ILTA 2023 Conference to Feature Four Tracks of Fantastic Panels, Presentations, and Conversations
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ILTA 2023 Conference to Feature Four Tracks of Fantastic Panels, Presentations, and Conversations

The day-and-a-half long Conference portion of ILTA’s 2023 Operating Conference & Trade Show, May 22-24 in Houston, Texas, will feature four tracks along the topics of Environment; Operations & Engineering; Health, Safety, & Security; and Leadership. Here is another sample of the fascinating educational content we have in store:

PFAS: Mitigating Risks at Liquid Terminals

For decades, the liquid terminal industry has relied on PFAS-based firefighting foams to ensure the safety of their facilities, their workers, and their neighboring communities.  In recent years, concerns about the environmental and health related impacts of these chemicals have led to questions about risk and remediation.  In this timely and important session, our experts will present an overview of the information they are providing to terminal industry clients, including the development of PFAS sampling programs, strategies for risk identification and tools for mitigation.

Our experts will also address the challenge of identifying sources of PFAS beyond aqueous film forming foam (AFFF).  PFAS is integral to many products, making it difficult to know where to start looking for sources and manage business risks. This session will identify the five major challenges to addressing PFAS at liquid terminals that you need to know to identify sources and manage your risks.

Leading Edge Thinking for Health & Safety

Join us for this dynamic session to discover the groundbreaking safety process implemented in 110 facilities at Marathon Petroleum L&S Terminal Organization. Gain insight into how behavior-based measures help our employees, contractors and visitors stay safe through structured personal protection strategies designed to ensure that "No One Gets Hurt.”  Learn more about relevant metrics associated with the process, employee training components and management support -all culminating in a comprehensive breakdown of what it takes to keep everyone safe.

Participants at this insightful session will next learn how to create an organization that is skilled in continually growing its own knowledge bank.  By establishing yourself as a learning organization, you’ll have access to valuable strategies for preventing future incidents.  At Marathon, this has been put into practice by establishing a 'No Blame' Culture, using Evidence Preservation & Data Collection techniques, Root Cause Analysis methods, and more.  Find out the best practices you could be using now to ensure safety across your company.

The Hazard Next Door: The Decaying Tank Problem in Tangential Industries

With storage tank inspections often overlooked and underestimated, now is the time to educate those in tangential sectors on the importance of quality inspections. Join us for this professional conference session to gain a stronger understanding of API 650 & 653 codes as they relate to non-refiner, chemical and pipeline companies that own tanks. Uncover potential hazards associated with continuing operations without proper inspection - from decaying floors through shell supports all the way up to deteriorating roof rafters or top plates - so you can prioritize safety within your organization. Join us for an insightful look into trends in tangential sectors where training may be necessary before further disaster strikes – you won't want to miss out on this life-saving information!

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