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Safety Issues in the Upstream Oil and Gas Sector


Prevention Through Design

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Virtual Workshop Sessions

Can't make the date? Sessions from ALL ASSE virtual events are always recorded.


February 20 – Getting Started

Enrolling Stakeholders in Establishing Critical Performance Objectives to achieve successful PtD outcomes

Time: 9am-10:30am CENTRAL

Speaker: Dave Walline is Global Safety Leader for Owens Corning, Toledo, Ohio. He has worked for Owens Corning for 17 years and has been practicing safety for forty years.  Mr. Walline has been a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) since 1985 and is a 34-year Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).  Mr. Walline’s work experience and personal interests include Prevention through Design (PtD), Risk Assessment, Serious Injury Prevention and EHS Talent Development.  Prior to joining Owens Corning in 1995, Mr. Walline spent 23 years with General Dynamics Corporation.  While at General Dynamics, he held various roles of increasing responsibilities in occupational safety and health both at manufacturing sites and division-headquarters in Detroit, Michigan.

Description: Identifying and engaging key stakeholders in new design or redesign projects are paramount to ensuring all customer design performance outcomes are met.  Owners, end users, operations personnel, engineers, designers, safety professionals, equipment builders, contractors, maintenance workers and capital project leaders have a part to play in ensuring safe project delivery to established schedule and budget.   A must and the starting point for all design projects is having well defined performance objectives that are tracked throughout the design safety review and risk assessment process to ensure they are fulfilled at time of delivery that avoid costly retrofit costs.

Jump Start Your Next PtD Project To Achieve Success by 12 Step Process, Barrier Removal and Avoiding Common Mistakes

Time: 11am – 12:30pm CENTRAL

Speaker: Dave Walline

Description: Implementing a Step 12 process aligned to ANSI/ASSE Z590.3-2011 PtD Standard that is scalable to any project, builds organizational confidence in the process and delivers positive results will be reviewed in detail.   PtD is a culture change and paradigm shift for most organizations just starting out.  Barriers that traditionally slow organizations down in successfully implementing PtD process and how to avoid them will be presented.  Tips on how to avoid common mistakes, pitfalls and gaps in PtD projects will be shared.

Benefits of Safety in Modular Construction

Time: 1pm – 2:30pm CENTRAL

Speaker: Paul Hochi, Director, Project Development, Jacobs Charleston, Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. and Steven Callaghan, Vice President, Field Services North America, Director of Construction for the Northern Region, Jacobs Field Services Inc.

Description: Jacobs Charleston, SC experts routinely bring proven seamless integration with modular design and fabrication into project delivery. Modularizing the work into a shop manufacturing environment offers many safety advantages. This session provides an overview of modular design and construction and the benefits associated with safety in a controlled environment. Below are the key highlights of this session:

• Definition of modular
• Why Modular?
• Safety Benefits of Working in a Controlled Environment
• Challenges of Building in a Global World
• Modular Example Case Study
• Safety in Design
• 3-D modeling
• Model Reviews
• Operator Walk-Downs
• Operator Training

How to Develop PtD Guidelines for Your Organization

Time: 3pm – 4:30pm CENTRAL

Speaker: Carolyn Jones, Health and Safety Program Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Description: This session will use the example of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s efforts to implement PtD on a large infrastructure upgrade program to discuss how other organizations can create their own safe design guidelines. It will focus on the process to identify key PtD safety concerns, best methods for communicating safety requirements to engineering staff, and strategies for creating an organization-specific PtD document. The session will also include lessons learned.

February 21 – Application

Industry Sector Success Story: PtD Case Studies and Business Value

Time: 11am-12:30pm CENTRAL

Speaker: Ann E. Davis, Product Sustainability Leader, The Dow Chemical Company and Thomas (TJ) Lyons, CSP, OHST, CRIS, Construction Safety Manager, ITSI Gilbane Company


Identifying Hazards and Controls

Time: 9am-10:30am CENTRAL

Speaker: John Mroszczyk

Description: The first step in eliminating or reducing injuries and fatalities through design is to identify the potential hazards. Some hazards are obvious such as unguarded machinery or work at height. Other hazards may not be so obvious and some may be "hidden". Some hazards have immediate effects while other injures may develop over time. A starting point is to consider the thirteen hazard categories such as gravity, slopes, water, walking/working surfaces, mechanical hazards, stored energy, electrical, thermal, chemical, biological, radiant energy, ergonomic, and workplace violence. Observing the workplace, conducting periodic inspections, and job hazard analysis are some procedures that can be undertaken to identify hazards. Hidden hazards may require more extensive investigations such as fault tree or “what if” analysis. The appropriate engineering control can then be implements once the hazard(s) have been identified. These controls include designing out the hazard(s), applying safety devices, warnings, administrative procedures, or personal protective equipment.

Serious Injury Prevention through PtD

Time: 1pm-2:30pm Central

Speaker: Steve Newell

Panel Discussion

Time: 3pm-4:30pm CENTRAL

Speakers:  John Mroszczyk, Joel Haight, Dave Walline

Description: Join our panel as they discuss PtD realities and ways to come together – engineers and SH&E pros – to find solutions.

More Concurrent and Pre-Recorded Sessions - Industry Sector Success Stories!

Registered attendees of this virtual workshop will also have access to special sessions presented live by people who have actually implemented successful PtD programs!

Listen to case studies and real world solutions from people who have made it work! View presentations from utilities, manufacturing plants, chemical plants, retail organizations and many more!

Industry sector sessions will be held on both February 20th and the 21st.