2017 CCPS Middle East Process Safety Conference

ioMosaic Is Presenting at Conference

When: October 9-11, 2017
Where: Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

Organized by AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety, CCPS-MEPSC is the Middle East conference for stakeholders in the process industries who recognize the business value of process safety and have committed to process safety as a strategic priority and core value in all of their operations. Focusing on operational excellence through effectively managing risk and reliability, this event aims to define, through collective industry experience, the engineering practices and leadership traits that drive industry to a zero harm culture.


Neil Prophet

Neil Prophet
Senior Partner, ioMosaic Corporation

Session: Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis II
Presentation: An Overview of Quantitative Risk Assessment Methodology, and Worldwide Risk Tolerability Criteria
October 11th, 9:00 am - 9:30 am

The risks posed by hazardous industrial facilities are controlled by safety legislation: it is required that all hazards are identified, the risks arising are assessed and controls put in place to minimize the likelihood of an accident.

  • Quantitative Risk Analysis Methodology
  • Worldwide Risk Tolerability Criteria
  • Advantages of Using Quantitative Risk Analysis

Neil Prophet is a Senior Partner with ioMosaic Corporation, and manager of our Houston office. He has eighteen years’ experience in the field of process safety, and has worked in a variety of process safety roles including consulting, technical support, technical sales, and training. His current responsibilities for ioMosaic Corporation, include managing Pressure Relief and Flare System design studies, and conducting Quantitative Risk Analysis studies. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Energy Systems & the Environment, both from the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom.

Karen Jawich

Karen Jawich
Safety and Risk Management Consultant, ioMosaic Corp

Session: Lessons Learned and Best Practices
Presentation: How to Minimize Audit Findings By Achieving a Sustainable and Sound Process Safety Culture
October 10th, 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Many major accidents have taken place in the chemical and petrochemical industry over the past 40 years e.g. Bhopal (India, 1984), Texas City (USA, 2005); which have been key driving forces for issuing new regulations (governments), publishing standards (industry groups), developing policies (companies), and ultimately for improving Loss Prevention strategies and Process Safety Management (PSM). On this context, a key standard is the OSHA PSM (29 CFR 1910.119), a process based program aiming at preventing or minimizing the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic, reactive, flammable or explosive chemicals.

Ms. Jawich’s presentation focuses on the results from several PSM audits performed between 2010 and 2016, at several different Chemical Process Industry (CPI) facilities. The scope of the audits included all 14 PSM elements. Moreover, it also included an assessment of the applicability of the standard based on the chemicals handled on each specific site. Audit findings were classified according to three different categories: Regulatory (non-compliant), Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP), and Local Attention.

Karen Jawich is a Safety and Risk Management Consultant for ioMosaic’s Bahrain facility. Her process safety focus is on pressure relief and flare system design and analysis for chemical and petrochemical companies. Ms. Jawich’s experience includes working on integrated management systems, auditing, risk assessments and process hazard analysis and is also well versed in various ISO practices. Ms. Jawich holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s in Quality Management from University of Technology of Compiegne, (UTC) in France.