Process Safety Management 101

Date: February 24, 2022 12:00 pm (ET)


  • Adrian Pierorazio
    Jensen Hughes
  • Jyoti Patel

In this seminar, our speakers will provide you with an overview and introduction to process safety management, including what is it and why do we need it, PSM principles and elements, and the history and practice of PSM in Canada. 


Adrian Pierorazio

Adrian Pierorazio, P.Eng., CFEI, FEC, PPSE, MCIC
Senior Director, Canada East, Jensen Hughes

Adrian is the Operations Leader for the Canada East region of Jensen Hughes. Adrian has over 25 years of years of experience with process safety management (PSM) and he has been involved in its many aspects. Starting as a researcher and consequence analyst, Adrian worked on experimental and theoretical research and methodology development for BLEVEs (boiling liquid expanding vapour explosions), bursting pressure vessels, and vapour cloud explosions. Adrian has been widely published, including being one of the lead authors for the Center for Chemical process Safety (CCPS) handbook on explosion modelling, and the ASM Guidebook on Failure Analysis and Prevention. He has continued to publish in peer-reviewed journals, conference papers and books as well as journal articles.  

As an incident investigator, Adrian has led major industrial incidents investigations on four continents for a variety of clients – from owners, operators and third parties; to insurers and government. In this role, he has worked on some of the most high-profile industrial incidents in recent decades, including landmark incidents such as Sunrise Propane and Lac Megantic in Canada; and with BP Texas City and Deepwater Horizon.     

Adrian is committed to giving back to the profession and to this end, dedicates a proportion of his time to volunteering with organizations like Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the PSM Division of the CSChE, CSA, UL, and IEC/ISO, often in positions of leadership. In addition, he devotes time to developing the next generation of engineers and PSM leaders through active mentorship of young professionals, and by teaching graduate courses in PSM, risk assessment, and failures under blast loading at the University of Toronto in Chemical and Civil Engineering. 


Jyoti Patel

Jyoti Patel, MCIC
Executive and Principal Risk Consultant, RRMS 

Jyoti leads a management consulting business by working with North American and European leaders to manage operational and strategic risks, improve governance models and achieve operational excellence. 

With extensive involvement in streamlining process safety programs within the energy, utilities, mining and construction industries. Jyoti has a proven ability to drive risk-based decision making at stakeholder levels to improve safety performance across an organization. 

Particular focus includes building an integrated risk management framework (operational, strategic & enterprise) with tailored metrics that are specifically targeted to address critical risks and develop a common vision to demonstrate risk governance. 

Detailed knowledge of completing analytics for process safety programs such as Process Hazards Analysis, Management of Change, Integrity Audit, Contractor Management and Legal Requirements. 

Jyoti currently holds a position as an Executive and Principal Risk Consultant, RRMS and is a Board Member, Chemical Society of Engineers (CSChE) under the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC). She is also a member of the CSChE Process Safety Management Division (PSMD) and served as Chair (2018-2020).