Meeting Archive:
Recent Developments in Pulp & Paper PSM

To view the slides from this webinar please visit the PPSA website here.

Meeting Description:
At its core, a pulp and paper mill is a chemical process facility. Mills have implemented safety management programs to manage the hazards posed by chemical processes present in their facilities, some of which may be subject to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) Process Safety Management (“PSM”) standard. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (“CSB”), an independent federal agency, directly addresses pulp and paper process safety management practices and boundaries in its recent Investigation Report into an incident involving a Foul Condensate Tank explosion. The agency also issued guidance to the pulp and paper industry recommending that companies reconsider the overarching approach to PSM at paper mills. Katten and Exponent have significant experience in advising clients with respect to process safety issues and managing the risks of major accidents. This webinar will explore this recommendation and developments in PSM during the “Recent Developments in Pulp & Paper PSM” webinar and provide practical advice on how companies should consider these issues.
Date: Tue, Jul 24, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): PPSA
 Presenter Information
Devon Downs
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Devon Downs, an Associate in Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s Houston and San Francisco offices, concentrates her practice in environmental, health and safety (EHS) enforcement matters, and crisis management and workplace incident response involving federal and California laws.
Devon has supported the response to multiple major workplace accident investigations by US Chemical Safety Board (CSB), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and national Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). She counsels companies on post-incident evidence and site control processes and other aspects of government investigations. As part of responding to incidents, she works with clients to assess their process safety management compliance, integrity management practices, due diligence and other aspects of EHS performance. 

Dr. Trey Morrison
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Within Exponent's Thermal Sciences group, Dr. Morrison's practice areas encompass product safety, product liability, and process safety through hazard and risk analysis, failure analysis, and post-incident investigation. He specializes in evaluations of origin, cause, and engineering issues related to catastrophic incidents involving fires, explosions, and chemical process technology. His expertise includes chemical engineering, fire dynamics, process safety management, and the system safety of products and industrial equipment. Dr. Morrison's practical research encompasses self-heating materials and reactive chemical hazards and evaluating scenarios such as spontaneous ignition of vegetable oil-contaminated fabrics and self-heating of reactive chemicals.