CIHS 2019 Program

Astronaut Mike Mullane – Countdown to Safety

Announcing Our Keynote Speaker - Astronaut Mike Mullane presents Countdown to Safety

Colonel Mullane will deliver a powerful message on the individual’s role in keeping themselves and their teams safe in hazardous environments. Mullane will recount his own near-death experience in a fighter jet, when he failed to speak up about an unsafe situation. At a critical moment in a hazardous operation, Mullane surrendered his responsibility for safety to someone else and became a “safety passenger”. The result was his and the pilot’s narrow escape during their ejection from the crashing jet.

Upon Colonel Mullane’s graduation from West Point in 1967, he was commissioned in the United States Air Force. As a Weapon Systems Operator aboard RF-4C Phantom aircraft, he completed 134 combat missions in Vietnam. Mullane was selected as a Mission Specialist in 1978 in the first group of Space Shuttle Astronauts. He completed three space missions aboard the Space Shuttles Discovery (STS-41D) and Atlantis (STS-27 & 36) before retiring from NASA and the Air Force in 1990.

Preliminary Program

Opening Session

10/29/2019 8:30 AM   -   10/29/2019 12:00 PM

The opening session will feature two exciting keynote speakers. We have announced our first speaker, Astronaut Mike Mullane, who will deliver a powerful message on the individual’s role in keeping themselves and their teams safe in hazardous environments. Following the keynotes, and after a break, attendees will hear welcoming remarks from our Executive, John Modine, as he reviews some of the new and innovative initiatives happening at CHEMTREC.

Improving Carrier Relationships

10/29/2019 1:30 PM   -   10/29/2019 5:00 PM

This session will explore the relationship between suppliers and carriers. Speakers will review the Responsible Care partnership program, benefits of being a Responsible Care partner, building carrier relationships, and how CHEMTREC is a vital link in addressing security issues.

  • Lori Pavlovich, Dow
  • Speaker from Service Transport
  • Bruce Gacsal, Quality Distribution
  • Andy Elkins, Association of American Railroads
  • Greg Rhodes, Responsible Care

Complying with Regulatory Training Requirements

10/29/2019 1:30 PM   -   10/29/2019 5:00 PM

In this session we will hear from industry leaders on what their companies are currently doing for training to meet regulatory requirements. Speakers will then review their best practices and challenges when conducting training, how to meet regulatory requirements as well as company specific training needs and the challenges large company's face with consistent training both in the US and international. This session will then discuss how training can be delivered, online success stories and how to measure knowledge gained.

  • Mark Kramer, Anderson Development
  • Rebecca Cernick, Covestro
  • Rhonda Jessop, Labelmaster
  • Erica Bernstein, TRANSCAER

Life-Cycle of a Spill

10/30/2019 8:30 AM   -   10/30/2019 12:00 PM

This session will walk attendees through the lifecycle of an incident. Starting with a presentation from a supplier on emergency response plans, to how CHEMTREC fits into the process, then a presentation from spill response contractor services and best practices.

  • Joe Milazzo, CHEMTREC
  • Speaker from Shell
  • Aaron Montgomery, OURAY
  • Chris Baxter, Olin Corporation representing The Chlorine Institute

Using Data to Improve Best Practices

10/30/2019 8:30 AM   -   10/30/2019 12:00 PM

Gain a better understanding of how CHEMTREC data can be leveraged to better understand incidents and how it can be exported and used to improve best practices.

  • Cindy Carpenter, FedEx
  • Amy Steele, Sabic
  • Brian Dailey, Chemours
  • Wendy Buckley, STARS

Harris County Hazmat Team Display

10/30/2019 12:00 PM   -   10/30/2019 2:00 PM

The Harris County Hazmat Team will be on location to meet attendees and demo their state-of-the-art hazmat truck.

Beyond Emergency Response

10/30/2019 1:30 PM   -   10/30/2019 3:30 PM

How CHEMTREC has expanded it's emergency response center abilities to go above and beyond answering daily hazmat calls. In this session you will hear from companies utilizing CHEMTREC for additional resources such as Responsible Care, security, reporting requirements, hydrogen fueling stations, and beyond.

  • Julia MacGregor-Peralta, Global Safety Management
  • Dave Druckenbroad, Ashland
  • Josh McLeod and Sean Horacek, Air Liquide

Powering the Future with Lithium Batteries

10/30/2019 1:30 PM   -   10/30/2019 5:30 PM

In this session we will address key issues surrounding the lithium battery industry such as shipping, storage, and packaging of lithium batteries as well as regulatory challenges, including an update on the new UN regulation for test summary documents, throughout the lithium battery supply chain.

  • Doug Smith, Sony
  • Eric Frederickson, Call2Recycle
  • Gene Sanders, W.E. Train Consulting
  • Speaker from PHMSA
  • Kevin Bryan, CHEMTREC

Regional Updates

10/30/2019 3:30 PM   -   10/30/2019 5:30 PM

In this session we will hear regional country-by-country differences and regional challenges of shipping hazmat in Europe, Asia, and South America.

  • Chambers Li, CHEMTREC Asian Pacific Office
  • Alberto Rossi, CHEMTREC Latin America Office

Regulatory Updates

10/31/2019 8:30 AM   -   10/31/2019 12:30 PM

This session will provide an overview of regulatory updates and proposed changes that will impact the industry.

  • Donna McLean, CANUTEC
  • Speaker from PHMSA
  • Speaker from the Coast Guard
  • Daniel Chebat, CHEMTEC

The Summit concludes at 12:30 pm on Thursday, October 31st.