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  • "Why All This Talk about Failure? What Happens If We ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 11, 2016
    As engineers, we are trained to succeed—the right process design, the right application strategy, and the right diagnostic test. Of necessity,...
  • 40 Years of Worst Practices - Don't Do This!

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 11, 2016
    ABSTRACT Having worked in the chemical and PSM industries since 1976, on this, the 40 th anniversary, I'd like to share with you some of the worst...
  • A Framework for Human Error Analysis of Emergency Situations

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    March 23, 2010
    Human factors play an important role in the escape, evacuation and rescue process. Human factors analysis is rooted in the concept that the frequency...
  • A Key Factor In Hazardous Processes: Safety Culture

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    March 14, 2011
    The significance of Safety Culture is becoming increasingly recognized as a key factor to achieve the safe operation of hazardous processes. This...
  • A Leader's Tactical Approach to Influence Changes in ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 2, 2014
    Following the Texas City disaster and the subsequent publishing of “Failure to Learn”, many companies were awakened to the idea that their top...
  • A Practical Approach to Improving Human Factors in the ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 2, 2019
    Case studies included in Guidelines for Safe Automation of Chemical Processes (2016) provide examples of how errors by operators and maintenance...
  • A Rank Order Methodology for Assessing HFE Construction ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 11, 2016
    The construction product in the petrochemical industry has an increasing trend toward large scale operations with greater complexity that are...
  • Accounting for Emergent Failure Paths in LOPA

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 2, 2019
    One of the fundamental assumptions made when using standard LOPA (Layer of Protection Analysis) is that the barriers selected for a common threat...
  • Approach of Human Factors in Risk Analysis and Operational ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 1, 2019
    Process risk analyzes generally address operational aspects in their entirety. Human factors are commonly found as root causes of major accidents,...
  • Best Practices for Addressing Human Factors during ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 2, 2019
    Accidents and regulations underscore the need for companies to identify potential human errors and to reduce the frequency and consequences of such...