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Lithium Ion Battery Emergency Response and Safety Workshop

09/13/2022 1:30 PM  -   09/13/2022 5:30 PM

PRBAPRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association is hosting a multi-stakeholder workshop to address key issues surrounding lithium ion battery emergency response, transport, and storage and the associated regulatory challenges throughout the lithium ion battery supply chain.

  • Speakers & Presentations
  • • Allison Norris, Lockheed Martin - A Shipper’s View: Best Practices in Lithium Battery Transport Compliance
  • • Robert Clatterbuck, US DOT/PHMSA - Recent Transport Incidents Involving Shipments of Lithium Batteries – What’s Working and Not Working
  • • Judy Jeevarajan, Underwriters Laboratories - Gas Generation from Lithium ion Cells in Thermal Runaway
  • • Paul Rogers, Energy Safety Response Group - Emergency Response Procedures for Lithium ion Battery Incidents - Lessons Learned
  • • George Kerchner, PRBA - Standards, Codes, and Regulations Impacting Safe Transport and Storage of Lithium Batteries
  • • Paul Johnson, KBI/Heritage Group - A 20-Year Perspective from a Lithium Battery Recycler and Shipper
  • • Stephanie Thomas, FM Global - FM Global’s Approach to Commodity Classification of Lithium ion Batteries

Opening Session Speakers

 

Welcome & CHEMTREC Overview

Bruce Samuelsen - Welcome & CHEMTREC Overview

CHEMTREC’s Chief Executive, Bruce Samuelsen, will highlight CHEMTREC’s growth over the past 50 years and what we can expect for things to come. Bruce has been with CHEMTREC since August of 2021. Bruce joined CHMETREC after over 35 years of experience in the professional services and engineering fields with a focus on engineering and management across a diverse set of US and global clients. Bruce came to CHEMTREC from SERCO North America, where he held dual roles as Chief Growth Officer for the Americas division, and as Senior Vice President, International Maritime Programs reporting to the Group CEO based in the UK. Prior to Serco Bruce was at Alion Science and Technology where he held multiple executive roles including Chief Operating Officer and President of the Naval Systems Business Unit.

 

Keynote: The Crucial Balance Between Safety and Speed

Derek Daly - Keynote: The Crucial Balance Between Safety and Speed

In an era where everything is expected to be faster, this program addresses how to accomplish both Speed and Safety. Derek Daly will walk through the structure and framework of extraordinary teams who operate safely, on the edges of what might be possible. Attendees learn how Derek’s sport transitioned from a disconnected “hand-off” sport, to one of accountability, concern, and awareness of the big picture.

From Victory Circle to the Announcer's Desk, Hall of Fame Race Car Driver and Network Television Color Analyst Derek Daly has spent nearly three decades as the face of the motorsport world. He competed in the Formula One World Championship, being ranked 10th in the world. He made six starts in the Indianapolis 500 before winning the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race, two years in a row. In 1984, Derek suffered one of the hardest crash impacts that a driver had ever survived when he hit the wall at Michigan International Speedway at 212 MPH. When he retired from racing, Derek started a 24-year association with ESPN, NBC, CBS, and Fox Sports. USA Today called him as "the best new face on sports television" and IndyCar Racing magazine voted him "the most popular motorsports television announcer." .

 

Industry Perspectives

Sott Whelchel - Industry Perspectives

Scott Whelchel is the Chief Security Officer & Global Director for Emergency Services and Security (ES&S) for Dow, Inc. During his keynote address, Scott will share his experiences during the early days of the COVID 19 Pandemic while leading Dow’s crisis management system efforts to maintain operations globally and keeping all employees and contractors safe and secure. Learn about the challenges faced as a result of ongoing supply chain disruptions and lessons learned. Also hear about the dedication of Dow employees operating across the globe, including in China, the epicenter of the pandemic.

Scott leads the Corporate Crisis Management System and crisis prevention efforts. He serves on the Dow Operations Leadership Team, Manufacturing Cybersecurity Steering Committee, Enterprise Architecture Review Board, Dow Veterans' Network Steering Team and is Vice-Chair of the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council. Whelchel joined Dow in 2012 as the site ES&S leader at St Charles Operations and joined Dow’s ES&S expertise team to focus on corporate crisis management team support and drill planning, key personnel and special event security, and Dow compliance with regulations established by the US Department of Homeland Security and US Coast Guard Maritime Transportation Security Act. Prior to joining Dow, Whelchel was the Director for St. Charles Parish Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Whelchel worked in the U.S. Intelligence Community for over 24 years in both a military and civilian service capacity.

All Sessions & General Timeline

Networking Breakfast

09/12/2022 7:15 AM  -   09/12/2022 8:30 AM

Opening Session

09/12/2022 8:30 AM  -   09/12/2022 12:00 PM

Take a victory lap with CHEMTREC as we Celebrate 50 Years of improving the dangerous goods industry through safety and innovation at this year’s International CHEMTREC Summit.

  • Speakers & Presentations
  • • NOLA Volunteer Fire Department Color Guard
  • • Bruce Samuelsen, CHEMTREC - Welcome & CHEMTREC Overview
  • • Derek Daly - Keynote: The Crucial Balance Between Safety and Speed
  • • Scott Whelchel, Dow, Inc. - Industry Perspectives

Networking Lunch

09/12/2022 12:00 PM  -   09/12/2022 1:00 PM

Incident Response and Prevention

09/12/2022 1:00 PM  -   09/12/2022 5:00 PM

Incidents happen, it is how we respond that may help prevent further injuries or damage and help mitigate future incidents.

  • Speakers & Presentations
  • • Garth Black & Chris Scott, CHEMTREC - Maximizing Preparedness: Improving Incident, Emergency and Crisis Management in the Chemical Sector
  • • Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Safety (RMPDS) - Handling Exposures and Other Medical Incidents
  • • Greg Hallet, Shell - Shell Response Action Team (RAT)
  • • Aaron Montgomery, OURAY - Global Approach to Level 2 & 3 Emergency Response

A Carriers Perspective

09/12/2022 1:00 PM  -   09/12/2022 5:00 PM

Explore the relationship between suppliers and carriers and how to manage risk in the chemical supply chain. The discussion will dive further into how transportation emergency response is different from a fixed facility response and highlight issues shippers should be considering.

  • Speakers & Presentations
  • • Paul Baumgardner, FMCSA - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Activities Update
  • • Andy Elkins, AAR - Hazardous Material Transportation by Rail
  • • Tom Walker, Aduiepyle - The Evolution of the LTL Industry

Networking Breakfast

09/13/2022 7:15 AM  -   09/13/2022 8:30 AM

Emerging Issues and Technology

09/13/2022 8:30 AM  -   09/13/2022 12:00 PM

Amid the great resignation, it seems employees are doing more with less. In this session our knowledgeable speakers will touch on leveraging technology to help improve safety and the knowledge transfer gap.

  • Speakers & Presentations
  • • John Flatley, Ashland - 1-800-ASHLAND, Incident Reporting, Facility Emergency Response Requirements
  • • Curtis Friensen & Amit Bhargava, Champion X & EnviroApps - Enhancing Safety and ESG Ratings Through Digital Shipping Documents for Hazardous Materials
  • • Tinium
  • • Dan Streeter, BlueSky eLearn
  • • Erica Bernstein, TRANSCAER

Government Affairs, Part I

09/13/2022 8:30 AM  -   09/13/2022 12:00 PM

Working with local, state, federal, and global agencies is a key cornerstone to ensure safety and compliance amongst the industry. In this session you will hear from key authorities on improving commutations between agencies and industry, what are the key issues these entities are focusing on, and provide any potential regulatory updates.

  • Speakers & Presentations
  • • John Porter, Louisiana State Police - LSP Louisiana Emergency Services Unit (ESU)
  • • NOLA Superintendent
  • • Lieutenant Commander Velez, United States Coast Guard (USGC) - Port and Waterway Security and Regulatory Update
  • • Anthony Affissio, FAA - How to be Prepared for an Inspection
  • • Yolanda Braxton, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) - PHMSA Research and Development Program

Networking Lunch with Hazmat Team Display

09/13/2022 12:00 PM  -   09/13/2022 1:30 PM

Over lunch, The New Orleans Hazmat Team will be available to meet attendees and demo their state-of-the-art hazmat trucks.

Lithium Ion Battery Emergency Response and Safety Workshop

09/13/2022 1:30 PM  -   09/13/2022 5:30 PM

PRBAPRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association is hosting a multi-stakeholder workshop to address key issues surrounding lithium ion battery emergency response, transport, and storage and the associated regulatory challenges throughout the lithium ion battery supply chain.

  • Speakers & Presentations
  • • Allison Norris, Lockheed Martin - A Shipper’s View: Best Practices in Lithium Battery Transport Compliance
  • • Robert Clatterbuck, US DOT/PHMSA - Recent Transport Incidents Involving Shipments of Lithium Batteries – What’s Working and Not Working
  • • Judy Jeevarajan, Underwriters Laboratories - Gas Generation from Lithium ion Cells in Thermal Runaway
  • • Paul Rogers, Energy Safety Response Group - Emergency Response Procedures for Lithium ion Battery Incidents - Lessons Learned
  • • George Kerchner, PRBA - Standards, Codes, and Regulations Impacting Safe Transport and Storage of Lithium Batteries
  • • Paul Johnson, KBI/Heritage Group - A 20-Year Perspective from a Lithium Battery Recycler and Shipper
  • • Stephanie Thomas, FM Global - FM Global’s Approach to Commodity Classification of Lithium ion Batteries

Government Affairs, Part II

09/13/2022 1:30 PM  -   09/13/2022 5:30 PM

Working with local, state, federal, and global agencies is a key cornerstone to ensure safety and compliance amongst the industry. In this session you will hear from key authorities on improving commutations between agencies and industry, what are the key issues these entities are focusing on, and provide any potential regulatory updates.

  • Speakers & Presentations
  • • Kimberly Heyne, Department of Homeland Security (DHS-CISA) - The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Activities
  • • Supervisory Special Agent Lisa Parnpichate & Special Agent Steve Zeringue, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - National Security Branch Update and New Orleans Division Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordination
  • • Diego Gotelli, CIQUIME - Latin American Regulatory Update
  • • Jim Mo, CIRS - APAC Regulations & NRCC Update
  • • American Chemistry Council, ACC - EU Update

Networking Breakfast

09/14/2022 7:00 AM  -   09/14/2022 8:30 AM

Crisis Management

09/14/2022 8:30 AM  -   09/14/2022 12:00 PM

A team of experts will deliver information on critical decision making in high pressure environments, an exploration of stress factors on our ability to make decisions well, and why humans find it extremely challenging to deal with high pressure situations in the chemical sector and others. In this informal and engaging session you will learn the understand the challenges and psychology of human behaviors during critical incidents.

  • Speakers & Presentations
  • • Capt. Kelly Denning, United States Coast Guard (USGC)
  • • Chris Scott & Gereth Black, CHEMTREC - Critical Decision Making in High Pressure Environments
  • • Admiral Roy Nash, Nash Consulting LLC - Life Through the Lens of a Critical Responder During Deep Water Horizon
  • • Carmine DuLisse, Marine Spill Response

Closing Remarks & Lunch To-Go!

09/14/2022 12:00 PM  -   09/14/2022 12:30 PM