Ninety- seven foreign and local delegates participated in the Process Safety Workshop “Sustainable Manufacturing through Process Safety in the Chemical Industries” on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Solaire Resort and Casino.
Process Safety code of Responsible Care® is designed to prevent fires, explosions an accidental chemical releases. It is comprised of a series of management practices that reflect this goal, with the expectation of continuous performance improvement for each management practice. The practices are based on the principle that facilities will be safe if they are designed according to sound engineering practices, built, operated and maintained properly and periodically reviewed for conformance.
“For those who have joined us since Thursday, we are lucky as we were exposed on the best practices of RC practitioners in the region in their respective organization and facilities. We learned how RC can be enabling in our various activities. It gives us an insight in the importance and the need to always consider the environment, health, safety and security in our daily operations. It was an eye opener for some to understand and appreciate that RC is not only the right way, RC is the only way to move forward and to attain the sustainability that we desire in our organization” said Mr. Jess Laguitao, SPIK Director in his opening remarks.
“In Today’s forum, the SPIK would like to walk you thru this pillar of RC. It is our desire to share the importance and the advantages of RC and how it can bring about better productivity in your operations. We look forward to your active participation as SPIK intend to provide complimentary discussion activities in 2016.” added Mr. Laguitao.
The speakers from the Anti-Terrorism Council- Mr. Eugene Louie Gonzalez, Sandia National Laboratories- Dr. Cecelia Williams, New Zealand Responsible Care- Mr. Barry Dyer, Japan Chemical Industry Association- Mr. Masatoshi Kumamoto and Shell Malampaya Exploration – Ms. Donnabel Kuizon- Cruz shared best practices and lessons learned on process safety and incidents through videos and presentations.
In her closing message, Gretchen Fontejon- Enarle, SPIK RC Chairman thanked the participants from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Malaysia. “This is the start of network and collaboration among our colleagues in the industry and to the SPIK Community, see you in future SPIK events”.