Share Sunday, August 11, 2013, 8:00am-5:00pm EDTHilton Cartagena | Cartagena de Indias, Colombia These courses will be taught entirely in Spanish.Lea en EspañolThrough July 26July 27-August 7$300 $350 S2: Introduction to Incident Investigation in the Process Industry Near misses, accidents and incidents are a great source of priceless information for process safety professionals, everyone involved in loss prevention and to all aspects of process safety in the chemical and process industries. Knowing and isolating the root cause of an incident is crucial for continued success in any process safety program. Incident investigation is part detective work, part management, part science and finally common sense.The participants of this course will debate the different phases of an investigation and the best practices to execute a well rounded investigation, which generate significant and effective recommendations. Common industrial accidents and other investigated accidents will be used by the instructor as a starting point for debates and the work in groups. Who Should Attend:Process engineers in charge of managing a process plantProcess safety engineersEH&S Personnel in charge of root cause analysis and incident investigationsInstructor: Carlos BarreraCourse Description:Basic ConceptsAccidents, incidents, near misses: why?, how?, and their importanceInvestigation and Reconstruction of AccidentsProcess Safety: learning from the pastBrief HistoryImportant accidents in human historyImportant accidents in the chemical and process industriesBetter PracticesCollecting InformationReconstructing the sequence of eventsManagement and storage of evidenceWitness interviewsAnalysis ToolsFault Tree AnalysisCause and Consequence AnalysisBrainstormingReporting and Publishing InformationCorporate SystemsUsing a databaseMetricsRecommendations and Case StudiesDevelopmentCommunication Carlos A. Barrera Dr. Carlos A. Barrera is a Senior Engineer in Exponent’s Thermal Sciences practice in Menlo Park. Dr. Barrera’s background in chemical and nuclear engineering has allowed him to successfully participate in projects dealing with the analysis and investigation of fires, explosions, product failures, and process upsets. He has experience in chemical plant operation, the paper industry, HAZOP and “what-if” studies for chemical processes, as well as unitary operations characterization and design, project management, and industrial safety programs.Read more Related Content: Short Course: Fires and Explosions in Process Plants A short course on Fires and Explosions in Process Plants will be offered on Sunday, August 11. This course will be taught entirely in Spanish. Lea acerca de este curso en español. Read about this course in English.