PSRG PSM Forum Sept 26, 2012

PSRG Inc. is pleased to announce that we will hold our next PSM Forum luncheon on September 26, 2012 at Brady’s Landing Restaurant in Houston, Texas from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. You are cordially invited to attend. There is no fee to attend this event. A complimentary buffet lunch will be provided.

Guest Speaker will be Mr. Charles J. King, a Process Safety veteran with 25+ yrs. experience and an industry expert in the areas of Process Safety Management, Fire Risk Management, HSEMS, and Organizational Culture.

If the acronym “PSM” makes you think “compliance”, “complicated”, or “costly”, then you may be unnecessarily worried. If “PSM” puts you in mind of “work”, “effort”, “leadership”, or “responsibility”, you may be on the right track. PSM is often presented as technically complex, requiring a large staff of engineers and specialists with an array of tools and techniques that appear to grow in intricacy and sophistication year by year. This image is perpetuated by compliance failures that we hear of from time to time, and perhaps, by certain individuals and groups with an interest in maintaining the mystery. The simple fact is that PSM is not a technical issue for engineers and safety specialists to deal with; it is an issue of management and leadership. This presentation will use data, case studies, humor, and “Management 101” to illustrate the critical importance leaders and managers play in maintaining plant safety and regulatory compliance. A twelve-step guide to safely managing process hazards will be outlined, which acknowledges the need for and the role of process safety expertise while placing emphasis on the role of senior management who provides the leadership, oversight, and organizational culture for success. Along the way, PSM is demystified and shown to be accessible to facilities of any size.

Charles has 25+ years of domestic and international experience in the Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Mining & Metals, and Power industries. After serving 15 years in various technical and project management roles with Bechtel, Charles let in 2011 to start his own consulting practice. As Chief Engineer for Process Safety at Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Charles provided the overall technical leadership and management for Safety-in-Design and Regulatory Compliance. Prior to working at Bechtel, he worked for ICI Australia for 10+ years in operations, design, construction, commissioning, and consulting in process safety. Charles is a chemical engineer with Masters degree in Leadership and Management; a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, Australia, and the U.K.; and a Certified Fire Protection Specialist. Born in Sydney, Australia, he has lived in the U.S. since 2006.

Presentation will commence about NOON following a complimentary buffet lunch. Buffet lunch will be available starting at about 11:15 AM. Q&A will follow Mr. King’s presentation.

Lunch and presentation will be held at Brady’s Landing Restaurant, located on the Houston Ship Channel at 8505 Cypress Street, near I-610 and Highway 225 in SE Houston (Tel. 713-923-9488). For directions, see http://www.bradyslandingrestaurant.com/bradyslanding/directions.aspx or contact PSRG at 713-532-8800.

Since 2001, PSRG has organized and hosted the PSM Forum as a venue for facility owners/operators to learn and exchange industry best practices and lessons learned with industry colleagues and their facilities.

If you and/or others in your company would like to attend this PSM Forum, please RSVP with names and contact information NLT September 25, 2012. To RSVP or for additional information, please do not hesitate to contact PSRG at 713-532-8800; OR via Email) psmforum@psrg.com. We look forward to seeing you there.