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Effective Process Safety Management for Managers

by Ms. Deborah L. Grubbe, PE, CEng

25-27 May 2016 | Singapore


Course Overview

Managers have a very critical role in the implementation of a process safety management system. This course will focus on the role of the manager, and will be full of tips to consider in your program. Attendees will be given an opportunity to develop their individualized plan or to customize and upgrade their existing process safety management plans. 


Course Objectives

1.Diagnose if your process safety efforts are compliant

2.Turn process safety implementation into a competitive advantage

3.Elicit support from your executives and colleagues

4.Move and lead your safety culture forward

5.Improve your current process safety system

6.Think differently about your process safety leadership role


Day 1: Assessing Your Current State 


2.What is PSM and Risk Based Process Safety Management?

3.Why is PSM so important to my work?

4.Identify and Review the latest Process Safety Management System Elements

5.Key Implementation Items identified for every element

6.Case Study #1 – Management failings in Key PSM Disasters


Day 2: Developing Your Future State via Leadership and Culture 

1.The Role of Ethics and Leadership in Process Safety Management

2.Why Management Commitment is so critical

3.The role of culture in a PSM implementation

4.How to diagnose a safety culture via a few simple steps and observations

5.Case Study #2 – Putting Together YOUR plan to fit YOUR needs


Day 3: Developing Your Implementation Plan 

1.Review the Case Study work in class for general trends

2.Importance of Audit and Assessment

3.Why is Incident Investigation so critical?

4.How to include Contractors and their management in your PSM plan

5.Having that Executive Conversation on PSM

6.Summary, Review and Final Questions

7.Evaluation and Conclusion


About the Trainer

Deborah Grubbe is a well-known consultant with over 30 years of experience in disciplined operations of manufacturing, safety, and engineering across industries including the oil and gas. She has served as Vice–President of Group Safety for BP Global in London, and her term in BP was considered to be the safest years ever for the company. She has also served as Vice-President for Safety Change Management in BP in the US, handling 5 refineries which had the highest need for safety improvement. Moreover, she is well-experienced in the characteristics of safe operations during her 27 years at DuPont. She has held corporate director position in safety, operations, and engineering. Aside from her industry experience, she is also a lecturer for Process Safety Management at Purdue University since 2008.


Her organizational affiliations spans across governmental, industrial and technical, and education bodies:

- US National Safety Council, Board of Trustee (Present)

- International Safety Council, Board of Directors (Previous)

- American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Board of Directors (Previous)

- Center for Chemical Process Safety (Previous)

- National Society of Professional Engineers, Vice Chair (Previous)

- State of Delaware Registration Board for Professional Engineers (Previous)

- American Society of Safety Engineer Member (Present)


Deborah Grubbe is currently the owner and principal consultant of Operations and Safety Solutions LLC, a consultancy firm which specializes in safety and operations troubleshooting and support, with her major clients including Shell and Dupont. She also serves in Purdue University College of Engineering as member of Dean’s Advisory Council, Process Safety Management Course Developer, and Lecturer. She is currently a member of the Board of Advisors and a lecturer for the University of Alabama-Birmingham Advanced Safety and Engineering Management Master’s Program.


Investment Fee

SG$2,985.00 per person

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