• 2017 National Occupational & Process Safety Conference & Exhibition

    2017 National Occupational & Process Safety Conference & Exhibition

    Wednesday, May 17 - Thursday, May 18, 2017
    New Orleans Marriott
    555 Canal Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130-2349

    Schedule of Sessions and Special Events


    Tuesday May 16, 2017

    11:00 am - 05:00 pm Registration

    12:30 pm - 05:00 pm Pre-Conference Workshop -
    Achieving High Reliability Operations “Theory to Practice”
    Ron Farris, Risk and Human-Error Management, LLC

    To achieve high reliability, it is essential to first understand the key elements that prevent organizations from achieving positive consistent outcomes. This presentation takes the participants from understanding the theory behind High Reliability Organization (HRO) to providing practical proven solutions to address human fallibility in the process of work execution.

    Operating company presentations:
    - How Leaders Create the Environment that Influences Behavior - Mark Sasek, Celanese Ltd.
    - How Do We Promote Learning? - Sahika Korkmaz, Chevron Products U.S.A. Inc.
    - The Value of Learning from Those That Do the Work - Cynthia Childs, LyondellBasell Industries
    - How “Less is More” Is Helping Reduce Errors - Dean Maniatis, Phillips 66

    Panel Discussion


    Wednesday May 17, 2017

    07:00 am - 06:30 pm Registration

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

    Keynote - Beware of the Bobbleheads
    Jeff Webber, President
    AltairStrickland, Inc.

    Human Reliability: Next Generation Performance Improvement
    Tim Autrey, CEO and Founder
    Practicing Perfection Institute, Inc.

    Process Safety Site Assessment Program (PSSAP) - Promoting a Culture of Process Safety
    Joseph Bookout, Tesoro Corporation
    Andrew Broadbent, American Petroleum Institute (API)

    Distinguished Safety Award Presentations

    Making It Easier to Do the Right Thing
    Brian Jones, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Baton Rouge Polyolefins

    How We Make Safety Happen
    Robert Catudal, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Baytown Chemical Plant

    DSA – A Look Inside
    Daniel Pichette, LyondellBasell Industries, Equistar Chemicals, Lake Charles Polymers

    Phillips 66 Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex – Our Vision
    Rich Harbison, Phillips 66, Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex

    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 Breakout Sessions -
    Track 1 – Industrial Hygiene
    The New Silica Regulations: Implementation at Refineries and Petrochem Facilities
    Shari Franklin-Smith and Don Garvey, 3M Company

    Manganese Hazards for Welders
    Shari Franklin-Smith, 3M Company
    James Lee, Delaware City Refining Company LLC

    Track 2 – Occupational Safety
    Downstream and Chemicals: Human Performance in Action
    Sahika Korkmaz and Scott Fife, Chevron U.S.A., Inc.

    Preventing Dropped Objects In A Large Refinery, Chevron El Segundo’s Journey
    John Casey, Chevron El Segundo Refinery

    Track 3 – Focusing on What Is Important – Personal Safety Tiers
    Panel Discussion: Measuring Significant Events
    Dean Maniatis, Phillips66
    Randy Patton, HollyFrontier Corporation
    Willis Jernigan, Flint Hills Resources, LP

    Track 4 – Process Safety
    Process Safety Education and Implementation
    Jennifer Bernard and Clint Hanson, Flint Hills Resources, LP

    Employee Participation – Empowering Peer Engagement in Process Safety
    Brandon Taylor, Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company

    Track 5 – Human Reliability
    Human Performance Leadership
    Tim Autrey & Kyle Kirkpatrick, Practicing Perfection Institute, Inc.

    03:00 pm - 03:30 pm Break

    03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Breakout Sessions - Repeated -
    Track 1 – Industrial Hygiene
    Track 2 – Occupational Safety
    Track 3 – Focusing on What Is Important – Personal Safety Tiers
    Track 4 – Process Safety
    Track 5 – Human Reliability

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


    Thursday May 18, 2017

    07:30 am - 04:00 pm Registration

    08:00 am - 12:00 pm General Session -
    Keynote - Refining & Petrochem Industry Perspective - “What Keeps Me up at Night”
    Raymond Brooks, Refinery Senior Vice President
    Marathon Petroleum Corporation

    AFPM/API Advancing Process Safety Update
    Willis Jernigan, Flint Hills Resources, LP

    AFPM Occupational Safety Regional Networks
    Fritz Kin, Marathon Petroleum Corporation

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulatory Update
    Eric Conn, Conn Maciel Carey LLP

    An Analysis of Common Causes of Major Losses in the Onshore Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industries
    Andy Goddard, Talbot Underwriting Ltd.

    Walkin’ Down the Line
    Jerry Forest, Celanese Ltd.

    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 Breakout Sessions -
    Track 1 – Contractors
    Building A Collaborative Client/Contractor Occupational Exposure Mitigation System
    Rick Pitman, PSC

    Contractor Safety Improvement and Making Safety Fun Again
    David Smith, HollyFrontier Corporation

    Track 2 – Leadership (Process Safety Technical)
    MI Lessons Learned from Five Years of the AFPM/API PSSAP
    John Reynolds, Intertek/Moody

    How to Get Accurate, Clear, Complete Procedures
    Mark Galley, ThinkReliability
    Shanahan Mondal, CVR Energy

    Track 3 – Distinguished Safety Award Session
    Making People Want to Do the Right Thing
    Angela Zerinque, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Baton Rouge Polyolefins

    How We Make Safety Happen
    Robert Catudal, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Baytown Chemical Plant

    DSA – A Look Inside
    Daniel Pichette, LyondellBasell Industries, Equistar Chemicals, Lake Charles Polymers

    Phillips 66 Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex – Safety Excellence
    Rich Harbison and Leon Royer, Phillips 66, Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex

    Track 4 – Process Safety Culture and Leadership
    The Essentials of a Robust Process Safety Culture
    John Averill, Tesoro Corporation

    Are We Managing Our Safety Culture, or Being Managed by It
    Tabitha Laser, CH2M

    Track 5 – Lessons Learned from Industry Safety Professionals
    Panel Discussion:
    Dawn Wurst, Flint Hills Resources, LP
    Dean Maniatis, Phillips 66
    Kenny Carr, Placid Refining Company

    06:00 pm - 09:00 pm Safety Awards Event - Come join us as AFPM honors our members who have achieved safety excellence.


    Friday May 19, 2017

    08:00 am - 02:00 pm All Region Networks Meeting -

    Region Network Members Only
    Any questions regarding this meeting can be directed to either Eileen Scherzinger or Mawusi Bridges.