EHS Seminar, June 4-6, Galveston, Texas

Join PSRG at this year’s EHS Seminar in Gaveston, Texas.  The annual EHS Seminar is coordinated by the Texas Chemical Council (TCC) and Association of Chemical Industry of Texas (ACIT) in collaboration with the Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA) and the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance (LCIA) and provides a great opportunity to enhance your regulatory knowledge, learn from best practices, network with industry peers, and hear from experts.

PSRG will be co-chairing three sessions, exhibiting and we will have two speakers as follows:

Fuman (Gary) Zhao, Senior Process Safety Engineer, will present on Monday June 4, in Expo A1, at 1.45 pm on Risk-Based Dust Hazard Analysis.  Combustible dust explosions have caused numerous fatalities. They are now a recognized hazard that plant owners and workers cannot ignore. Many industry-specific NFPA dust standards contain provisions for dust PHAs. The newest standard NFPA 652 requires that dust hazards analysis (DHA) be completed on existing facilities and significant modifications. However, NFPA performance-based dust hazard assessment and OSHA compliance requirements lack detailed guidance on how to conduct DHA. Standard-based prescriptive DHA may create unnecessary overprotection. This presentation will explore a risk-based approach developed by incorporating both likelihood and consequence analysis to define safeguard requirements. By comparing safeguard requirements with the credit provided through safeguard availability analysis, a risk-based DHA will provide a sufficient understanding of dust hazards, as well as the safeguard level of demand for dust process safety work activity.

Mike Munsil, Sr. Project Manager(HSE)/ Director, Latin America, will present on Monday June 4, in the Floral A1 room, at 11 am on Using Small Incident Investigation to Enhance Safety Culture. This presentation examines small incident and near miss investigations, looking at how the results of these relatively quickly executed investigations can, when shared with those working in hazardous facilities, increase their situational awareness and enhance the overall safety culture within the facility.

We look forward to seeing you in Galveston next week!

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