Presentations at process safety competence session at ECCE-8

posted Oct 7, 2011, 12:37 PM by Webadmin Safepark Consultancy   [ updated Oct 7, 2011, 12:38 PM ]
The two day special session on "Process safety competence - European strength degrading to weakness" at ECCE-8 in Berlin included the following presentations:
  • "Avoiding accidents - process safety competence could make the difference" was the title of the keynote by Dr. Mauel Gomez, who is director of recommendation at the US Chemical Safety Board in Washington, DC.
  • "Competence - concepted introduction form a pedagogic and scientific point of view" was the title for the first presentation delivered by professor P Dehnbostel from the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg.
  • "Universities teaching process and plant safety - the European map" was the second presentation by Niels Jensen from Slangerup, Denmark.
  • "Process and plant safety - ProcessNet's curriculum recommended to universities" was the titel of J. Schmidt presentation after lunch. Dr. Schmidt is with BASF in Ludwigshafen and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
  • "Safety competence - key insights from a study of the Dutch situation" was the titel of Dr. Hans Pasman's presentation. Dr. Pasmas represented the Council of Harzardous Substances due to be disbanded by the government in the following week.
  • "How to achieve high quality teaching in higher education? General approaches applied to the field of process and plant safety" was the titel of professor J. Steinbach's presentation. Dr.Steinbach is with the Technical University of Berlin.
  • "Leading form the top in making process safety competence a reality" was the titel of talk delivered by Lee Allford of the EPSC on behalf of Dr. D. Brown of the Institution of Chemical Engineers in Rugby, UK.
  • "Process safety competence management" was the titel of the first presentation after the coffee break by Dr. Paul Delanoy of the Dow Chemical Company in Norfolk, UK.
  • "Promoting process safety competency - work of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)" was the titel of the talk given by Louisa Nara of the CCPS in New York.
  • "The DECHEMA approach to process and plant safety knowledge transfer" was the titel of the presentation by Dr. A. Förster from DECHEMA in Frankfurt.
  • "Promoting Incident prevention - decades of experience to share" was the titel of the presentation by Dr. G. Uhlmann from Berufgenossenschaft der chemischen industrie (BG Chemie) in Malkammer.
  • "Teaching safety in chemical engineering - what, how and who?" was the titel of professor Martin Pitt's keynote as the start of the second days session. Professor Pitt is from University of Sheffield in UK.
  • "Process and plant safety competence - the authorities view" was the titel of Jan Slijpen's presentation. Jan Slijpen is with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
  • "Process and plant safety competence - how to sustain the success factor for European chemical industry" was the titel of the presentation by Dr. Peter Schmelzer, who in this connection represented a committee under CEFIC.
  • "High process safety competence - an asset to a chemical company" was the title of Dr. H.V. Schwarz presentation after lunch. Dr. Schwarz is with BASF in Ludwigshafen.
  • "Process safety through operational management" was the titel of van Roost presentation. van Roost is with Total Petrochemicals in Brussels.
  • "Training engineers in safety and risk management: the OECD experience" was the titel of Mr. M. Hallwood's presentation. Mr. Hallwood is with LUBW Landesanstalt für Umwelt, Messungen und Naturschutz in Baden- Würtemberg.
After presentation of the 2011 EPSC Process Safety Award to a German researcher in the field of static electricity the two day special session was rounded off by a panel discussion. The panel included Dr. Hans Pasman, who is currently at the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center in Texas, Prof. Martin Pitt from University of Sheffield, Dr. Norbert Pfeil from BAM, Dr. Peter Schmelzer from Bayer and Ms. C. Schalbe representing an NGO in Brussels. The panel discussion was titled "Process Safety Competence - the way forward".

The organizers of the two day special session on process safety competence promissed to have updated presentations and conclusions from the two day event available on an unspecified website before the end of November this year. Presenters have until the end of October to sanitize their presentations for publication. Further details will be provided here when available.