May 2016 Workshops | AIChE

May 2016 Workshops

Thursday, May 5, 2016,
5:30pm to 6:30pm
In-Person / Local
12121 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77077
United States

PSM Workshop


Conduct of Operations Workshop – “Walk the Line”


Donald W. (Don) Abrahamson, Abrahamson Consulting LLC, Owner


Conduct of Operations (ConOps) is one of the 20 Risk Based Process Safety elements from the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS).  ConOps is about performing tasks according to expectations, policies and procedures and behaving in a safe and professional manner to reduce variability, reduce human error, increase safety and enhance effectiveness.  This workshop will discuss specific examples on what to include in a ConOps management system to institutionalize the pursuit of excellence in the performance of everyday tasks and minimizes variations in performance.  As time permits the workshop will include specific examples on how to incorporate ConOps activities into your operations such as: Process Safety Officer, Operations Shift Change, Maintenance-Operations Hand-Over, Verification after Maintenance, Communications, Inhibiting Safety Systems, Labeling, Housekeeping, Lighting, Tool Management, Control of Access to Unit and Safe Minimum Staffing.  ConOps is about running a “Tight Ship” or “Walk the Line”.  If you would like to learn what to include in a ConOps management system, then this workshop is your opportunity for that learning experience.


Don has over forty nine years of experience in the Chemical, Petrochemical and Oil and Gas Industry including engineering, operations and process safety management roles.  He started Abrahamson Consulting LLC, a Global Process Safety company, in December of 2010.  Prior to forming Abrahamson Consulting LLC, Don was Celanese’s Global Process Safety Manager. Prior to joining Celanese Don was the Director of Process Safety and Risk Engineering for Occidental Chemical Corporation  During his career he has had the opportunity to work in a variety of areas including: process safety management, operations management, process safety engineering, technical management, quality assurance management, process development and research. With his many years of hands on process safety and engineering experience, Don is able to provide safe and cost effective solutions to meet complex process safety requirements.  Don holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Cleveland State University. He has four US patents from his research and development work. The Dallas AIChE Chapter recognized him as the 2010 Chemical Engineer of the Year for Outstanding Achievements in the Chemical Engineering Field.