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Inherent Safety Design in Risk Management

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:00pm-8:00pm EST
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Nancy Tseng
Grand Traverse Pie Company
2600 N Saginaw Rd
Midland, MI 48640
United States

Free and open to the public.

Light snacks at 6:00 pm while they last.

Seminar starts at 7:00 pm.

For AIChE members, this lecture qualifies for 1 professional development hour (PDH) credit. PDH certificates will be provided to interested attendees.

We learn from (unfortunate) events, regardless of whose company they occur within. That learning needs to go past simply fixing the obvious and needs to examine the design, management system and/or human behavior elements. Using Chemical Industry Events as a compass for the future, we’ll look at the application and opportunity for Inherent Safety design principles in managing risk.

Kevin Shaughnessy is the Chief Process Safety Engineer and Director of the Process Safety Technology Center for The Dow Chemical Company. Kevin provides strategic oversight for Dow’s process safety requirements and initiatives. This includes benchmarking process safety best practices with external companies and establish targets and programs to maintain Dow’s leading performance in the industry; and assures the competitiveness and effective deployment of process safety technology and solutions for Dow. He has spent the past 18 years in Dow’s Process Safety Technology Center leading a team of Subject Matter Experts with advanced risk assessment skills and has responsibilities for the methodologies and technical tools used globally in Dow’s Risk Management Process. Kevin has worked for Dow for the past 37 years in a variety of manufacturing, capital project and related roles. Kevin earned a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Detroit.