10th GCPS Short Courses

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 8:00am-5:00pm CDT

To Register for a short course please select the course title on the 9th GCPS registration form or contact customer service for assistance at CustomerService@aiche.org or call 1800-242-4363

S1: Hazard Identification for Operations and Maintenance Workers

Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Cambridge 

Price: $600

Instructor: Brian Kelly (CCPS Staff Consultant)

Description:

This 7 module course will provide participants with the knowledge and skill to more effectively identify process and mechanical hazards in the workplace and to strategize a method for dealing with these.

The course is based on the CCPS concept book “A Practical Approach to Hazard Identification for Operations and Maintenance Workers”. The course follows a workshop format with several videos, case studies and team breakout exercises. Quizzes are conducted at the end of each module to ensure that participants have a good grasp of the material that was covered. The course also previews some of the material from the Hazard ID eLearning course available through AIChE.

Modules include:

  • Introduction to Hazards and Hazard Identification
  • Physical and Mechanical Hazards
  • Hazard Recognition Techniques
  • Process hazards
  • Use of Human Senses to Identify Hazards
  • Work Hazards
  • Hazard Evaluation and Ranking

Participants will be provided with a copy of the CCPS concept book “A Practical Approach to Hazard Identification for Operations and Maintenance Workers”.

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S2: Using Plant Inspections for Catastrophic Incident Prevention

Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Marlborough B

Price: $600

Instructor: Robert F. Wasileski (Senior Corporate Process Safety Engineer)

Description:

Personnel involved with day‐to‐day plant operations maintain an important role in process safety and loss prevention. These individuals are often the first ones to identify hazardous process conditions, equipment impairments, and other abnormalities in a manufacturing operation. Physical and occupational‐safety hazards are generally well understood and readily identified by front‐line personnel. However, process hazards are often more subtle and may be more difficult to recognize. Further, the techniques for evaluating such hazards may not be well understood.
This course will explain the anatomy of catastrophic process incidents, the concepts associated with Layers of Protection, and a review of the largest losses over the past decade. Complementing this material, participants will be given a solid foundation towards understanding process fires and explosions, which account for the majority of large losses in the chemical and petrochemical industries. The concepts and theory will then be translated into practical hazard identification techniques that can readily be applied during routine plant inspections and surveys. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how flammable and combustible material leaks occur, where ignition sources are found, and how to identify safety system impairments in the field. This course was developed for those who work in manufacturing facilities, interact with operations and maintenance personnel on a routine basis, as well as professionals who periodically enter manufacturing facilities or maintain PSM Programs. The extensive use of photographs to support the theoretical and technical material that is presented makes this course suitable for a broad audience with diverse backgrounds.

Participants will be provided with a copy of the CCPS concept book “Recognizing Catastrophic Incident Warning Signs in the Process Industries”.

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S3: Overcoming Illogic: Equating to Risk via Concise System Hazard Analysis, Risk Assessment, and Hazard Control Application

Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Chequers

Price: $500

Instructor: Mike Allocco (PE, CSP, Fello ISSS)  

Description:

Safety professionals work in imperfect entities, and they may send excessive time and resources attempting to meet an inappropriate program objective and/or fixing an inadequate complex design, or an existing process, project, or facility.  This may be due to poor initial decisions. Consider that the decision-makers may not have understood safety axioms. Ideally, the safety professional should participate in the initial decisions concerning a new or modified design, or a process, project, or facility. Unfortunately, in many cases the safety person enters the program later, and consequently, must meet an inappropriate program objective, while attempting to fix an ill-chosen complex design; which presents additional challenges due to decision errors, safety engineering errors, system complexity, excessive automation, and the over complex involvement of the software, firmware, hardware, the human, and environment.  So then, considering limited time and resources, what should the safety professional do? 

This course discusses the methods that may enable more efficient safety application by overcoming illogic and by applying concise system hazard analysis, risk assessment, and hazard control application. These methods address risk assessment, with taxonomy to describe risk, getting back to safety engineering basics, and overcoming the performance paradox.

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S4: Leadership and Facilitation Skills for Managing Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) Teams 

Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Prince of Wales 

Price: $500

Instructor: Paul Baybutt (President, CEO and Founder of Primatech Inc.)

Description:

Most training courses on PHA focus on the technical aspects of performing studies. However, managing a team of people effectively and efficiently often poses a greater challenge to facilitators / team leaders than understanding the technical aspects of PHA. Typical technical personnel assigned to lead studies are not always adept at managing the human interactions that occur between the multi-disciplinary team members who participate in studies. Consequently, training in managing teams and understanding the factors that influence team performance is vital for PHA facilitators/team leaders. Lack of skill in addressing human and psychological factors likely will lead to poor quality studies. This training course describes the various human and psychological factors that influence the behavior and chemistry of teams and provides guidelines for dealing with them. Issues such as group think, peer pressure, subjective judgment, and the compatibility of different personality types are addressed. Course attendees’ understanding of the factors influencing PHA teams is enhanced using exercises and workshops.

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S5: OSHA NEP Combustible Dust Explosion 

Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Eglinton Winton

Price: $500

Instructor: Walter Frank (President, Frank Risk Solutions, Inc.)) and John Schaefer (Risk/Reliability Engineer, ABS Consulting)

Description:

We will present a 1-day course that provides fundamental OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) information on combustible dust explosions as encountered in the chemical, pharmaceutical, paper, plastics, energy, and related industries. Primary emphasis is on the cause, course, and consequence of such explosions. Students will gain the knowledge necessary for the identification of explosion hazards, implementation of common prevention and mitigation options, and awareness of when to seek additional assistance. Significant emphasis is placed upon the guidance provided by industry consensus standards, such as those issued by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Plant managers, supervisors, engineers, and consultants working with hazardous dust processes or designing new or modified facilities should consider attending.
Course highlights include:

  • Introduction and Case Studies
  • Dust Explosion Fundamentals
  • Controlling Ignition Sources
  • The Critical Importance of Housekeeping
  • Relevant NFPA Standards

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