Regulatory Update and Process Safety 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

11:30am - 1:00pm

Lunch (not incuded)

1:00 – 1:20pm

Keynote 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

1:20 - 1:50pm

Demonstration of Operator Training Mobile Simulator

  • Systran Technical and Training Services

1:50 – 4:00pm

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

  • Jerry Jones, PE, CSP, CHMM, CFEI, Chemical Engineering Consultant
    *Break in between session

4:00 – 5:15pm

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

  • Arthur M. Dowell, Process Safety Consultant at A M Dowell III PE PLLC


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 – 8:50am

Keynote Speaker

  • Vanessa Sutherland, Chairwoman of Chemical Safety Board

8:50 – 9:30am

Risk vs. Hazard: Effective Communication Tools for Stakeholder Groups

  • Valerie GreenAssistant Director of the Mary K. O’Conner Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University

9:30 – 9:40am

Scheduled Break (Refreshments & Networking)

9:40 – 11:00am

Safety Culture Panel

  • Don Abrahamson, President and CEO of Abrahamson Consulting LLC, Certified Process Safety Professional (CPSP) and Certified Process Safety Auditor (CPSA)
  • 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 LLC

12:00 - 1:00pm

Lunch and Networking

1:00 – 1:45pm

Safe Work Practices in Chemical Process Industry Facilities

  • David Belonger, DJB Associates LLC
  • David A. Lewis, Member of CCPS Technical Steering Committee and CCPS Advisory Board

1:45 – 2:45pm

SOCMA Member Panel Part 1
Process Safety Challenges Facing Small/Mid-Size Chemical Companies

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

2:45 – 3:00pm

Scheduled Break (Refreshments and Networking)

3:00 – 4:00pm

SOCMA Member Panel Part 2
A Retrospective of Disaster Planning

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

4:00 – 4:45pm

Chemical Operator Training Program – Panel Discussion

  • Scott Rogers, Operations Excellence Manager for Optima Chemical Group LLC
  • Lidell Greenway, VP of Economic Development for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
  • David Hirsch, President and CEO of Systran Technical and Training Services

4:45pm

Closing Remarks



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