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Process Safety
Process Safety - It’s not just for Refiners and Chemical Companies!

: Richard W. Sarnie, Director, CCPS Projects at the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), AIChE Bio.

In this presentation, Richard W. Sarnie, Director, Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Projects, will discuss lessons learned and re-learned over decades in manufacturing and cold-storage facilities on preventing and mitigating process safety incidents (Loss of Containment events). He will explain how these lessons learned can, and should be, applied across many types of manufacturing and cold-storage operations, such as those in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries, among others.

Mr. Sarnie will:
• Present a rationale as to why a risk-based rather than regulatory-based approach to managing process safety and other risk exposures is prudent

• Discuss the continuing movement by many organizations to more formal and comprehensive enterprise risk management systems

• Review the typical steps,or phases, an organization usually takes in developing and improving management system processes

• Provide an overview of chemical industry best practices for managing process safety (with a focus on AIChE CCPS recommendations, as described in the book "Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety," and many other CCPS safety titles)

• Describe numerous process safety management system deficiencies (root causes) associated with serious chemical process safety incidents that have repeatedly occurred during the last 50+ years

• Discuss how proven process safety management practices and use of multiple layers of protection can help better manage risks in manufacturing and cold-storage facilities.

When: Tuesday, February 16th, 2014, 5:30 - 7:30 pm (5:30-6:15 pm: Registration, Networking & Buffet Dinner; 6:15-7:30 pm: Program)

: Pfizer Building, 219 East 42nd Street, Manhattan. Map

for Networking, Buffet, and Program. Reserve Now. • Members of AIChE, Metro NY Section: $25; • Non- Members: $35; • Students (Undergraduates): Free for first 20 undergrads, who register by 2/5; $5 afterwards. You must register; • Graduate Students: $10.

Questions: Contact David Deutsch at or call (917) 684-1659.

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Save the Dates: 2016 Meeting Dates

2016 Dates Details to be determined for Spring Dinner Meetings:

Tuesday, February 16th - "Process Safety-It’s not just for Refiners and Chemical Companies" (Speaker: Richard W. Sarnie, CSP, P.E., ARM-E, CRIS, MLIS, Director, CCPS Projects, Center for Chemical Process Safety - AIChE)

Monday, March 21st - "The FDA Approval Process" (Speaker: Clif Hotvedt, VP Global Director, Medical & Scientific Affairs, Ketchum, Inc.) Details.

Monday, April 18th
Monday, May 16th
Monday, June 20th

Where: Pfizer Building, 219 East 42nd Street, Manhattan. Map

Engineers' Week
- Thursday, Feb. 18th, 5:30 - 8:45 pm. Metropolitan Engineering Societies Council (MESC) Engineers' Week Celebration dinner. Topic: Engineering of Mechanical and Electronic Systems for Robotics Research, as applied to Medical Resection and Rehabilitation. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Imin Kao, Associate Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Stony Brook University. Venue: NYU Tandon School of Engineering, 6 Metro Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201 - Room 116, Rogers Hall. Cost: $50 (reservations and check required by 2/11). 1 PDH expected. Public may attend the lecture only at no charge. Download Flyer. AIChE, Metro NY is a sponsor of this annual dinner event.

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