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COM 2014 - 53rd Annual Conference of Metallurgists
 
Process Safety Management in Metallurgical Operations

Process Safety Management (PSM) systems are one of the key essentials for sustaining a business in today's environment. There are ever increasing expectations from society that all companies will operate their businesses in a safe manner. PSM is a proven structured management process that ensures companies apply all the necessary tools to operate a facility safely. Attend COM 2014 and help your organization understand what PSM is all about and how it can greatly enhance the safe operation of your facility. Here are some COM 2014 high lights that should be of interest to you and your organization:

The PSM Symposium keynote distinguished lecturer, Gord Winkel, is Chair and Industrial Professor of Engineering Safety and Risk Management. Gord will start our symposium with a discussion on why safety in the mining industry is so important in today's business environment. Gord will also be participating as a panelist in the Risk Management discussion on Monday morning. This will be followed by a panel discussion on PSM and the BC provincial Government with participation from the Mining Health and Safety & Permitting branch of the government.

Papers to be presented at the symposium include:

  • Process Hazard Analysis - Foundation for Managing Operational Risks
  • The seven delusions in disaster-prone organizations
  • Using Non-Paper-Based System as an Effective Guide for PSM Execution
  • API RP 750: Management of Process Hazards
  • Occupational Health and Safety Issues In Process Plants
  • Using Bowtie Methodology to Access Process Safety Risk in a Mining Operation
  • Implementation of Safety Instrumented Systems in Pressure Oxidation Facilities

One day course is being organized by DuPont: Process Safety Management (PSM) Awareness.

This training will broaden the participants understanding of the 14 PSM elements and how they work together to handle these liabilities.

Another day course is being organized by GCM: Process Hazard Analysis(PHA).

This PHA training is intended to help participants gain a broad understanding of PHAs. A PHA is a PSM tool used to establish a company's risk of having a significant safety/environmental incident. It could also include operational business and liability risk.

PSM Symposium Plenary distinguished lecturer - Gord Winkel, Chair and Industrial Professor of Engineering Safety and Risk Management. Gord will start our symposium with a discussion on why safety in the mining industry so important in today's business environment. Gord will also be participating as a panelist in the Risk Management discussion.

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COM 2014 Speakers' List


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