2014 National Occupational & Process Safety Conference & Exhibition

Schedule of Sessions and Special Events


Tuesday May 13, 2014

12:00 pm - 05:00 pm Registration

01:00 pm - 05:00 pm Workshop: Creating Efficiencies Using Emerging Technologies in Safety & Health -
Tested Applications on Portable Tablet Devices

Clint Wolfley, Washington River Protection Solutions
Jeffrey Dennis, URS

Tablet Applications for Auditing
Rick Giaconia & Omar Whitfield, Philadelphia Energy Solutions

Remote Space Entry
David Johnson, Total Safety U.S., Inc.
Ray Ralph, Western Refining Company

Total Safety and Brady Electronic Log Out Tag Out
Tomasz Szalajko, Brady Corporation

Introducing Efficiencies Through LOTO Automation
Keith Davis, Application Factory, Inc.

Speaker Panel

Separate Registration Fee Required


Wednesday May 14, 2014

07:00 am - 06:30 pm Registration

08:00 am - 12:00 pm General Session - Presider: Fritz Kin, Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Welcome , Willis Jernigan, Dir. Safety & Health, Flint Hills Resources, LP and AFPM Safety & Health Committee Chairman

Keynote Address: Advancing Personal and Process Safety: MPC's Perspectives on Successes and Challenges Facing the Industry
Richard Bedell, Senior Vice President Refining, Marathon Petroleum Corporation and member of the AFPM Board of Directors

Motivational Speaker, Mark Scharenbrioch, Scharenbroich & Associates, Inc. - Nice Bike...Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life

Walk the Line Lessons Learned, Jerry Forest, Celanese

Distinguished Safety Award and Honorable Mention Session:
Leading Indicator Delivering Results
Brian Jones, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Baton Rouge Polyolefins

Embracing a Culture of Engagement and Ownership
Todd Wellbaum, Equistar Chemicals, LP, Tuscola Facility

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall - The vendor exhibition offers attendees an opportunity to learn about the latest products and services available to the industry.

01:30 pm - 03:00 pm Breakouts - Tracks 1-4

Track 1 - Process Safety
Process Safety Culture, Leadership, and Operational Discipline Practical Ways to Achieve Excellence

Steve Arendt, ABS Group

Using Metrics to Make Improvements in Management of Change Systems
Tim Mullowney and Mason Martin, Phillips 66 Company

Track 2 - Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Welding and Manganese

Otto Kampa, Phillips 66

Annual Surveillance
Marla Tice, Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA

Track 3 - Personal Safety
Human Reliability Culture and Practices Drive Process Safety Improvements

Susan Koen, Round the Clock Solutions
Mike Wright, Phillips 66

Are Self-Retracting Devices the Solution?
Nate Bumstead, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Tracey Riepenhoff, LJB Inc.

Track 4 - Leadership and Accountability

Accountability and Discipline in Safety: A Complementary Approach

Don Groover, BST Solutions

Dare To Lead
Eddie Greer, Board of Certified Safety Professionals

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm Break

03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Breakouts - Repeated Tracks 1-4
Track 1 - Process Safety
Track 2 - Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Track 3 - Personal Safety
Track 4 - Leadership and Accountability

05:00 pm - 06:30 pm Reception in Exhibit Hall


Thursday May 15, 2014

08:00 am - 04:00 pm Registration

08:30 am - 12:00 pm General Session - Presider: Fritz Kin, Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Keynote Address: Safety Performance Challenges in a Changing Workplace Environment - A Contractor's Perspective
Jeff Davis, Chairman & CEO, Brock Group, and representative to AFPM Board of Directors

Recent Critical PSM Enforcement Issues and OSHA Regulatory Update, Mark Dreux, Arent Fox LLP

Lessons Learned, TBD

Near Miss Roof Collapse
Lynn Richardson, Alon USA LP and Jeff Swift, HMT Tank

Advancing Process Safety Programs, TBD

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall - The vendor exhibition offers attendees an opportunity to learn about the latest products and services available to the industry. The Passport Drawing will take place during this lunch session.

01:30 pm - 03:00 pm Breakouts - Tracks 1-4
Track 1 - Contractors
Achieving Contractor Safety Excellence as One Team

Bob Myak, Ron Horner, BP Products North America
Mario Rizo, BP Oil & Gas

Track 2 - Emergency Management: Readiness to Manage the Residual Risk
Emergency Management: Readiness to Manage the Residual Risk

Rixio Medina, AcuTech Consulting Group, Inc.

Track 3 - Employee Involvement Through Process Safety
Marathon Training

Paul Sovinski, Stars International, Inc.

Track 4 - Process Safety
Process Safety Management 21 Years Plus or Minus - What I Wish I'd Known Then and What We Can't Afford to Forget Now

Alan Brackey, Valero Energy Corporation

Dynamics of Performance Metrics in the Management of Process Safety
Jorge Marzari, BP Products North America

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm Safety Awards Event - Lonesome Dove Room - San Antonio Convention Center - Come join us as AFPM honors our members who have achieved safety excellence.