OHS Summit Africa on Nov 29 -30 at Gautrain Hotel

SHEQ managers in oil, gas, petrochem, mining, construction and transport will attend OHS Summit Africa on Nov 29 -30 at Gautrain Hotel in Johannesburg.

Delegates will hear first hand from oil and petrochemicals top health and safety directors and executives, how they are responding to recent disasters. Delegates will also participate in panel discussions on major current African sheq policy, legislation, management, behaviour and disaster prevention issues.

Presenters and presentation themes include;

• Subash Ludhra, UK IOSH president; Behaviour at work as a possible barrier to safe operations, analysing and modelling employee behaviour, how to punish and reward.

• Abayomi Faluyi, Baker Hughes Nigeria QA and service reliability manager; Efficient root cause analysis, need for RCA, probing minor details and contributing factors, mitigation versus treating causes.

• Dapo Oguntoyinbo, Shell Kenya HSSE GM; How to achieve world class HSE performance in a multicultural environment, leadership commitment, management systems experience, workforce engagement and accountability.

• Abednego KB Chigwada, Zimbabwe Zimplats sheq manager.

• Charles B Odhiambo, Kenya Directorate of OSHS chief OSH officer; Safety and health self regulation versus enforcement, safety gains and losses in open market policy, could independent companies operate without state checks and balances, are external sheq auditors adding value, way forward for African states in petrochemicals regulation.

• Vimal Narsai, SA Aveng group SHE manager; Cementing safety beyond passing trends and crash courses, understanding company culture, cementing the right culture beyond priority to core value, making culture a magic wand to address detail.

• Emmanuel Mahosi, Botswana Railways sheq manager.

• Panel discussion on Health and Safety policies, legislation and codes in Africa; Regulator’s take for reducing work illnesses and injuries, improving trust between employees and employers, developing safety culture in Africa, how cross-national legislation is implemented.

• Panel discussion on Pre-empting HSE disaster, responsiveness, understanding possible emergencies from methane or coal dust explosions, integrating past experiences in ER plans, barriers to avoid reoccurrence, defined action plans for natural disasters, mining lagging behind in implementing ER plans.

• Mining hazards management by education, awareness, risk identification and assessment.

• Panel Discussion on qualitative checks, impacts on bottom line, how to justify safety investments versus results, injuries and lost time,

• Arne Johan Bjorndal, Algeria Statoil HSSE manager; Understanding emergencies, preparing to fight, monitoring security situations by benchmarking, what you require most in evacuation, updating emergency procedures.

• Thobile Lamati, SA Department of Labour chief inspector; Safety priority versus management leadership, ensuring accountability on all levels, and bridging gaps between top management and workers.
Day Two is themed on evaluation and mitigation of health hazards.

• Dr Murray Coombs, Dow Chemicals regional heath director, Africa, Middle East and India; Excellence in workplace health management, implementation, monitoring and auditing a health system, effective OH policies and programmes, consequences of non compliance.

• Franklin Muchiri, International Labour Organisation SA senior OSH specialist; Promoting a preventative safety and health culture at national and enterprise levels.

• Schu Schutte, SA CSIR Mining Innovation centre, human factors research group, competency manager; Magnitude of ergonomics programmes, contribution of poor ergonomics to health and safety results, equation of ergonomics with fatigue, musculoskeletal and mental stress, integrating ergonomics strategies and tools in a work system.

• Neil Franklin, Sasol EHS Centre SHE principal specialist; Incentives versus recognition, do these schemes improve safety, how traditional incentive schemes harm safety culture, how incentive schemes affect reporting of incidents, principles of effective safety incentive schemes, leading indicators versus lagging indicators for incentive schemes.

• Guillaume Olivier, SA Unitrans Mining sheq manager; Holistic approach to fatigue management, road freight fatigue management, holistic approach in managing fatigue, how to use technology in fatigue management, considering legislating fatigue management in SA.

• Panel discussion on preventing recurrenc, analysing high risk incidents,methods, scope of improvements, translating policies into actions and improvements.

• Dr Solomon Molekwa, BP SA wellness manager; Mental health, employee wellbeing, dialogue between employees and employers, assurance, motivation, setbacks after injury, identification of resources to support health, evaluation.

• Modern technology inroads to HSE performance, roles of technology in HSE operations.

• Empowering and educating on hazardous materials, exposure assessment, monitoring.

• Justice O Derefaka, Shell Exploration and Production Companies Nigeria, Corporate Head Waste (HSE, Logistics) and Materials Management Discipline.

• Jeremy Rundel, Hess Corporation, SA

• Michael Kruger, Borealis, Austria, group HS expert.

• Victor Mengot, World Bank, Kenya, road safety specialist.
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PHOTO; Subash Ludhra, UK IOSH president, will speak on behaviour at work as a possible barrier to safe operations, analysing and modelling employee behaviour, how to punish and reward. Some presenters profiles are included in this report.

OHS Africa presenters profiles

Subash Ludhra, IOSH president, is a qualified Occupational Hygienist, now specializing in Risk Management and Loss Control. He has a wealth of experience gained from industry and commerce, both in the UK and overseas. Having started his career in local authority he moved into the Brewing industry working for Grand Metropolitan and Courage. He spent a further eight years working for Rentokil Initial, the last two as a board Director within Initial Catering Services. In 2002 Subash Established Anntara Management Ltd, a Risk management and Loss control consultancy providing services in the UK and overseas. Subash is a chartered safety and health practitioner, an experienced trainer and has a unique ability captivate his audiences. He is a contributor to several health and safety publications and has been involved with the production of several Health and Safety documents for Trade Associations and the Health and Safety Executive.

Thobile Lamati, SA Department of Labour chief inspector, is a chemical engineer by training, Certificate in Executive Development, currently studying towards a Masters in Business Leadership (UNISA). He has worked at Kendal Power Station – As a trainee engineer . He joined the Department of Labour as an inspector focusing in Chemical Industry, left the Department of Labour in 2000 to join Department of Public as a Control Inspector – the goals was to set up OHS Structures through out the department. This exposed him to the built environment and enhanced my understanding of construction related issues. In 2002 rejoined the Department of Labour as the Deputy Director responsible for Inspection and Enforcement Services in the Western Cape. In 2005, appointed as the Provincial Director: Department of Labour Western Cape. In 2009, appointed as the Chief Inspector Occupational Health and Safety, chairperson of the Advisory Council on Occupational Health and Safety, in 2010. Appointed as Board member of the Railway Safety Regulator, in 2009 appointed as board member of the compensation Fund.

Neil Franklin, Sasol SA EHS Centre SHE specialist, has been with Sasol for 21 years and has held various positions. He began his career as an apprentice and later qualified as an artisan before spending seven years “on the tools”. During the same time he volunteered to be the Health and Safety Representative. In 1997 he transferred to the SHERQ Department to head up the implementation of Behaviour Based Safety throughout Sasol RSA and later occupied positions as Safety Specialist and Safety Manager before moving to the Corporate SHE
Centre. He underwent his behavioural training in the United Kingdom and USA before being licensed by BST® as an Internal Consultant to conduct the implementation of the Behavioural
Accident Prevention Process® in 24 different sites around the country. Neil holds a B-Tech degree in Safety Management from UNISA and is a regular speaker on injury prevention topics throughout South Africa.

Dr Murray Coombs, Dow Chemicals, Middle East and India Regional Health Director, completed his medical degree in 1983 and followed a career in emergency and aviation medicine. In 1985 he started to specialise in Occupational Medicine. During this time he was employed at State Hospitals and the Institute of Aviation Medicine. He then embarked on a private practice career in Occupational Medicine and built the practice with top 100 Johannesburg Stock Exchange clients. He was nominated onto the executive of the SA Society of Occupational Medicine (SASOM) in 1990. His practice was predominantly in the chemical industry and with local laboratories he led a SASOM team in developing the first SA text on biomonitoring. This led to his appointment as consulting pathologist in Occupational Health. During 1993 to 1995, he completed management development, service management and project management certifications and re-engineered his practice into a Pty Ltd Occupational Medicine and Health Risk Management Institute. In 1994 he was appointed to the first Compensation Board for Occupational Diseases in SA, which included membership of the Technical Committee developing guidelines for the diagnosis and compensation of Occupational Diseases. He was nominated to the International Chemical Industry Occupational Health Board (Medichem) in 1996. During 1997 he became Vice Chairman of SASOM and in 1998 became chairman of the SA Chamber of Business health work group. During 1998 he accepted a project to investigate Occupational Health and HIV/AIDS risks for Unilever operating in 13 African countries at more than 30 locations. The project inspired him to assist organisations in developing appropriate business responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The company received a global award for their HIV/AIDS response, the methodology was taken up as a best practice by the World Economic Forum (WEF). In the latter part of 1999 he was offered a contract with Dow Chemicals as the Health Director South Africa. During 2000 he became a board member of the International Commission of Occupational Health. In the same year the Global Health Fund and WEF invited him to join the GHI task force – development of private sector responses to HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB. In March 2001 the Institute was acquired and integrated in Deloitte & Touche as part of a global strategy. In Sept 2001 Murray accepted an offer from Dow to expand his role to Health Director Middle East/Africa and India. In 2002 the Global Reporting Initiative invited Murray to join the working group on HIV/AIDS/ TB and Malaria. During the period 2002- 2004 both Dow and Unilever received awards and recognition for their comprehensive HIV/AIDS programmes. In 2005 his role for Unilever expanded to include North Africa, ME and Turkey. During 2006 Murray published the South African guidelines on Occupational and Environmental medical surveillance on behalf of SA Society of Occupational Medicine. Most of his current work is in the field of benchmarking and scaling up Occupational and Public Health initiatives in emerging markets.

Arne Johan Bjorndal, Statoil HSSE Manager, has spend 15 years in the Norwegian company Statoil ASA oil & gas industry. “Before that I spent 14 years in the Norwegian Navy and merchant fleet. I have been in the position as Platform manager offshore installations Statoil and also as Maintenance & operation supervisor offshore oil and gas production installations in North Sea. Before offshore I worked onshore as maintenance supervisor mechanical at Statoil process plant. Before I joined Statoil ASA in 1997 I was working a Engineer officer merchant fleets 7 years Engineer officer Royal Norwegian Navy seven years Formal Education 2008 -2010 college studies in enterprise economics, organizational and personal. 1993-94 Engineer officer class 1 certificate (regulation III/2) highest grades. 1998 chemistry and process education. 1991 Royal Norwegian naval officer education.

Schu PC Schutte, CSIR -Centre for Mining Innovation, Competency Area Manager – Human Factors Research Group, has extensive experience in the management and execution of applied research and the application of research findings, specifically in the South African mining industry. Conducted research in the fields of occupational health and safety focussing on work physiology, heat stress, ergonomics, human factors, fatigue, women in mining, workplace stress and the development of selection procedures based on physical attributes. Chairperson of the Mining Technical Committee of the International Ergonomics Association.

Guillaume Olivier, Unitrans Mining, Safety Health Environmental & Quality Manager, South Africa, has 15 years experience in the Occupational Health and safety Fields. “I have spent the last three years working with professional drivers in the Freight and Logistical industry. It is during this time that I‘ve realised that Fatigue of the main contributing factors for vehicle accidents on the South African roads, of thousands of road users annually but also put a huge financial strain on the families, companies and government. It is therefore importance of us as an industry to acknowledge the importance of effective fatigue management as a part of our daily operations.

Dr Solomon Molekwa, BP SA and Mozambique Wellness Manager (PhD; MA Clin; MBA; Med; BA (Hons); BA; H Dip Ed; PGD: HIV/AIDS Management; Diploma in HR; Strategy Management Certificate; Senior Level Leaders Programme, Gibbs) is an educationist, clinical psychologist, social activist, health advisor and a registered member of the of the followings organizations: Health Professions Council of South Africa, Psychological Society of South Africa, Global Business Coalition against HIV/AIDS and Institute of People Management. He has extensive experience in the fields of Education, HIV/AIDS and Wellness / Health Management and Consulting. He has worked for public, corporate, non governmental, community-based organisations.

Dapo Oguntoyinbo, Shell Oil Products Africa General Manager- HSSE, is baed in Nairobi, Kenya. He has an engineering degree from the University of Lagos and post-graduate qualifications from the UK. He is a professional engineer by training, a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) and a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, UK (FIEE), which is now called the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET). ‘Dapo joined Shell in 1984, first as an electrical engineer and rose to become head of electrical engineering by 1989. He then moved into Project Management, becoming Deputy Project Manager for the Forcados Terminal Upgrade, which in 1992 was one of the biggest Upstream projects across the Shell world. Following other assignments, he transferred to Oman (Petroleum Development Oman) in 1997, and became Chief Engineer of the Bahja/Rima Asset in 1998. In 2001, I was appointed Corporate HSE Manager for PDOOman and contributed to taking the company to become one of the best HSE performing companies in Shell Upstream within 3yrs. He is a much sought-after speaker on HSSE, being able to share experiences and expertise from his extensive working career with Shell.

Abayomi Faluyi, Baker Huges Country Manager, Quality Assurance & Service Reliability
Engineerr, is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and a Registered Engineer Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He is also a Black Belt (BB) in the Six Sigma program for continuous improvement, and a Lead Auditor in the ISO 9001 Program. An Oil and Gas professional, Engr. Faluyi has been in the industry for over 12 years. He has been involved in Root Cause Analysis both in technical matters as Reliability Engineer responsible for RCA trouble shooting and corrective action implementation and for process (Quality) related incidents as Quality Assurance Manager all within Baker Hughes. Presently, Engr. Faluyi is the Geomarket / Country Manager for Baker Hughes in Nigeria responsible for Quality Assurance and Service Reliability and has spearheaded several process improvement initiatives within the ISO 9001 Standard using the Six Sigma approach to RCA and corrective action implementation.

Frank Muchiri, International Labour Organization (ILO) Senior Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, is mainly responsible for English Speaking Africa. Before joining the ILO, he was Director, Directorate of Occupational Safety and Health in Kenya where he served in different capacities for 24 years before joining the ILO in 2003. He is one of the pioneer founders of the African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety, first published in 1986 and served as a Member of the Board of the International Commission on Occupational Health for the Triennial 2006/9.

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