What is process safety? How is it related to Chemical Engineering and why is it important for all chemical engineers to be knowledgeable of the hazards and risks of their processes? Come and learn all that and more at this interactive workshop. Together, we will work through the thought process involved in making risk-based decisions to help prevent loss of life, property, and reputation while working with explosive, flammable, toxic and other hazardous materials and processes. We will also explore the various careers within the Process Safety Management industry and how its risk-based decision-making concepts can be applied to every facet of a chemical facility’s operations.
Amanda is a Process Safety Specialist for ERCO Worldwide at the Toronto head office. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 2011 and started with ERCO as a process engineer-in-training, spending two years working at ERCO’s plant sites. She gained an appreciation for the challenges plants face in balancing production needs with safe operations. Amanda’s professional interests lie in leadership development, team collaboration, and safe process design. She enjoys the opportunities that her job gives her to collaborate with the plant employees in evaluating and improving their safety management systems and process operations. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys dragon boating, hiking, playing violin and indoor rock climbing.
Parnian Jadidian is a graduate of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry from University of Toronto, Class of 2011. Parnian started out her career as a Junior Process Engineer at the Shaw Group before moving to FM Global as a Loss Prevention Consultant. She currently works as a Senior Consultant at Global Risk Consultants (GRC). Her job involves identifying and evaluating fire and explosion potential at industrial and commercial facilities, estimating the monetary loss that may occur as a result of the incident, and identifying and implementing solutions to mitigate or reduce the potential loss. She greatly enjoys learning about different production processes through hands on experiences offered at her job and looks forward to learning "How it’s made" every day. In her spare time, Parnian studies and promotes gender equality, reads fiction and nonfiction books, and enjoys biking and running.