IHS Chemical Week
IHS Chemical Week
FREE WEBCAST Thursday April 12, 2012 at 11 AM EDT

New U.S. OSHA Chemical Plant Safety Inspection Program – Is Your Company Prepared?

In this webcast you will receive an outline of the Process Safety Management (PSM) Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program (Chemical NEP), a nationwide chemical site inspection program, and advice on how to prepare for Chemical NEP plant inspections.

The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recently finalized the nationwide version of its Chemical NEP, which applies to all chemical facilities subject to OSHA’s PSM Standard (29 CFR 1910.119), including facilities that manufacture explosives. The introduction of the Chemical NEP follows on from comprehensive PSM inspections originally applied to the refinery industry (Refinery NEP) that were initiated in response to the tragic BP incident at Texas City in 2005.

The webcast will answer questions such as:

• How do the Chemical and Refinery NEP inspections differ?
• How does OSHA prioritize and select the sites it will inspect?
• What should facilities expect during a Chemical NEP inspection?
• How to prepare for a Chemical NEP inspection, and other OSHA PSM inspections. What steps should you take? What are the do’s and don’ts?

This one hour presentation will be followed by a 15-minute period of questions from the audience.

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Bob GombarQuentin A. Baker
President, Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants, Inc. (BakerRisk)

Quentin Baker has more than 30 years of experience in R&D, testing, hazards analysis, engineering projects, and incident investigations in the fields of combustion, explosions, and blast effects. He has led projects in safety and consequence analysis, explosion hazards analysis, facility siting, and blast resistant structural design. Mr. Baker holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio.


Bob GombarBob Gombar
General Counsel and Senior Principal Consultant, Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants, Inc. (BakerRisk)

Bob Gombar is a lawyer with 38 years of experience in occupational safety and health. He is the former General Counsel of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Mr. Gombar is recognized as one of the leading experts on OSHA’s PSM Standard. In private practice before joining BakerRisk in 2011, he represented a major refining company during OSHA’s Refinery NEP and a major chemical manufacturer during the pilot program of OSHA’s Chemical NEP.

Dorothy MaxwellDorothy F. Maxwell Shaffer
Principal Consultant, BakerRisk

Dorothy Shaffer has more than thirty years of experience in plant operations and consulting for the chemical industry. Her background includes 20 years in plant operations support and engineering, including a prior role as the Corporate Risk and Reliability Manager for fertilizer company Terra Industries. Ms. Shaffer has followed the development of OSHA’s Chemical NEP program, and has presented at industry meetings on the topic. She has also conducted Chemical NEP training courses for corporate management groups and plant site training sessions tailored towards implementation practices.

BakerRisk has over 25 years of experience in the chemical and refining industries. The company is a global engineering and consulting firm that provides services in process safety, hazard and risk management, blast and explosion effects, protective structures design, testing programs, and incident investigations.

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April 12, 2012
11 AM EDT/ 10 AM CDT/ 4pm GMT / 5pm CET


• Quentin A. Baker
• Bob Gombar
• Dorothy Shaffer

Duration: 75 minutes

Q&A: 15 minutes

*Archive available until April 12, 2013


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