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Kenneth Bloch

Kenneth Bloch

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About the author:

Kenneth (Ken) Bloch is a Process Safety Supervisor with over 30 years of direct experience in the downstream Oil and Gas Industry. His former responsibilities include serving a variety of maintenance, reliability, process safety, technical, and operations roles in two of North America’s largest full-conversion refineries. Ken is the author of Rethinking Bhopal (ISBN: 978-0128037782), the first and only independent and definitive analysis of history’s worst industrial disaster written by a modern industrial failure investigation authority. Ken speaks regularly at AFPM, API, and AIChE process safety symposia to relate experiences that promote hazard awareness and incident prevention throughout the global manufacturing industry. He graduated with honors from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, with an Environmental Science Degree in 1988.


Posts by Kenneth Bloch

Changes Are Coming to Process Safety Management Standards

Posted on July 1st, 2016 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) developed the process safety management (PSM) standard to prevent disastrous process release incidents in the manufacturing industry.   Continue reading “Changes Are Coming to Process Safety Management Standards” »

Prepare Yourself for PSM Modernization

Posted on May 20th, 2016 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Those of us who are sensitive to developments in the chemical and downstream oil & gas processing industries are well-aware that serious changes are underway. Continue reading “Prepare Yourself for PSM Modernization” »

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