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Risk management strategy requires close attention to the control of hazards, preferably by elimination or, if this is not possible, by hazard and risk reduction. Some recent major incidents (Texas City refinery explosion 2005; Gulf of Mexico oil spill 2010; Fukushima nuclear accident 2011; Chittagong ammonia tank release 2016 etc.) have highlighted the need for a robust and formal safety in design process.
The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-22 nominates healthy and safe by design as the first of seven national priority areas to achieve its vision and targets. In the industrial application, safe design refers to the integration of hazard identification and risk assessment methods in the design process to eliminate or minimise the risks to people, the environment and property. It encompasses all design including facilities, hardware, systems, equipment, products, layout and configuration.
This technical presentation is aided by the application of a series of formal ‘real case’ reviews from the earliest stages of project development throughout the life cycle of the project and operation/maintenance of the facility.
During these reviews the concepts of inherent safety and corresponding techniques for protection of the environment and health are applied. The studies are carried out at defined points during a project from initial concept to operation. A staged approach of process safety integration is proposed, following the approach in place by many major Australian and international industrial Groups.
About the Speaker – Ms Karin Nilsson
Karin is a well-recognised Risk Consultant with 25 years’ experience in managing of risks in the process industries in Australia and overseas. She has worked closely with industries, as well as universities and regulatory bodies, i.e. Dept. of Planning, EPA, SafeWork NSW/VIC. She is a specialist in risk minimisation, development of risk management strategies, inherent safe engineering and management practices, through the initiation and maintenance of safety and risk oriented practices.
Karin managed QRAs, qualitative and semi-qualitative hazard and risk assessments, fire safety studies, emergency planning, technical and hazard audits and HAZOP studies, as well as the development and presentation of training courses. Karin has developed risk reductions strategies for different industries, including for chlorine processing, paper manufacturing, and energy providers.
She has held various positions in Process Safety and Risk Engineering, both in Australia for ICI Australia and for SHE Pacific and in Belgium for Association d’Industries Belges Vincotte. She was instrumental in the setting up of a team in Process Safety Engineering in the Portuguese "Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade" and in the market research and set-up of a similar team for M & H (part of the AIB Vincotte group) in the USA, as well as for the risk management side of the new DG Harbour in Casablanca, Morocco. Karin is currently the Director and Principal Risk Consultant for the Risk Management Consulting firm Planager Pty Ltd.
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