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Report Card for my 2017 BWC Session
 
Date of Posting: 01 July 2017
Posted By: Bryan
Comments from 2017 BWC - Session #1016 Safe Work Permitting Process - Management System
1. What aspect of this session was most useful to you?
• All very informative
• Although not all of the specific permits discussed during the session were not directly applicable for our site, the best practices presented can be helpful in several ways.
• General knowledge
• Good strategies for permit ownership
• Guidelines for when a safe work permit is needed
• How Line Breaking fits in the General Work Permit process.
• How the presenter used six sigma in the permitting process.
• Not much for me in this one
• Potential application at work.
• References
• Six Sigma approach
• The advantage in consolidating all necessary work permits into one form to better see the big safety picture of each task. This system will also consolidate paperwork.
• The discussion regarding a permit management system.
• The insight into best practices for permitting.
• The relationship of the safe work procedure to the Six Sigma process.
• The wide range of potential jobs where a permit would improve overall safety
• Thought this was going to be a different topic
• We often use work permits and presenter brought up good ideas regarding how work permits should be signed when you have multiple outside contractors on site.

2. What new strategy will you incorporate into your workplace or medical practice based on what you learned?
• Adoption of these strategies
• All permits must have a starting and ending time
• Centralized storage/reporting of permits
• Determine jobs in organization that could be improved with a permit
• Investigate combining different permits into a single document.
• Make sure permit process is followed
• Making others responsible for their assigned topics
• Measuring and tracking permits.
• Modify our existing process to align more with Six Sigma.
• More auditing
• One great idea was color coding revisions of permits so it is easy to identify if someone is using an obsolete permit.
• References
• Share information with those who handle this task
• TBD fully
• Update General Work Permit requirements.
• Using safe work permit for contractor work
• Will suggest to safety supervisor that we streamline our safety permits, make them a little easier to read at a glance. Also have all safety permits signed in at one location, as ours currently is signed out at multiple places throughout the plant.
• Work on creating a permitting program, and keep in mind the principles of six sigma.

3. What topics or presenters would you suggest for next year?
• Definitely would like to see Bryan Haywood back again next year!
• Hexavalent Chromium and OSHA General Industry Training Requirements.
• Similar topic
 
Date of Posting: 01 July 2017
Posted By: Bryan
For continuous learning purposes, I distribute two articles to our regional PSM Coordinators with the idea they are supposed to distribute them throughout their regions. One article is always the CCPS Beacon and for the last several months I’ve been including one of your articles. I don’t know how many OSHA and State Plan/Consultation request to subscribe you’ve been getting or have, but over the last ~ 1.5 years I know I’ve recommended at least 3 times to our OSHA family that they should become a SAFTENG subscriber.
 
Date of Posting: 15 June 2017
Posted By: Mike Marshall, PE
PSM Coordinator for OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Washington, D.C.
OSHA.gov
1) "Bring this guy back for advanced PSM"

2) "Excellent event. Amazing instructor. It was evident that he was passionate about the subject."

3) "Instructor very knowledgeable, and engaging. Although I found it more advanced than I probably need, I enjoyed learning from someone obviously so invested in the topic."

4) "The course was very informative and the presenter very knowledgeable. The presenter did an excellent job of relaying the information."
 
Date of Posting: 24 March 2016
Posted By: Anonymous Students @ 2016 ASSE SeminarFest
Mr. Bryan Haywood,

I thank you for allowing me to visit your treasure chest which is chock full of superb teaching information. It is wonderful. I am very grateful. This site was recommended by Trish Kerin in Process Safety Progress in March 2009, but I was not sure how to enter it.

Thank you for all your efforts to develop this exchange.

We both have a deep respect for Trevor Kletz. On his early visits to the U.S. to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (in the mid-1980’s), Trevor asked me to teach a two day course with him a few times a year. Initially, the offer scared me, but I accepted and it began a strong relationship that lasted until he passed away. I just taught with him for a few years, but I owe him for enhancing my entire professional life as I am still teaching using many of the techniques Trevor taught me decades ago. I photographed and supplied the three photos of Trevor on the left of the PSP cover tribute last year.

All the BEST in 2015.

Happy New Year!
 
Date of Posting: 04 January 2015
Posted By: Roy E. Sanders
Principal Author, Chemical Process Safety, 3rd Edition Learning from Case Histories, Lake Charles, LA
http://psc.tamu.edu/
We hired Bryan to conduct an audit of our process and was completely satisfied with his service. He was very knowledgeable and also a great subject matter expert to help us in finding solutions and provided recommendations and samples to use. I highly recommend Bryan and his services to those that need help with Safety and also with the PSM Programs.

Service Category: Business Consultant
Year first hired: 2010
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
 
Date of Posting: 16 November 2012
Posted By: Cathy Wunderink
Safety Manager at Dawn Food Products, Inc., Greater Chicago Area
Thank you for the quick response! I very much enjoy your website, it is powerful. I am always searching for topics on PSM safety to distribute to our group.

Regina Navarro
Maintenance Administrator
The HollyFrontier Companies
Frontier El Dorado Refining LLC
El Dorado, KS
 
Date of Posting: 30 October 2012
Posted By: Regina Navarro
Maintenance Administrator, The HollyFrontier Companies , El Dorado, KS
Bryan, thank you so very much! I cannot tell you how valuable have been your insights and recommendations in my work with employers. I realize that among my responsibilities is the issuance of citations and monetary penalties; however, my district manager is committed to promoting increased awareness of employee health and safety through outreach and education with the regulated community. His primary goal is the elimination of hazards, rather than fattening government coffers. To that end, he strives to reach reasonable and fair settlements with employers who commit to abatement of unsafe conditions. Your articles provide excellent reference material as good engineering practice that I can pass along to the employers. Thank you for allowing me continuing access to your site.

Carla Fritz
Cal OSHA PSM
 
Date of Posting: 25 April 2012
Posted By: Carla Fritz
Cal OSHA PSM, CA
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/dosh1.html
I worked with Bryan to get his views on an upcoming Ammonia Refrigeration Process Safety publication. We spent an entire day going over the work and his input was of excellent value. Bryan understands Process Safety on a deep level and brings a wealth of knowledge concerning best practices to the table. Most impressive to me was that when we wandered into obscure topics that Bryan was not an expert in he made it clear that we were working in opinions and not facts. This is a rare and wonderful attribute in a consultant.
Service Category: Business Consultant
Year first hired: 2012
Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity
 
Date of Posting: 31 January 2012
Posted By: Brian Chapin
Instructor at Garden City Ammonia Program (gcap llc), Garden City, KS
Recently, Bryan performed some PSM related consulting work at one of our power plants. He has also done work for us in the area of confined space and emergency response consulting and training. To say that Bryan has an extensive knowledge of these three topic matters completely undersells him. He has a gift of being able to explain complicated requirements in a way that you can understand. Bryan is "the safety professional's safety professional." You can tell that he has a passion for making a difference and that he loves what he does. He has an enthusiasm that is contageous and is a pleasure to be around. If ever asked "should I hire Bryan to perform PSM consulting for me?" my response would be "What are you waiting for?"
A. J. DeRose, CSP
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value
hired Bryan as a Safety Consultant - PSM in 2002, and hired Bryan more than once
 
Date of Posting: 12 August 2011
Posted By: A.J. DeRose, CSP Sr. Health & Safety Administrator - Corporate
Indianapolis Power & Light, Indianapolis, IN

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