SESHA 2019 Symposium Abstract

Keynote Presentation: Culture and Process Safety

Manny Ehrlich
(U.S. Chemical Safety Board)

During this presentation, Mr. Ehrlich will discuss concept of culture, what it encompasses and how it is defined. Differentiation between personal and process safety will be a focus area topic as it pertains cultural issues and their impact. Another key aspect for discussion is the normalization of deviance, and examples of this issue will be presented. The presentation will also include comparison of two Agency investigations, conducted years apart that reflect defects in the culture and their concomitant consequences.