Virtual Hazards 30 Conference Explores Impact Of COVID-19 On Process Safety

Oct. 21, 2020
IChemE’s annual process safety conference, Hazards 30, will take place online November 26 and 27, 2020.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, IChemE is holding its annual process safety conference – Hazards 30 – virtually this year. Hazards 30 will take place online November 26 - 27, 2020. The conference was originally scheduled to take place in Manchester, UK in May 2020. Hazards 30 is delivered in association with the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center.

Attendees can stay up to date with process safety good practice, discover new techniques and approaches, explore lessons learned from past incidents and near-misses and network with the international process safety community. Hazards 30 will also explore the impact of COVID-19 on process safety management, in technical presentations and during a live panel discussion. 

Conference features include:

  • 76 technical presentations delivered as part of a live timetable
  • Live Q&A
  • On-demand access to video recordings of the presentations for 30 days afterwards
  • Inspirational plenary speakers
  • Live panel discussion
  • Virtual networking lounge
  • Virtual exhibition hall

Industry practitioners, researchers and regulators from Atkins, BP, GSK, Health and Safety Executive, Office for Nuclear Regulation, Sellafield Ltd, Shell, Syngenta, Total, Wood and more offer a wealth of practical insight. Presentations will explore every major aspect of process safety, under these session themes:

  • Safety Culture
  • Modelling and Experimental
  • Flammability
  • LOPA
  • Process Safety and COVID
  • Safety Leadership
  • Environmental Protection
  • Regulation      
  • Asset Integrity
  • Emergency Planning  
  • Natural Hazards
  • Risk Management
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Process Safety Management 
  • Permits & Records
  • Fire and Gas Detection          
  • Lessons Forgotten
  • Dust Hazards
  • Human Factors
  • Inherent Safety          
  • Hydrogen Hazards

Process safety pioneer Trevor Kletz was a regular contributor to Hazards from its outset 60 years ago, and the Trevor Kletz Hazards lecture was introduced in his memory. This year, Steve Rae will draw on his personal experience of the 1988 Piper Alpha disaster and subsequent industry career, to demonstrate why he feels the disaster was no accident, rather a “predictable surprise.”

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