The Process Safety Management Award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in Canada to process safety and loss management (PSLM).

View the Terms of Reference and list of Past Winners

The 2021 winner of the Process Safety Management Award is:

Adrian Pierorazio


Adrian Pierorazio, B.Sc.e, M.Sc.(Eng.), P.Eng., CFEI, FEC, PPSE, MCIC  
Senior Director, Canada East; Jensen Hughes

Process safety management (PSM) has been a key focus of Adrian’s professional activities for over 25 years and he has been involved in its many aspects. He has worked on research and methodology development for predicting vapour cloud explosions, BLEVEs, and relief valves. Adrian has been widely published, including being one of the lead authors for the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Handbook on explosion modelling, the ASM Metals Handbook, and many others. Adrian has participated in standards development with CSA, UL, and IEC/ISO while being a champion of PSM, CSChE, and Canadian industry in all his work.

As an investigator, Adrian has led major incident investigations on four continents, including high-profile incidents such as Sunrise Propane, Lac Megantic, BP Texas City, and Skikda, Algeria.

Adrian gives back to the profession through volunteering. He has served on the executive of the PSM Division of the CSChE for 15 years, (including serving as Treasurer, Vice-Chair, and Chair) and on various committees of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). In addition, he devotes time to developing the next generation of engineers and leaders through active mentorship, and by teaching one of the country’s few graduate courses in PSM at the University of Toronto.

Past Winners


Srikanth Mangalam, MCIC

Public Risk Management (PRISM) Institute
Society: CSChE

Marcello Oliverio

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
Society: CSChE

Michael Reid McPhail

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL)
Society: CSChE

Paul Amyotte, FCIC

Dalhousie University
Society: CSChE

Richard Piette

Suncor Energy Inc.
Society: CSChE

David Guss

Society: CSChE

Faisal Khan

Memorial University of Newfoundland
Society: CSChE

Graeme Norval, FCIC

University of Toronto
Society: CSChE