A report published by Aberdeen Research in November 2011 indicates
that despite the difference in motivations, Best-in-Class companies must
establish a formalized risk management strategy and ingrain safety as part of the culture through executive leadership. The same report also indicates that manufactures are challenged with the ability to have the right skills sets and knowledge base for managing their safety system - and the effect is magnified by the impending retirement of a large number of experienced workers over the next few years.
Competence and the skills sets of resources involved in the safety of the facility has been a long standing requirement of the international safety standards. Recent changes, however, have now made these requirements mandatory.
Although training is not the only solution, it is a choice that manufactures can use to support their financial and safety goals. If you are seeking to expand your current knowledge on Process Hazard Analysis and Safety Reviews, check out this class on PHA and PSSR.
Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs) (including HAZID and HAZOP) and Pre Start-up Safety Reviews (PSSR) are essential elements in managing the process safety impact of new projects, and the ongoing operation of existing plants. The techniques covered in this course are directly applicable to all industry sectors including oil & gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and utilities. They are well proven and highly- effective for identifying hazards, assessing risks and developing improvement plans.
Typical attendees are process design engineers, safety managers, HSE managers, PSM Managers, advisors, engineers or business technical personnel who are likely to lead PHAs and PSSRs on a regular basis.
I know this is short notice, but the course is going to be in the Galleria area of Houston (Hotel Derek, 2525 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027) starting Monday February 20th - Friday February 24th 2012.
For more information visit http://tinyurl.com/PHA-Leaders