposium in Houston, Texas, on October 20th and 21st. National and local authorities on process and occupational safety will be presenting the latest trends and methodologies used in the industry today to create a safe and secure manufacturing environment.

The Symposium’s featured speakers will be Dr. Thomas M. Connelly, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the American Chemical Society and former Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for DuPont, and Dr. M. Sam Mannan, Chemical Engineering Department Regents Professor, Holder of the T. Michael O'Connor I Chair and Director of the Mary K. O’Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University. Also included on the agenda will be professionals from industry, government and academia. An expert industry panel will discuss new techniques designed to address plant safety.

The primary topics to be covered will be process safety, occupational safety and operational excellence, by way of presentations, panels, networking and Q&A discussions.

In conjunction with the Symposium, on Tuesday, October 20th, process safety expert Jerry L. Jones of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will facilitate a workshop covering “Process Safety Incident Warning Signs,” followed by an evening reception.

Agenda

Tuesday, October 20th Pre-Conference Workshop
2:00 – 6:00 PM (CDT)

Process Safety Incident Warning Signs
Facilitated by: Jerry l. Jones, PE, CSP, CHMM

Topics Addressed:

  • Commonly cited root causes of catastrophic incidents
  • Accountability throughout the organization
  • Key risk based process safety concepts
  • Breakout sessions – Case Studies
  • Analyze select industry incidents

(Target Audience: Plant managers, chemical operators, EHS&S professionals)

6:30 – 8:00 PM Symposium Reception
(All participants of workshop and symposium are encouraged to attend)
   
Wednesday, October 21st Safety Symposium
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Registration / Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:00 AM – 8:10 AM

Welcome, Opening Comments and Review of Agenda for the Day

  • Speakers: Lawrence Sloan, President and CEO of SOCMA and Dr. J. Holland Jordan, Managing Director of ChemStewards®
8:10 AM – 8:40 AM

Morning Keynote Speaker

  • Speaker: Dr. M. Sam Mannan, Chemical Engineering Department Regents Professor, Holder of the T. Michael O’Connor I Chair and Director of the Mary K. O’Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University
8:45 AM – 9:15 AM

PSM Implementation Experience at Eli Lilly - Tools Needed and Lessons Learned

  • Speaker: Robert Stankovich – P. Eng., C.S.P., C.R.S.P. – Associate Senior Consultant – H&S for Eli Lilly and Company
9:20 AM – 9:50 AM 

Application of Barrier-Based Approach to Enhance Incident Investigation

Speaker: Chris Boylan, Head of Section Safety Systems Risk – DNV-GL

9:55 AM – 10:15 AM Scheduled Break (Refreshments & Networking)
10:20 AM – 11:00 AM
 

AIChE Center for Chemical Process Safety Vision 20/20- Resources for Help on the Journey

  • Speaker: Samantha Scruggs – PE, Process Safety Engineer, BP Engineering Center Houston
11:05 AM – 12:00 PM   

Small/Midsize Company Process Safety Challenges and Best Practices

  • Member Panel TBA
  • Moderator: Jerry Jones
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  Lunch and Networking
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Afternoon Keynote Speaker

  • Speaker: Dr. Thomas M. Connelly, Chief Executive Director of the American Chemical Society and former Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for DuPont
1:35 PM – 2:00 PM Navigating News and Social Media During Crisis
  • Speaker: Anne Klein Communications Group
2:05 PM – 2:30 PM News from Washington – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Speaker: James W. Conrad, Jr.
2:35 PM – 2:45 PM Scheduled Break (Refreshments and Networking)
2:50 PM – 3:10 PM Best Practices from an Insurance Auditor Perspective
  • Speaker: AIG Representative
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Operational Excellence:  How It Can Work for You
  • Member Panel TBA
  • Moderator: Dr. Holland Jordan, Managing Director of ChemStewards® 
4:05 PM – 4:30 PM The Changing Face of ChemStewards® – What’s Next?
  • Speaker: Dr. J. Holland Jordan
4:30 PM Closing Remarks
  • Speaker:  Lawrence Sloan, President and CEO of SOCMA

 

Who should attend?

Any individuals associated with the chemical manufacturing industry are encouraged to attend, particularly SOCMA members, EHS&S Staff and LEPCs. Content will be relevant to executive-level employees, as well as plant-level employees.

Questions? Contact Molly Kolodzinski at kolodzinskim@socma.com or (202) 721-4134.