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Zero Tolerance in chemical industry?

Written By Gopal Krishna on Thursday, February 12, 2009 | 3:39 AM

National Disaster Management of Authority (NDMA)that was constituted in Sept 2005 with Prime Minister of India as ex-officio Chairman consequent to enactment of Disaster Management Act, 2005 have brought out national guidelines on Chemical (Industrial) Disaster Management (CIDM), which was based on a premise to strengthen the prevention, mitigation and preparedness activities to effectively respond to such disasters, if occurred in spite of all safety measures identified in On/Off-Site plans.

NDMA took glaring initiatives right after its inception in awareness generation, education and training of all the stakeholders across the country to achieve an ultimate objective of "Zero Tolerance (Zero accident) in chemical industry" in imminent future.

There is a conference underway on Chemical (Industrial) Disaster Management, Pipelines, Storages & Medical Preparedness.

Given below is the final agenda of the conference

February 11, 2009 (Wednesday)
Inaugural Function at FICCI Golden Jubilee Auditorium3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M
3:00 P.M. – 3:05 P.M. Lighting of the Lamp
Moderator – Dr. Amit Mitra, Secretary General, FICCI
3:05 P.M. – 3:10 P.M. Welcome Address – Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, President, FICCI
3:10 P.M. – 3:15 P.M. Theme Address - Lt. Gen. (Dr.) J R Bhardwaj, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, PHS (Retd), Member, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Government of India
3:15 P.M. – 3:20 P.M. Presidential Address – Smt. Shiela Dixit, Chief Minister, Government of NCT of Delhi
3:20 P.M. – 3:25 P.M. Address - Shri L Mansingh, Chairman, Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB), India
3:25 P.M. – 3:30P.M. Release of Book on Chemical (Industrial) Disaster Management by Shri Namo Narain Meena, Minister of State for Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of IndiaRelease of Industry Compendium by Guest of Honour – Dr. Akhilesh Prasad Singh, Minister of State for Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India
3:30 P.M. – 3:35 P.M. Keynote Address - Gen. N C Vij, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM (Retd), Vice Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Government of India
3:35 P.M. – 3:55 P.M. Inaugural Address by Chief Guest – Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, Eminent Scientist & Former President of India
3:55 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Concluding Remarks – By FICCI
Inauguration of Exhibition by Shri Namo Narain Meena, Minister of State for Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India
4:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Tea/Coffee Break

Plenary Session : National Guidelines and Regulatory FrameworkVenue : Commission Hall, FICCI4:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.Chairperson : Prof. P G Dhar Chakraborty, Executive Director, National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)
4:30 P.M. – 4:45 P.M Regulatory Framework – Mrs. (Dr.) Indrani Chandrashekharan, Advisor (E&F), Planning Commission, Government of India
4:45 P.M. – 5:00 P.M Regulatory Framework on Oil & Gas Sector – Mr. B S Negi, Member, Petroleum Natural Gas Regulatory Board, India
5:00 P.M. – 5:15 P.M Preventive Approach – Dr. R K Sharma, Coordinator – Core Group on CIDM, NDMA and Joint Director, INMAS, Delhi
5:15 P.M. – 5:30 P.M Safe Transportation of Hazardous Goods – Mr. K C Gupta, Director General, National Safety Council (NSC), Mumbai
5:30 P.M. – 5:45 P.M Capacity Development - Prof. Santosh Kumar, NIDM
5:45 P.M. – 6:00 P.M Implementation Approach – Mr. Surendera Kumar, Consultant, FICCI
6:00P.M. – 6:15 P.M Medical Preparedness & Casualty Management – Maj. Gen. J K Bansal, Coordinator – Core Group on NBC, NDMA
6:15 P.M. – 6:30 P.M Open Discussion
6:30 P.M. Onwards - Gala Cultural Programme followed by Dinner
February 12, 2009 (Thursday)Venue : Commission Hall, FICCIPlenary Session I : Implementation of Action Plan of Chemical (Industrial) Disaster Management 9:30 A.M. – 11: 05 A.M.Chairperson : Mr. K C Gupta, Director General, National Safety Council (NSC)
9:30 A.M. – 9:45 A.M Approach and Timeframe for Implementation – Dr. G K Pandey, Sr. Advisor, MoEF
9:45 A.M. – 10:00 A.M Salient Inputs to Nodal Ministry for Inclusion in the Action Plan by Ministry of Labour & Employment - Sh. S K Saxena, Director General, DGFASLI, Mumbai
10:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M Salient Inputs to Nodal Ministry for Inclusion in the Action Plan by Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers - Mr. Jasbir Singh, Industrial Advisor
10:15 A.M. – 10:30 A.M Culture of Preparedness through Mock Exercises-An initiative by NDMA – Brig. (Dr.) B K Khanna, Senior Specialist, NDMA
10:30 A.M. – 10:45 A.M. Open Discussion
10:45 A.M. – 11:00 A.M Tea / Coffee Break

Plenary Session II : Best Operating Practices in Chemical Industries 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.Chairperson : Dr. G K Pandey, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India
11:00 A.M. – 11:05 A.M. Launch of Software Platform of India – Human Resource Development Programme– (industrial Disaster Risk Management (HRDP – iDRM) Project - by Lt. Gen. (Dr.) J R Bhardwaj, Hon’ble Member, NDMA
11:05 A.M. – 11:20 A.M. Presentation on India Human Resource Development Programme – industrial Disaster Risk Management (HRDP –iDRM) Project - Dr. Rakesh Dubey, Director, Disaster Management Institute (DMI), Bhopal
11:20 A.M. – 11:35 A.M. Reduction and Management of Chemical Accidents/Disasters – Dr. Beer Singh, DRDE, Gwalior
11:35 A.M. – 11:50 A.M Transportation of Hazardous Chemicals - Prof. Dr Chalermchai Chaikittiporn, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Thailand
11:50 A.M. – 12:05 P.M Surveillance of Emergency Management in USA – Ms. Rubina Imtiaz, Country Representative, Centre for Disease Control (CDC)
12:05 P.M. – 12:20 P.M. Dr. Schimpt, Senior Expert on Industrial Disaster Management, GTZ, Germany
12:20 P.M. – 12:35 P.M Chlorine Production Process Safety – Mr. Harisaran Das, Joint Director (SHE), AMA-India
12:35 P.M. – 12:50 P.M Open Discussion
01:00 P.M. – 02:00 P.M. Lunch Break

Plenary Session III – Medical Preparedness 2:00 P.M. – 3:45 P.M.Chairperson : Dr. M C Misra, Chief, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS
2:00 P.M. – 2:15 P.M. Salient Features of NDMA Guidelines on Medical Preparedness & Mass Casualty Management – Surg Rear Admiral (Dr) V K Singh, VSM (Retd), Director, IIHMR, Delhi
2:15 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. Bird Flu to Pandemic Preparedness: Dr. Shashi Khare, National Institute of Communicable Diseases
2:30 P.M. – 2:45 P.M. Preparedness and Timelines for Integrated Hospital Disaster Management Planning - Dr. P. Ravindran, Director, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India
2:45 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Role of Immunization and Vaccination in Biological Disaster Prevention - Dr. Thomas Waytes, UP Medical Affairs Group, Emergent Bio Solutions, USA
03:00 P.M. – 03:15 P.M. Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Medical Preparedness in Disaster Management - Dr. S Kumar, Principal & Dean, M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore
03:15 P.M. – 03:30 P.M. Open Discussion
03:30 P.M. – 03:45 P.M. Tea/Coffee Break

Plenary Session IV : Mass Casualty Management3:45 P.M. – 5:45 P.M.Chairperson : Dr. W Selvamurthy, Distinguished Scientist, Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO)Co-Chair : Dr. S Kumar, Principal & Dean, M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore
3:45 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Trauma Management of Chemical Accident Victims – Dr. Amit Gupta, J P Narayan Apex Trauma Center, AIIMS
4:00 P.M. – 4:15 P.M. Heli-ambulances in Disaster Management - Air Commodre B S Siwach, Rotary Wing Society of India
4:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Role of Alternative Medicines in Chemical Disaster Management – Dr. Naval Kumar, Core Group Member, NDMA
4:30 P.M. – 4:45 P.M. Earthquake Risk Management in Health Facilities – Mr. Hari Kumar, Country Representative, Geo-Hazard Institute – USAID
4:45 P.M. – 5:00 P.M Public Health Management of Chemical Incidents and Emergencies - Dr. Kersten Gutschmidt, WHO
5:00 P.M. – 5:15 P.M Model for Integrated Services for Evacuation of Casualties – Dr. G V Ramana Rao, EMRI, Hyderabad
5:15 P.M. – 5:30 P.M Disposal of Dead Bodies during Mass Casualty Incident – Mr. Nicolas Bachmann, Co-operation Tracing Department, ICRC, New Delhi
5:30 P.M. – 5:45 P.M Open Discussion
6:30 P.M. Onwards Gala Cultural Programme followed by Dinner

February 13, 2009 (Friday)Venue : Commission Hall, FICCIPlenary Session I : Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies 9:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M.Chairperson : Prof. Dr. Jochum, Director, European Process Safety
9:00 A.M. – 9:15 A.M Siting of Industries in a Multi – Hazard Environmental Framework : Risk Mapping and Knowledge Management – Dr. Anil Kumar Gupta & Ms. Sreeja S Nair, NIDM
9:15 A.M. – 9:30 A.M Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy on Chemical (Industrial) Disaster - Dr. Roderico Ofrin and Mr. Alexander Hildebrand, WHO/SEARO
9:30 A.M. – 9:45 A.M APELL – Awareness and Preparedness for Emergency at Local Level - Ms. Helen Aromdee, Safety Technology Bureau, Thailand (WHO)
9:45 A.M. – 10:00 A.M Community Preparedness in Chemical Disasters: Lessons learnt and proposed models and strategies in Disaster risk reduction – Dr. Sunita Reddy, Assistant Professor, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi
10:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M. Open Discussion
Plenary Session II : Safety and Security of Chemical Products10:15 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.Chairperson : Mr. B S Negi, Member, Petroleum Natural Gas Regulatory Board, India
10:15 A.M. – 10:30 A.M Chemical Safety – Optimal Design Considerations - Prof. Dr. Bender, BASF, Germany
10:30 A.M. – 10:45 A.M. Safety, Security & Safe Corridor for Pipelines for LPG and Natural Gas - Mr. B C Tripathi, Director (Mkt.), GAIL, New Delhi
10:45 A.M. – 11:00 A.M Vapour Suppression in Storage tanks and pipelines through Encapsulation and Photo catalyst Applications – Mr. T. Raghavendra Rao, Director-Sustainable Technologies & Environmental Projects Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
11:00 P.M. – 11:15 A.M. Open Discussion
11:15 P.M. – 11:30 A.M. Tea/Coffee Break
Plenary Session III : Industrial Safety and Waste Management11:30 A.M. – 12:30 A.M.Chairperson : Shri S K Saxena, Director General, DGFASLI, Mumbai
Panel Discussion with Labour Commissioners and Chief Inspector of Factories from various States on “Industrial Process Safety Management”
Panel Discussion with the Chairmen / Member Secretaries of State Pollution Control Boards on “Isolated Storages and Hazardous Waste Management”
Plenary Session IV : Risk Assessment and Analysis of Hazardous Industries12:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.Chairperson: Dr. R K Khandal, Director, Shriram Institute of Industrial Research (SIIR)
12:30 P.M. – 12:45 P.M. Risk Assessment of Hazardous Industries - Dr. Rakesh Dubey, Director, DMI, Bhopal
12:45 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Emergency Management : Assessing Risks and Improving Emergency Preparedness especially in Existing Chemical Plants - Prof. Dr. Jochum, Director, European Process Safety
1:00 P.M. – 1:15 P.M. Review of Risk Assessment Models for Hazard mitigation - Sh. P.S. Dutt, Scientist & Head, Business Development Unit, NEERI, Nagpur
1:15 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. Open Discussion
1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. Lunch Break
Plenary Session V : Miscellaneous2:30 P.M. – 4:15 P.M.Chairperson : Prof. Dr. Bender, BASF, GermanyCo-Chair : Dr. Florian Bemmerlein-Lux
2:30 P.M. – 2:45 P.M. Disaster Management at Industrial Park Level : A.P. Industrial Estates - Mr. Raghu Babu, Senior Program Specialist, GTZ-ASEM, Delhi
2:45 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Incident Command System and Overview – Mr. Rajeev Ranjan Mishra, Principal Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh
3:00 P.M. – 3:15 P.M. Role of Private Sector in Disaster Risk Management – Mr. Rajeev Issar, United Nations Development Programme
3:15 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. Knowledge Management - Solution Exchange Experience – Mr. G. Padmanabhan, United Nations Development Programme
3:30 P.M. – 3:45 P.M. Business Continuity Planning & its Integration with Incident Command System – Mr. Jayaraj Puthanveedu, Asia-Pacific Manager, Global Business Continuity and Recovery Services
3:45 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Open Discussion
4:00 P.M. – 4:15 P.M. Tea/Coffee Break
4:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Reassembling Time for Valedictory Session
4:30 P.M. – 5:15 P.M. Valedictory Session : Chairperson : Lt. Gen. (Dr.) J.R. Bhardwaj, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, PHS, (Retd.), Hon’ble Member, NDMA Distinguished Panel : Representatives from Government, Industry, Public Sector.
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