438043 The Eye-Opener: Communicating Facility Siting Findings to Upper Management

Tuesday, April 12, 2016: 11:15 AM
370 (George R. Brown )
Michael D. James, Process Safety, Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN

Upon completion of a Facility Siting study, the critical path forward is acceptance from Upper Management on the remediation plan.  Using an example chemical plant, this paper will detail the process of initiating a Facility Siting study, provide a novel approach to assessing risk, and will discuss how the information is communicated to upper management.  Communication with management to build understanding and agreement on the plan is the most critical step in the process.  Also key is to build understanding with management around background and requirements of facility siting and historical consequences of willful violations against facility siting regulations.  In addition, the paper will discuss a novel approach to prioritizing building and control room remediation upgrades.

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