2019 AIChE Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety

31 March - 4 April 2019

ERM will be exhibiting at booth #512 and presenting at the 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (GCPS). 

The AIChE Spring Meeting is the year’s key technical conference for practicing chemical engineers. A wide range of subjects relevant to the current needs of industry is covered. Plus, GCPS covers the critical needs of process safety practitioners more broadly and deeply than any other conference.

Learn more about the 2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety

ERM at the Conference

Monday, April 1, 2019

Organizational and Leadership Issues in Process Safety
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Co-Chair: Steve Hawkins, ERM Partner
Location: Chart B/C

Tutorials in PPSS I – RBPS Elements: Culture, Competency, and Procedures
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Co-Chair: Chris Israni, Senior Project Engineer, ERM Houston
Location: Kabacoff

Best Practices in Operating Procedures
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Presenter: Steve Hawkins, ERM Partner

GCPS Poster Session
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ERM will be presenting two posters in this session:

  • Plant Shutdowns & Recovery Due to Hurricanes Versus Tropical Storms – Common Elements and Differences
    Chris Israni, ERM Senior Project Engineer

  • Asset Integrity and Reliability with Ageing Infrastructure - Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later!
    Steve Hawkins, ERM Partner

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Desarrollo De Planes De Emergencia Para Proyectos De Inversión Externa
2:00 pm
Paper Presenters: Yaneira Saud, ERM Technical Director; and Jose Monroy, ERM Senior Consultant
Location: Chart A

Facility Siting, a Practical Approach
3:45 pm
Paper Presenter: Yaneira Saud, ERM Technical Director
Location: Compass

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Achieving Success in Process Safety, Beyond Compliance I
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Chair: Chris Israni, Senior Project Engineer, ERM Houston
Location: Chart B/C

Employee Training: Beyond Compliance
8:30 am
Paper Presenter: Brian Desrosiers, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)/ Process Safety Manager (PSM), ERM Hartford, CT
Location: Chart B/C

About ERM's Attendees/Presenters

Brian Desrosiers, CSP, OHST is a Health & Safety / Process Safety Management (PSM) consultant based in ERM’s Hartford, Connecticut office. Brian has over 7-years’ of experience and has completed regulatory Health and Safety and Process Safety Management audits in the following industrial environments: manufacturing, food processing, oil refineries, chemical processing, R&D labs and pharmaceuticals. Additionally, he has developed and implemented Process Safety and health & safety programs, training, and both qualitative / quantitative industrial hygiene assessments. Brian is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) as well as an Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), both through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). 

Steve Hawkins is a Partner based in ERM’s Cincinnati, Ohio office. Steve has over 22-years’ of experience in air quality, compliance and environmental management systems auditing, process safety management, environmental site assessments, regulatory analysis and review, permitting, and air pollution control equipment design. He is a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) and Certified Process Safety Auditor (CPSA). 

Chris Israni is a Senior Project Engineer based in ERM’s Houston, Texas office. Chris has over 18-years’ of experience in the areas of process safety management and risk management, compliance with an extensive process and environmental background. He has expertise in various PSM related areas such as process hazard analyses (PHAs) including HAZOPs, HAZIDs, management of change (MOC), PSM audits, learning and development (L&D) and process safety requirements for the offshore/onshore and chemical industries. In addition, Chris also is experienced on the quality management side in terms of FMEAs for the medical and automotive industries; occupational safety in terms of job safety analysis (JSA) and environmental engineering in terms of waste water designs, environmental statements, impact assessment and ENVIDs. 

Jose L. Monroy is a Senior Consultant based in ERM’s Mexico City, Mexico office. Jose has over 8 years’ of experience in the areas of process safety management and risk management. He has expertise in various PSM related areas such as process hazard analyses (PHAs) including HAZOPs, HAZIDs and what-ifs and PSM audits. In addition, Jose also is experienced on the air quality management and HSE auditing for several industrial facilities in Mexico. He currently led the Technical Risk Area in Mexico & Central America proving support to many Oil & Gas companies with operations in Mexico.  

Yaneira Saud is a Technical Director based in ERM’s Houston, Texas office. Yaneira has 25 years’ of experience in process safety and risk management for the mining, oil and gas, and chemical industry. She is a design safety technical authority and workshop Facilitator including HAZID, HAZOP-LOPA, FMCA, bow-tie analyses and ALARP. Her experience also includes implementation and audit of process safety and HSE Management Systems and quality assurance of quantitative risk analysis (QRA), consequence, frequency, and cost-benefit analyses.  


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