Aug. 6, 2020


Description

It is clear the petrochemical industry is in a significant downturn due to the low price of oil and a global drop in demand. This is resulting in cost cutting and redundancies across the industry. In these challenging times it is still critical to maintain safety standards given the nature of the hazard. In fact, if we learn from previous downturns, it is possible to improve safety performance while also reducing costs. This can be achieved by critically evaluating accepted safety practices and by working together to create efficiencies. In my nearly 30 years working with the offshore oil industry the most innovative time was when oil was $14 a barrel.

In this webinar I will evaluate the utility of widely accepted safety concepts (e.g. accident triangle) and objectives (e.g. zero injuries). In this time of economic uncertainty, I believe it is critical that safety professionals are making safety as efficient as possible. Additional safety improvements are only going to occur if we become more efficient with our safety resources, which requires better integration of safety into other activities, stopping things that do not reduce risk and focusing on improving safety intelligence.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Mark Fleming, PhD
Speaker Mark Fleming, PhD
Dr. Fleming is a Professor in the department of psychology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has just completed a five-year term as the CN professor of Safety Culture. Dr. Fleming is an applied psychologist with over 25 years of experience in industrial health and safety management …

Dr. Fleming is a Professor in the department of psychology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has just completed a five-year term as the CN professor of Safety Culture. Dr. Fleming is an applied psychologist with over 25 years of experience in industrial health and safety management in safety critical industries including the offshore oil and gas, nuclear power, petrochemical, power generation and construction.  He is dedicated to developing practical and valid tools to assist organizations to prevent harm.  He holds degrees from the University of Aberdeen, and The Robert Gordon University in Scotland.

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Organizer

Angelo Pinheiro, CSP


Date and Time

Thu, Aug. 6, 2020

11 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Pricing

  • Professional Development Webinar
    $15.00
    Seats available 250
    (ends 08/06/2020)

Location

Online