Thursday, July 19, 2012

CSB to Host Expert Panel on Safety Performance Indicators July 23-24

U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will host a two-day hearing on effective safety performance indicators, during which it will release preliminary findings from its investigation of the Macondo well blowout, explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico. The meeting will be held July 23-24 at the Hyatt Regency (1200 Louisiana St) in Houston, TX. It is free and open to the public. Learn more about the event here. CSB is asking those interested in attending to register in advance by sending an email to

Announced panelists include:
  • Kelly Kleim, vice chair, ANSI/API Recommended Practice 754 Task Group, and chief process safety engineer, ExxonMobil Chemical; 
  • Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor 
  • Kim Nibarger, health, safety and environment department, United Steelworkers International Union 
  • Kenneth E. Arnold, chair, Committee on the Effectiveness of Safety & Environmental Management Systems for Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Operations 
  • C.R. (Charlie) Williams II, executive director, Center for Offshore Safety, and chief scientist, well engineering and production technology, Shell 
  • Joe Stough, vice president, Innovation Technologies, IHS