Archive for August, 2009

 

2nd Annual CCPS Latin America Process Safety Conference Postponed

by Tom Drake on August 18th, 2009

The conference has been postponed until June 21-24, 2010. Tom Drake will be presenting “Managing Data for Critical Indicators and Metrics” at the 2nd CCPS Latin American Process Safety Conference and Expo on October 21 – 23, 2009 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The conference is presented by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), the [...]

Combustible Dust Explosion Course

by Tom Drake on August 1st, 2009

The Drake Group recently developed an 8-hour course in Combustible Dust Explosions for the Texas A&M Extension Service (TEEX) under the Harwood grant from OSHA. The course is undergoing final revisions and should be ready in Fall, 2009. The course covers the causes of some of the most recent dust explosions and provides an understanding [...]

Process Safety Culture Course

by Tom Drake on August 1st, 2009

The Drake Group recently produced a course for Texas A&M Extension Service (TEEX) for Process Safety Critical Indicators. The course was sponsored under a Harwood grant from OSHA and is going through final editing now and should be offered in Fall, 2009. The 4-hour course focuses on culture and how it significantly affects process safety [...]

Process Safety Critical Indicators Course developed for TEEX

by Tom Drake on August 1st, 2009

The Drake Group recently produced a course for Texas A&M Extension Service (TEEX). The course was sponsored under a Harwood grant from OSHA and is going through final editing now and should be offered in Fall, 2009. The 8-hour course focuses on Leading and Lagging indicators and provides examples of methods and techniques for developing [...]

Managing Contractors

by Tom Drake on August 1st, 2009

The new “Contractor” module has some very unique and exciting capabilities. By providing contractor login capabilities, contractors can enter the information for the PreQualification form directly online and maintain it. I know of companies who have staff assigned to performing this function….I was one of them and the time spend in this activity was very [...]