Operational Excellence in EHS Workshop

October 11


8:00 – 9:00am

Registration / Continental Breakfast & Networking

9:00 – 11:30am

Legislative and Regulatory Update

  • Robby Helminiak, Director of Government Affairs for SOCMA

1:00 – 1:30pm

Demonstration of Operator Training mobile simulator

  • Systran

1:30 – 3:30pm

Operational Excellence in EHS Requires Focus on Risk Culture, Competencies and Conduct of Operations

  • Jerry Jones

3:30 - 3:45pm

Scheduled Break (Refreshments and Networking)

3:45 – 5:00pm

Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) – A Competency That Can Help Your Organization Better Manage Chemical Process Risks

  • Arthur M. Dowell, Chemical Process Safety Consultant


National Chemical Safety Symposium

October 12


7:00 – 8:00am

Registration / Continental Breakfast & Networking

8:00 – 8:10am

Welcome, Opening Comments and Review of Agenda for the Day

  • Jennifer Abril, President and CEO of SOCMA and Dr. J. Holland Jordan, Managing Director of ChemStewards®

8:10 – 9:30am

Keynote Panel

  • 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
  • Vanessa Sutherland, Chairwoman of Chemical Safety Board

9:30 – 9:40am

Scheduled Break (Refreshments & Networking)

9:40 – 11:00am

Safety Culture Panel (Holland Jordan Moderator)

  • Don Abrahamson, CCPS Certified Process Safety Professional and Certified Process Safety Auditor (IIA)
  • Seth Bretscher, Caterpillar Safety Services; Retired Colonel for US Air Force

11:00am – 12:00pm

Utilizing EHS&S as a Business Advantage

  • Michael Stadelmaier, Procurement Manager for BASF Contract Manufacturing
  • John Foley, President & CEO for KMCO

12:00 - 1:00pm

Lunch and Networking

1:00 – 1:45pm

Safe Work Practices in Chemical Process Industry Facilities

  • David Belonger, DJB Associates LLC

1:45 – 3:00pm

SOCMA Member Panel: Process Safety Challenges Facing Small and Mid-Size Chemical Companies (Jerry Jones Moderator)

  • Larry Birdsell, Custom Processing Business Director for Trecora Chemical, Inc.
  • Greg Milewski, Manager of Process Safety for KMCO
  • Dana Cooper, CEO and President Cooper-Hayes LLC

3:00 – 3:15pm

Scheduled Break (Refreshments and Networking)

1:45 – 3:00pm

Chemical Operator Training Program – Panel Discussion (Holland Jordan Moderator)

  • Optima Chemical
  • Lidell Greenway, VP of Economic Development for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
  • Systran

4:00 – 4:30pm

Washington Update

  • Representative from SOCMA's Government Releations Team

4:30pm

Closing Remarks



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