Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Safety Management Systems are critical to pipeline and process safety and preventing catastrophic incidents. Sessions in this track will discuss strategies for socializing SMS and Process safety, achieving SMS commitment across departments and at all levels and establishing performance indicators to manage asset safety and quality.

Meet the Safety Management Systems (SMS) Program Development Team.

April 15, 2020

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Managing by Influence
Moderator: Lindsay Rennecker, Pipeline Integrity Project Manager, EN Engineering
Speakers: Devin Zornizer, Director of SMS, SoCal Gas
Troy Nutter, Manager of Operational Training, Puget Sound Energy
Wallace Rawls, Director of Safety, SoCal Gas
Scott Lovelady, Manager/Quality Assurance/Operational Quality Assurance (OQA), OneGas
Achieving SMS commitment across departments and at all levels.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Creating a Cultural Shift – Socializing SMS and Process Safety in Your Organization
Speakers: Mike McNeil, SoCal Gas
John Hill, Vice President Gas Engineering, Black Hills Energy
Sam Minifie, Policy Advisor, American Petroleum Institute
Implementing a Safety Management System (SMS) requires a well thought, multi-faceted communications plan with the end goal of shifting a company’s culture to include pipeline and process safety.  The most successful implementation efforts socialize the concepts, terminology, and tools by tailoring the communications for each level of the organization. Learn how API, Black Hills Energy, and SoCal Gas have implemented and managed these efforts, tools they use to reach each layer of their multi-disciplinary operations, how they structure their internal SMS communications plan, measure effectiveness, and continuously improve their SMS.

April 16, 2020

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
MOC Case Studies
Speakers: Anthony Aguilar, Regional Director, Campos EPC
Troy Nutter, Manager of Operational Training, Puget Sound Energy
How various companies are implementing management of change including the various change types (Org, Operational, and Procedural).

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Establishing Leading Performance Indicators to Manage Asset Safety and Quality
Speakers: Manny Albert, Director, Safety & Environment, FortisAlberta Inc.
Katie Hellfritz, Senior Director, Gas Governance, Xcel Energy Inc.
Learn how to select, track and present metrics using a framework of leading and lagging performance indicators to drive improvement in the key operational aspects of safety and quality and prevent catastrophic incidents.