Walk the Line with Confidence!

The fourth annual Walk the Line workshop will provide attendees with a variety of learning and networking opportunities. The general session and breakout sessions will highlight aspects of the following themes:

  • Operational Discipline
  • Employee engagement/culture
  • Ownership and Sustainability
  • Implementing WTL with a team approach
  • Measuring Success
  • Operational Readiness
  • Valve Left Open
  • Overfill and Loading/Unloading
  • LOTO/Energy Isolation

The goal is for all companies attending to leave with a written Walk the Line plan to bring back to their sites. With this in mind, the format of this year's workshop will be a mixture of small group breakouts and general session presentations. The workshop will kick off with presentations from five operating companies who will discuss their Walk the Line Journey. This year attendees will have the opportunity to participate in all four breakout sessions. 

We will also have a technology showcase. This will provide hands-on opportunities for attendees to interact with products that help achieve WTL staples of Operational Discipline, Operating Procedures, Training, etc. Please contact Alyse Keller (akeller@afpm.org), if you would like more information about becoming a sponsor.

Workshop Goals:

  • Tangible takeaways for attendees: training materials, presentations, meeting notes, benchmarking surveys
  • Include resources and time during workshop for companies/sites to develop action plans to bring back to their site

General Session Speakers:

  • Keynote: “Operational Discipline Does Not Mean Following Procedures” Steve Cutchen, U.S. Chemical Safety Board
  • Industry Team Presentations from: Solvay, Ashland, Shell Chemical, and Ascend Performance Materials

Breakout Session Descriptions:

Lessons Learned Training Exercise

  • Work through WTL related events to identify key causal factors and what tool may have prevented a similar event.
  • Attendees will be able to take the exercises back to their site in addition to discussing what Walk the Line tools could have prevented each event.

Walk the Line Challenge Exercise

  • Discuss ways to address real-life Walk the Line scenarios and challenges focused on pre-identified themes.
  • Challenge questions addressed and summary notes packet from all rooms will be sent to attendees following the meeting.

Benchmarking Exercise

  • Attendees will utilize polling technology to benchmark responses with other attendees followed by a discussion on specific site practices.
  • These takeaways include benchmarking results and discussion insights from all the major themes.

Walk the Line Open Discussion

  • Discuss with your peers what you’ve learned throughout the workshop and prepare to work on your action plan with your company teams. Time will be available for open facilitated discussion.
  • Take back to your team an actionable plan and shareable lessons.

Come join the 250 other attendees from Operating companies from across the country at this year’s workshop.  Please email Alyse Keller, akeller@afpm.org, with any questions or for more information.

Resources available on the AFPM Safety Portal (safetyportal.afpm.org)

  • Toolbox talks
  • Newsletters
  • Practices Sharing Documents
  • Presentations

Registration closes Friday, July 19th.

Tuesday July 30, 2019

7:00 am
8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

1Hrs
7:00 am
4:30 pm

Registration

9.5Hrs
8:00 am
12:00 pm

General Session


Operational Discipline Does Not Mean Following Procedures
Steve Cutchen, U.S. Chemical Safety Board

Industry Team Presentations from:
Solvay
Ashland
Shell Chemical
Ascend Performance Materials
4Hrs
10:00 am
10:30 am

Coffee Break & Technology Showcase

30Min
12:00 pm
1:00 pm

Networking Lunch & Technology Showcase

1Hrs
1:00 pm
4:30 pm

Breakout Sessions


1.5 hours each
Lessons Learned Training Exercise (1:00pm - 2:30pm)
Walk the Line Challenge Exercise (3:00pm - 4:30pm)
3.5Hrs
2:30 pm
3:00 pm

Coffee Break & Technology Showcase

30Min
4:30 pm
5:30 pm

Networking Reception & Technology Showcase

1Hrs

Wednesday July 31, 2019

7:00 am
8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

1Hrs
7:00 am
11:00 am

Registration

4Hrs
8:00 am
8:30 am

General Session

30Min
8:30 am
11:30 am

Breakout Sessions


1.5 hours each
Practice Sharing Benchmarking Exercise (8:30am - 10:00am)
Walk the Line Open Discussion (10:30am - 12:00pm)
3Hrs
10:00 am
10:30 am

Coffee Break

30Min
12:00 pm
1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1Hrs
1:00 pm
2:00 pm

General Session

1Hrs
Name Price Available To
Member Registration $300.00
Non-Member Registration $450.00

The official AFPM room block at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott is currently full. We recommend booking a room at one of the following nearby properties. AFPM does not hold a block at these properties, so the rate of a room will be the posted rate. 

The Westin at The Woodlands 
2 Waterway Square 
The Woodlands, TX 77380 
(281) 419-4300 
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/iahwi-the-westin-at-the-woodlands/ 
0.3 mi – distance from The Woodlands Waterway Marriott 

Hyatt Centric at The Woodlands 
9595 Six Pines Drive, Suite 1100 
The Woodlands, TX 77380 
(281) 203-5005 
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/texas/hyatt-centric-the-woodlands/ 
0.4 mi – distance from The Woodlands Waterway Marriott 

Residence Inn by Marriott Houston The Woodlands/Market Street 
9333 Six Pines Drive 
The Woodlands, TX 77380 
(281) 419-1542 
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hould-residence-inn-houston-the-woodlands-market-street 
0.5 mi – distance from The Woodlands Waterway Marriott

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REGISTRATION POLICY: Those who are present at the site of an AFPM meeting and/or occupy a hotel room in the AFPM room block to conduct business with industry personnel gathered for that meeting are expected to register for that meeting and pay the registration fee, whether or not they attend a specific function.

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CANCELLATION POLICY
Registration cancellations must be submitted in writing and faxed to 202.835.0467 or emailed to meetings@afpm.org. Substitute conference registrations may be made in advance or on arrival with no penalty. Substitutions can be made online by the individual who entered the registration or can be submitted in writing to meetings@afpm.org.

Cancellations may be made by June 28, 2019 with no penalty. Cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between June 29 and July 19, 2019 will receive a refund of fees, less a $50 processing fee. No refunds after July 20, 2019. No telephone cancellations.

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