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One Day Course on Chemical Risk Reduction - Rescheduled from 05 June 2018
Venue: Wisma IEM
Date & Time: 18 Jul 2018 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) Closed
CPD/PDP: 6.5
Closing Date Before: 15-Jul-2018 (Subject to change based on availability of seat)

Technical introduction suitable for senior management right through to operators. This will includes; EHS Managers or Officers, Chemical Engineers, Control Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Electrical and Instrument Tradesman, Mechanical Engineers, Instrumentation Engineers, Process Engineers, Emergency Responders, Disaster Managements, and any Engineers or Tradesman working in potentially explosive areas.

Various types of chemical are used in the industries. Fuels and many common products like solvents, alcohols, thinners, adhesives, paints and oils may be flammable or combustible liquids. Fine metal or organic materials in small particles in the form of powder or dust presents explosion hazards which are often overlooked. Chemical related fires and explosions are common in the industry. Everyone who works with these must be aware of their hazards and how to safely work with them. Engineering controls are put in place to ensure these can be as safe as possible. Having the right personnel protective equipment will limit exposures. Even if employees take all the necessary precautions to protect themselves from hazardous material spills, they still need to be ready to handle emergencies safely. In emergencies like chemical fires and spills, acting fast is a difference between a small incident and a major catastrophe.

Module 1 - Flammable Liquids and Dust Powders
Synopsis: This module introduces the dangers of flammable liquids and dust in forms of powders. Understanding the properties of flammable gases, vapours, mists and dusts. The terms that identify flammable liquids, such as 'flash-point' will be introduced and discussed. The three components of the fire triangle for flammable liquid fires and pentagon for dust explosion would be presented. The main sources of ignition should be discussed. The module will include hazard awareness, recognition and evaluation.

Module 2 – Chemical Spill Response
Synopsis: Understand the chemical risk itself is the first step in safe chemical handling. Various chemicals of different characteristics are usually kept in the same area and may have variety of other work activities too. Step by step planning for the worst-case scenario to happen could train the flexibility and resiliency of workers in handling chemical accidents.

Module 3 - Requirements for Equipment in Hazardous Locations or Explosive Atmospheres
Synopsis: This module will provide appreciation of the requirements of explosion protection applied to hazardous areas or explosive atmospheres. It defines the terminology, hazardous area terminology, the zoning or classification of apparatus, equipment grouping and temperature rating, the electrical equipment protection (Ex d, e, i, p, and n), others types (Ex m, o, q and s) and non-electrical equipment protection. It will give an understanding of the necessary organizational and technical measures taken to ensure safety. It will touch on marking, identification, component and equipment certificates and systems certification. This will touch on IEC, ATEX, NFPA 70 and NEC 500/505.      

Module 4 – Personal Protective Equipment selection for Chemical Disaster
Synopsis: Though personal protective equipment is the last resort in control hierarchy, it is very crucial when dealing with chemical disasters. Proper selection base on condition encountered and knowing its limitation could save life of the rescuers as well as the victims.

Ir. Loo Chee Kin is an active member in the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM). He is one of the founding members of IEM Disaster Risk Reduction Advisory Board (DDRAB) and is currently the Chairman of DDRAB. He is also the current Chairman of the IEM Mechanical Engineering Technical Division (METD), committee in the Fire Advisory Board (FAB) as well as serving in various Sub-Committees and Boards. Ir. Loo represents IEM and servers in various committees with the Department Standards Malaysia (DSM) and Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM). He was in the 2015-2017 committee on Management Committee on International Electrotechnical Commission System for National Certification (MyENC) to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres (IECEx) (ExMC). He was a committee on the SIRIM Working Group on the MS2678 Flammable Refrigerant System. He is a Senior Consultant with Global Risk Consultants (GRC) and before that he was a Senior Engineering Specialist with FM Global. He has more than 20 years engineering experience, from design to field work, as well as natural hazard assessments. He graduated from UMIST, Manchester, UK with a B.Eng in Electromechanical Systems Engineering and prior to that a Diploma in Electromechanical Systems Engineering from Kota Bharu Polytechnic in Kota Bharu, Malaysia. He is a P.Eng in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and a Member of IEM. He is a Member of IMechE and IEE, and registered C.Eng.

Ir. Kim Kek Seong is a Technical Manager of Enovate PLT dealing with various innovative engineering products. He has more than 17 years of hands-on experience in various mechanical and chemical process engineering improvements as well as personal safety and industrial hygiene management. He graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM, with a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering. He is a P.Eng’ in Chemical Engineering, Fellow Member of IEM, and Honorary Member of AFEO. He currently is an active committee member in the IEM, the current Secretary of Membership Application Board (MAB), Secretary of Disaster Risk Reduction Advisory Board (DRRAB), Member of Training Board (TB) as well as various Sub-Committees and Boards.

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SENIOR MEMBER 300.00 200.00
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HONORARY MEMBER 300.00 200.00
COMPANION 300.00 200.00
GRADUATE 300.00 200.00
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