Constructing a Facility Siting Plan and the Critical Components Associated to Ensure Safety

Interview with Florine Vincik, Senior EHS Specialist, Process Safety Center of Expertise at BASF

June 19, 2015

Now more than ever, processing plants are in need to ensure their facilities are equipped with the tools and methodologies necessary to ensure safe and efficient operations. The development of regulations and industry standards are prompting plants to implement new means of protection for both personnel and the environment.  

Florine Vincik, BS, MBA, CSP, Senior EHS Specialist, Process Safety Center of Expertise at BASF recently spoke with marcus evans about key topics to be discussed at their upcoming Facility Siting and Risk Mitigation for Processing Plants Conference taking place August 4-6, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. Here is their exchange.

In your current role as Senior EHS Specialist, how would you describe the importance and application of a facility siting plan?

FV: A facility siting plan is critical for ensuring safe growth and changes that occur daily in an organization.  Companies with evergreen facility siting strategies will have established governance and management to ensure a risk based approach in addressing facility siting concerns.

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