Title: Lessons Learned – How to Maintain the Corporate Memory
Speaker: Jerry Forest, Celanese
Corporate memory seems to have a half-life of about 10 years. In order to deeply imbed the lessons learned from past incidents Celanese has developed a process safety lessons learned program. The premise is that people retain past lessons when the story is frequently repeated. Our program targets several segments:
Jerry Forest is the Senior Director of Process Safety at Celanese. He has over 30 years of petrochemical and refining experience with a strong manufacturing background in isocyanates, hydrazine propellants and refining at Celanese, and LyondellBasell and predecessor companies Lyondell, ARCO, and Olin. His mission is to apply 20 years of manufacturing experience to process safety to save lives, protect the environment, and preserve jobs by preventing process safety incidents. Jerry donates his time as an Adjunct Lecturer in Chemical Engineering on Process Safety at LSU.