Chemical Division Classes

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

10:15 am (Handout)

Using Safe Work Practices to Prevent Workplace Fatalities (a CCPS Project) (Basic)  Mike Snyder, PE, CSP, CFPS, Executive Vice President, DEKRA Process Safety.

Workplace fatalities continue to occur during the conduct of common high-risk work activities, including hot work incidents, nitrogen asphyxiations, confined space entries, line opening and temporary bypass of safety interlocks.  The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) has sponsored a project to collect industry-best Safe Work Practices in these high-risk activity areas and make them available, free, to everyone in industry.

Rather than spend time on independently developing their own procedures, the intent of this program is to allow companies to replicate known solutions and support tools to focus resource time on using and implementing these Safe Work Practices in the field.  Each Safe Work Practice is organized into 8 standardized chapters, including model workflows, procedures, incident history, and references.

11:30 am

NFPA 652 – An Introduction to Dust Hazard Analysis – Framework and Workshop (Intermediate)  Dr. Ashok Ghose Dastidar, Ph.D., Fauske & Associates, LLC.

This course will ensure all participants are aware of important issues associated with NFPA 652 and describe how this standard interacts with other relevant NFPA codes and guidelines.  A special emphasis will be placed on explaining the requirements for Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) and an overview of the methodologies that can be employed to perform a DHA.  The course will also include a logical approach to characterizing a powder’s hazardous dust properties, as well as a description of various techniques used to control and/or avoid dust explosions in a safe and compliant manner.

1:45 pm  Handout

New EPA Regulations – Risk Management Program (RMP) (Basic-Advanced)  Monika Chrzaszcz, Environmental Engineer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

This presentation will provide attendees with the changes to the Clean Air Act 112(r), Risk Management Program Rule.

3:15 pm (Handout)

An Overview of the Risk Analysis Screening Tool (Intermediate)  Ken First, Dow (retired) and CCPS Staff Consultant.

The Risk Analysis Screening Tool (RAST) is a spreadsheet to aid evaluation teams in performing a chemical process Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis study.  It is intended to:
1.  fill a void between qualitative and detailed quantitative process safety risk evaluations, and
2.  provide users with a screening tool to assess and help prioritize their company-specific process safety risks.

The Risk Analysis Screening Tool and associated documentation have been made available through the collaborative efforts of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), the European Process Safety Center (EPSC), and the Dow Chemical Company.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

9:00 am

Hot Work:  Hazard Awareness and Safe Practices (Intermediate)  Laura Moreno, Engineer, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

NFPA data shows that an average of 4440 fires per year are caused by hot work, which means they could have been prevented by following the steps outlined in this presentation.  The NFPA standard for hot work, NFPA 51B, is incorporated into the OSHA regulations for welding, cutting, and brazing, and it characterizes the hazards from hot work and shows how they contribute to starting fires.  The standard establishes a framework built around the hot work safety team and permit documentation to ensure safety at all job sites where hot work is performed.  This presentation will also highlight the successful Hot Work Safety Certificate program currently in place throughout Massachusetts.

10:15 am (Handout)

Understanding Combustible Dust Hazards: Basic measures you can take to ensure the safety of combustible dust handling operations (Basic)  Mike Snyder, PE, CSP, CFPS, Executive Vice President, DEKRA Process Safety.

The US Chemical Safety Board has listed Combustible Dust as one of 5 drivers of Critical Chemical Safety Change.  Today a large number of requirements face owners and operators of manufacturing operations regarding the proper control of dust hazards.  Many facility owners struggle with the first steps in establishing a combustible dust management program, facing questions such as “How do I know if my dust is combustible?” and “What options do I have to manage the hazards presented by Combustible Dust at my facility?”

The presentation will provide an overview of:
–  The conditions required for a dust explosion,
–  How to determine if a dust in your facility is explosible,
–  The basic elements available to determine a Basis of Safety for combustible dust operations, and
–  Reference review of the major codes & standards that can serve as Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP) for dust operations.

11:30 am

Confined Space Entry (Basic)  James McDaniel, COSS, Senior Safety Specialist, Great Lakes Safety Training Center.

The speaker will share the basic OSHA/MIOSHA requirements for a safe, and proper Confined Space Entry.  The preparation steps that should be followed by all entering a confined space will also be shared and discussed.

1:45 pm

Confined Space Entry Rescue (Basic)  James McDaniel, COSS, Senior Safety Specialist, Great Lakes Safety Training Center.

This session will look at the best practice methods for doing proven and successful confined space entry rescue.

  • Co-Chair:  Sarah Eck, PE, CCPSC, Corteva Agriscience
  • Co-Chair:  Frank Manley, DuPont Safety & Construction-Performance Building Solutions
  • Vice-Chair:  Brad Blanchard, SK Saran Americas
  • Division:  Jean Cronin, Cabot Corporation (retired)
  • Brian Solomon, Safety and Health Tech, Dow


Future Meeting Dates

April 16-17, 2019, Grand Rapids, MI
April 7-8, 2020, Grand Rapids, MI
April 13-14, 2021, Lansing, MI
April 12-13, 2022, Lansing, MI

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