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Short Course: Managing Process Safety Risks During Organizational Change

Monday, February 9, 2015, 8:30am EST

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Instructor-led (classroom) Course

1 Day


Organizational change is normal and inevitable as companies seek to become more profitable, increase market share, and reduce manufacturing costs.

When not properly evaluated and controlled, changes to equipment in a facility can lead to serious incidents with potentially severe consequences. However, because the effects of organizational change on process safety can be harder to see, it is less commonly recognized than other types of change. 

Organizational change can lead to serious incidents with potentially severe consequences if not successfully administered.

Acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures, new and revised corporate policies and procedures, task allocation changes, changes in job responsibilities, loss of key personnel, or even changes in shift hours can have an adverse impact on process safety. Because there is a tendency to focus on managing physical changes, most Management of Change (MOC) systems have overlooked or only superficially address organizational change management (OCM) and the impact of organizational changes that affect process safety.  

Through illustrated case studies and lessons learned, this course provides an in-depth understanding of the framework for establishing OCM programs and implementing OCM procedures for different types of changes. Also, learn effective utilization of OCM risk analysis methods/tools for evaluating organizational changes. Offered as a one-day course or as a more in-depth  two-day course. 

Course provides understanding of the framework for establishing OCM program and implementing OCM procedures for different types of changes with illustrated case studies and lessons learned, including:

  • Modification of working conditions,
  • Task allocation changes,

The course focuses on effective utilization of the following OCM risk analysis methods/ tools for evaluating organizational changes.

  • What-If Analysis
  • Bow Tie method

Continuing Education Units:

Professional Development Hours:

0.8 CEUs

8 PDHs

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About the Instructor(s):

Umesh Dhake

Umesh Dhake, Asia Pacific Regional Manager for Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) is a Chemical engineer with more than 15 years of experience in Risk Consulting.  Previously, Umesh worked with ABS Consulting- Risk Division and Germanischer Lloyds GmbH. 

He was involved in Preliminary Hazard Analysis, Consequence Analysis, QRA studies, MAH Bow Ties development, SIL verifications as per IEC 61511, Fit for Purpose Certifications for offshore ageing assets- pipelines and platforms. Umesh is also Lead auditor, Lead Tutor for Quality, Environmental, and Occupational Health...Read more

Shakeel H. Kadri

Shakeel Kadri earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the Dharmsinh Desai Institute of Technology of Gujarat University in India. Shakeel earned his master’s degree in chemical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA at La Salle University. He joined Air Products in 1978 in their process engineering function. In his current role as Director of Global Process Safety and Risk Management, Shakeel has been instrumental in building their global process safety team, played a key role in raising company’s process safety risk awareness and focus globally,...Read more