Upcoming events and webinars

Below are conferences and webinars where either Trish Kerin and/or Dr Zsuzsanna Gyenes will present.

July 2020

Webinar: Why training is not enough when it comes to competency

Monday 13 July, 08:30 BST

In this webinar, Trish Kerin will discuss how competency is obtained, from initial training to practice and experience.  She will take you through the structure of the ISC Competency Guidance Supplementary guide on how to build and develop process safety competence.

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Lead process safety metrics - PRD's

Monday 20 July, 07:30 BST

Steve Fogarty and Zsuzsanna Gyenes will talk about lead process safety metrics.  The topic will address the ISC Guidance document on lead process safety metrics and its supplementary document on PRD’s.  The webinar will provide practical examples as how to apply these metrics in industrial operation.

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Webinar: Remote and virtual risk assessment

Monday 27 July, 08:30 BST

In this webinar Trish Kerin will discuss the current best practices for managing risk assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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August 2020

Webinar: The human side of process safety

Tuesday 4 August, 08:30 BST

In  this webinar Trish Kerin will explore human factors through the lens of a series of high profile process safety incidents. She will explore how human factors influenced the outcomes. It is not possible to engineer the human out, therefore we must strive to achieve better ways to influence human performance positively.

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Webinar: Understanding the difference between Occupational Health and Safety and Process Safety

Monday 11 August, 08:30 BST

Occupational Health and Safety and Process Safety are similar in many aspects but there are certain features that are applied only one or the other and are not interchangeable. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to understand what is the difference between the two areas. This webinar will give some useful information as to what do we mean by area and guide the students through case studies which will help them to implement the learnings.

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2020 AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress for Process Safety

17—21 August 2020, Virtual Meeting

As a safety measure amidst the pandemic, AIChE will deliver its 2020 Spring Meeting and 16th Global Congress on Process Safety (and co-located events) virtually. The meeting — which had been rescheduled for August 16–20 in Houston, TX — will now be available via the internet from August 17–21.

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Webinar: Natural hazards triggering technological disasters - Natech

Tuesday 18 August, 08:30 BST

In this webinar Trish Kerin will explore the issues with preparing for Natech events. This webinar corresponds with the week that Houston was struct by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. We will explore what occurred at that time, as well as learnings since then.

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Webinar: Process concepts

Tuesday 25 August, 08:30 BST

In this webinar Trish Kerin will discuss the ISC framework for process safety and how it applies for various process safety concepts. Join her for this discussion looking at how process safety concepts apply in different industries, and how you can apply them in your organisation.

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September 2020

Webinar: Process safety leadership and how to have some fun

Tuesday 2 September, 08:30 BST

In this webinar Trish Kerin will share her insights on process safety leadership, using fun storytelling to achieve great process safety outcomes.

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Webinar: Cyber Security and Process Safety

Thursday 10 September, 08:30 BST

In this webinar Trish Kerin will discuss some cyber security breaches that have had process safety implications. This webinar will focus on the process safety aspect, not the cyber aspect. You should seek expert advice regarding cyber security matters in your organisation.

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CISAP9 - International Conference on Safety & Environment in Process and Power Industry

20—23 September 2020, Venice Italy

CISAP 9, the nine edition of the International Conference on Safety and Environment in the Process & Power Industry, will provide a successful forum on process safety, risk assessment and HSE management.

The conference provides a unique opportunity to share and gain experience on actual topics and current evolution in emerging risk assessment and management, as the security issues in the chemical and process industry and the assessment of accident scenarios caused by natural hazards.

Meeting and discussion between international scientists, engineers from academia and industry will be facilitated in order to share new trends in research, methodologies and practical approach for the management of emerging risk.

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9th Regional Process Safety Seminar

22—23 September 2020, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We continue to see process safety incidents occur all over the world, despite the vast amount of knowledge we have about root causes.

So why do we not seem to be learning the lessons of the past?  

People will respond and act based on what they have experienced in the past. If people are encouraged to bypass safety systems by being rewarded for delivering productivity, they will continue to do it. This is where leadership and culture come to the fore.

Demonstrating good process safety leadership will not only lead to positive process safety results, which directly enhance organisational reliability, they will also lead to a culture where people are valued and supported.

This improvement of leadership and culture underpin our efforts to improve process safety outcomes, so people can go home at the end of their shift, unharmed.

Join us at the 9th Regional Process Safety Seminar so see how you can enhance your leadership and organisational culture to achieve improved results.

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October 2020

2020 Process Safety International Symposium

20—21 October 2020, Virtual Symposium

The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) 23rd annual international symposium in association with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) serves as the crossroads for process safety where industry academia, government agencies and other stakeholders come together to discuss critical issues of research in process safety.

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November 2020


30 November — 2 December 2020, Manchester, UK

Hazards is Europe's largest annual process safety conference. Hazards 30 will explore every major aspect of process safety and help you to learn from the experience of others.

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February 2021

Kuwait Downstream Summit

17—18 February 2021, Kuwait

The Kuwait Downstream Summit, considers the current energy landscape, bringing together regulatory authorities, senior stakeholders, policy makers, influencers and solution providers who are driving the energy eco-system in the region. The summit will highlight best practices which can be adopted to optimize the future of the Downstream Industry.

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