March 20, 2023 | Barb Carr

Production Assets Perform According to our Maintenance and Operating Choices

Ken Bloch

Kenneth Bloch will be presenting, “When Process Safety Fails.”

When & Where?

This presentation is scheduled during Best Practice Session 2 at the 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit, Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe – Houston, Texas, April 26 – 28, 2023, (PreSummit Courses, April 24 – 25, 2023).

Session Description

Many of the problems we encounter in life are the ones that we personally make. Nowhere is this fact more prevalent than at work, where our production assets perform according to our maintenance and operating choices. This session uses TapRooT® to analyze two of history’s most significant process safety failures, (the 1984 toxic chemical release in Bhopal, India, and the 1989 chemical plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas USA). This analysis reveals how our biggest problems often come about as we try to solve the little ones.

By participating in this session you will learn how TapRooT® can be used to:

  1. Avoid counterproductive corrective actions,
  2. Focus on failure data to improve process safety and efficiency,
  3. Promote the benefits of solving, rather than managing, problems.

Speaker Bio

Kenneth Bloch is a Process Safety Supervisor in the Texas Gulf Coast area with over 30 years of Hydrocarbon Processing Industry experience. He regularly speaks at professional conferences to share experiences needed for companies to achieve their Process Safety Management (PSM) goals. In 2016 Ken published Rethinking Bhopal (ISBN #9780128037782), which explains the sequence of events behind history’s worst industrial disaster based on updated information sources. Ken graduated with honors from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas with an Environmental Science Degree in 1988.

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