Amplify Your Process Safety

Amplify Process Safety, LLC

Join industry professionals as they share insight into the world of process safety, including news related to updated codes and standards, recent incidents and what you can learn from them, and their take on all elements of process safety. With decades of combined experience in real, practical implementation, they aren’t just advisors, they practice what they preach. Whether you’re new to process safety, in a role where you interact with aspects of process safety, or an experienced process safety professional, this is the podcast for you. read less
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Episodes

Episode 88 - Why Senior Management Should Care About Process Safety
28-10-2023
Episode 88 - Why Senior Management Should Care About Process Safety
In today's episode Rob and Molly answer two important questions when it comes to senior management and process safety: 1) Why is it important for senior management to understand process safety, and 2) how can senior management lead the company to ensure that process safety is a high priority? They cover historic catastrophic impacts when process safety has not been prioritized, the Business Case for Process Safety (CCSP whitepaper), what "good" looks like when prioritizing process safety, the impacts of staffing and budget decisions on process safety, and more. No matter where your role falls within your organization's hierarchy, any employee who works at a facility handling highly hazardous substances is sure to find value in this episode. Resources mentioned in today's episode: CSB Best Practice Guidance for Corporate Boards of Directors and Executives in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry for Major Accident PreventionCenter for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) : Inspiring Process Safety Leadership – The Executive Role Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS): The Business Case for Process SafetyEpisode 40 - The Evolution of Process Safety Culture with Guest Trish KerinEpisode 47 - What New Plant Managers Should Know with Guest Nat WeinerEpisode 48 - Management of Organizational Change (MOOC)Episode 60 - How Organizational Structure Impacts Process Safety with Gilsa MonteiroEpisode 70 - Improving Process Safety Culture with Guest Peter Hereña --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/amplifyyourprocesssafety/message
Episode 87 - Chemical Reactivity Concerns with Guest Tom Kuechler
13-10-2023
Episode 87 - Chemical Reactivity Concerns with Guest Tom Kuechler
In this episode, Molly is joined by guest Tom Kuechler. Tom (Ph.D., inorganic chemistry) has over 35 years of experience in the water treatment industry (pool/spas, drinking water, and cooling towers), chiefly with chlorinated isocyanurates, including 15 years at Occidental Chemical Corporation’s trichloroisocyanuric acid plant. His responsibilities have included product and application research, field trials, technical service, manufacturing support, and regulatory support. Today, Molly and Tom discuss chemical reactivity issues in the hope that they will help to prevent other companies from suffering through catastrophic process safety incidents like those at Bio-Lab and Optima Belle, which were recently reported on by the CSB. They discuss safety data sheets and their importance, define what a water-reactive compound is, talk about the importance of preserving process safety knowledge at a facility over time, and address some process scale-up precautions that should be taken when handling reactive chemicals. You can reach Tom Kuechler with any further questions at tomkuechler@gmail.com. To learn more about the CSB incident investigations mentioned in today's episode, go to csb.gov or listen to Episode 76 - Incident Breakdown: 2020 Toxic Gas Release and Chemical Fire at Bio-Lab Facility and Episode 82 - Incident Breakdown: 2020 Fatal Explosion at Optima Belle Facility. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/amplifyyourprocesssafety/message