ASSP Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting
- November 1, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Topic H&S Challenges in the Renewable Industry (Wind and Solar)
From working at 300 feet above ground level to being surrounded by high voltage, the Wind and Solar industry generates its own unique Health and Safety challenges. Even though the challenges might be unique to this industry the consequences of accidents or the lack of a proactive safety culture leads to the same outcomes witnessed across any industry. The focus of this talk is to think beyond the constant changing of rules and procedures every time an accident occurs by combining operational excellence, a strong leadership model and being data driven to create long term value for all internal and external stakeholders.
Speaker Prashant Krishnan, PE
With over 10 years of experience in Health, Safety and Environment, Prashant Krishnan, P.E. is the Associate Director Health and Safety for EDP Renewables, North America. He oversees the Health and Safety (H&S) Program for the North America platform, consisting of operating sites in the US, Canada and Mexico producing over 6 Gigawatts of energy, along with constructing 500-1000 Megawatts annually. Prashant received a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Nagpur University in India and his Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2007. He spent the formative years of his career as an environmental engineer managing and supporting clients in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical and Energy industries. His experience spanned across designing water and wastewater treatment systems, modeling environmental and hydrologic studies and providing engineering solutions for complex environmental remediation systems. In 2015, Prashant moved to EDP Renewables to manage and improve the environmental operations at the operating assets and started assisting with Health and Safety Management system. Bringing his Health and Safety experience from a myriad of industries he jumped into his current role and in this role, he is supporting efforts to improve performance results consistently over the long-term, by emphasizing effective leadership behaviors as a key way to influence and inspire people to conduct safe and high-quality operations.
- 11:00am – Networking
- 11:30am – Introductions
- 11:50am – Chapter Updates
- 12:00pm – Panel Discussion
This meeting is part of three (3) part series to earn 0.3 CEUs for attending all three meetings. All three meetings must be attended to receive 0.3 CEUs.
- October 11, 2018 – Panel Discussion (Current H/S Challenges and Trends)
- November 1, 2018 – H&S Challenges in Renewable Energy by Prashant Krishnan, PE
- January 10, 2019 – Drugs in the Workplace by Margaret Gilbert