LAC-MÉGANTIC ACCIDENT: What we learned in 10 years

Date: September 14, 2023 12:00 pm (ET)


  • Jean-Paul Lacoursière
    University of Sherbrooke
  • Guy Brouillard
    Rio Tinto

Jean-Paul Lacoursière, PEng

Bio: Jean-Paul Lacoursière is Associate Professor at University of Sherbrooke. He has 30 + years of experience in process safety. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique, University of Montreal in 1966. He worked for Union Carbide from 1966 to 1991 as production engineer, engineering specialist, and SHE specialist. He is member of various CSA Standards technical committees including CAN/CSA Z767 Process Safety Management. He is licensed to practice engineering in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.

He worked with the team of Major Accident Council of Canada (MIACC) that developed tools for the management of risks associated with the handling of dangerous substances including land use planning. He was associated with the development of Environment Canada Environmental Emergency Regulation and updates to the regulation. He is a proud recipient of “The Process Safety Management Award” from the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering in the year 2003.

Guy Brouillard, PEng

Bio: Guy Brouillard is the Principal Advisor Process Safety at Rio Tinto, Minerals. He has a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of Ottawa in 1988. He has 25+ years of experience in process safety. His previous workplaces were Dupont and GCM Consultants. His expertise include establishing and auditing Process Safety Management programs, hazard analysis, consequence analysis, PSM training, upper management coaching,  management of change, and facility siting.

He is the past chair of PSM Division of Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering for the years 2021 and 2022. He is a Professional Engineer registered to practice engineering in Quebec.


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