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ABS Consulting Holds Risk Management Workshop

ABS Consulting is presenting a complimentary risk management workshop on February 24, 2011, at the Hilton Houston Westchase in Houston, Texas, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ABS Consulting will provide an overview of the regulatory environment in the Gulf of Mexico and the path to compliance during this two-hour intensive learning session.

During this workshop, attendees can expect to gain an understanding of:

This workshop will include lunch.

To register, contact Cynthia Middleton by phone at (281) 673-2742 or by e-mail at cmiddleton@absconsulting.com.

ABS Consulting Presents at 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety

Kenneth Hanchey and James Thompson of ABS Consulting will be presenting "The Challenge to Implement and Maintain an Effective PSM Program" on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at 11:15 a.m. during the AIChE Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety in Chicago, Illinois. This paper will address reducing failures in the prompt completion of action items and dealing with the challenge of keeping track of changing RAGAGEP (recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices).

For more information, visit http://www.aiche.org.

ABS Consulting Presents at 2011 NPRA Annual Meeting

J.S. (Steve) Arendt, Vice President, North America Process Industries, of ABS Consulting will be presenting "PSM Compliance is Not Enough!" on Monday, March 21, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. during the 2011 NPRA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. This paper will discuss how to use safety culture essential features to provide a means to implement real and lasting solutions to work processes for PSM compliance, and more importantly, for improved process safety performance.

For more information, visit http://www.npra.org.

German Agency Accepts ABS Group for Offshore Wind Farm Certification

ABS Consulting announces that its affiliate, ABS Group Ltd., has been accepted as a certification body for offshore wind turbines and farms by the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH).

The appointment allows ABS Group Ltd. to perform project certification according to the BSH Design of Offshore Wind Turbines standard. The Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, or Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, approves offshore wind farm development projects in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea.

The BSH design standard specifies requirements for offshore wind turbine construction and ensures that all installations and structural components are certified. This certification is required for installation and operation of offshore wind turbines in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

"Germany is one of the most important and fastest growing offshore wind markets in Europe so we are proud to be a member of the BSH expert group," said Jan Behrendt Ibsoe, Vice President, Renewable Energy for ABS Consulting. "We look forward to assisting clients in the planning and realization phases of their offshore projects by using our team's extensive offshore experience and knowledge."

The primary focus for ABS Consulting in the renewable energy sector is on the wind energy market, where the company will provide life cycle services for wind energy assets with a particular focus on consultancy services and condition monitoring as well as quality management for operational wind farms. Focus areas will include specific markets such as the US, China and South America as well as the global offshore wind energy market.


AIChE Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety

AIChE Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety
March 13-17, 2011
Chicago, IL
Booth #27


EWEA 2011

EWEA 2011
March 14-17, 2011
Brussels, Belgium
Booth #11640



Process Safety Management Compliance
March 21-23, 2011 - ABS Consulting - Knoxville, TN

Learn how to interpret the performance-based requirements of the OSHA process safety management (PSM) regulation and the prevention program portion of the EPA risk management program (RMP) rule and develop or improve your PSM program to be more cost-effective. Study specific guidelines for developing written programs, integrating PSM requirements into other corporate programs, and evaluating compliance throughout the life of the program. Take with Compliance Auditing and save!

Certified ISO 14001/OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor
April 11-15, 2011 - Country Inn and Suites - New Orleans, LA

Satisfy the training requirements for both ISO 14001 Lead Auditor and OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor certification in one week! Understand the benefits of documented environmental management and safety management systems. Gain knowledge of the requirements for both standards and the principles and methods of performing audits against them. This course is certified by RABQSA and is presented in partnership with Pillar Management Associates (the certified course provider).

Upcoming Courses: March 2011 - April 2011

*Take two or more courses during the same week to SAVE! Combination options are highlighted. View the course calendar for a complete list of courses.


Environmental Compliance Bootcamp
March 14-18 - New Orleans, LA
April 4-8 - Atlanta, GA

RC14001 Internal Audit
April 5-6 - Houston, TX

Certified ISO 14001/OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor**
April 11-15 - New Orleans, LA

Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor**
April 11-14 - New Orleans, LA

Regulatory Inspection Planning
April 12-13 - Houston, TX



Root Cause Analysis and Incident Investigation
March 7-9 - Knoxville, TN

Human Error Prevention
March 10-11 - Knoxville, TN

Process Safety Management Compliance
March 21-23 - Knoxville, TN

Compliance Auditing
March 24-25 - Knoxville, TN

Layer of Protection Analysis
March 29-30 - Knoxville, TN

Safety Integrity Level
March 31-April 1 - Knoxville, TN

Process Hazard Analysis Leader
April 11-15 - Knoxville, TN

Mechanical Integrity
April 12-13 - Houston, TX

Operating and Maintenance Procedures
April 14-15 - Houston, TX

Facility Siting Hazard Analysis Techniques
April 13-15 - San Antonio, TX

Hazard Identification
April 15 - Knoxville, TN



Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor**
April 12-15 - New Orleans, LA



ISO 9001 Internal Auditor
April 11-13 - Houston, TX



Ship Fabrication: Hull Construction**
March 1-2 - Houston, TX

Ship Fabrication: Hull Outfitting**
March 3 - Houston, TX

Developing WPS & PQR for ABS Approval**
March 4 - Houston, TX

Welding Inspections for Superintendents**
March 7-8 - Houston, TX

Transport of Dangerous Goods by Sea (IMDG Code)**
March 9-11 - Houston, TX

ISM Code, Lead Internal Auditor**
March 14-16 - Houston, TX

Fire and Life-Saving Aspects of Floating Offshore Installations**
March 17-18 - Houston, TX

Management of Change**
March 23 - Houston, TX

Internal Audit and Non-Conformity Report Writing**
March 24 - Houston, TX

Non-Conformance, Corrective and Preventive Action Handling**
March 25 - Houston, TX

Statutory Primer - SOLAS V Surveys**
March 29 - Houston, TX

Statutory Primer MARPOL Annex VI Surveys**
March 30 - Houston, TX

Main and Auxiliary Engine Inspections for Superintendent's**
March 31 - Houston, TX

Electrical, Electronics, Controls and Telecommunications Inspections for Superintendents**
April 1 - Houston, TX

Train the Trainer**
April 4-6 - Seattle, WA

Effective Implementation of an SMS: DPA Requirements**
April 4-5 - Houston, TX

Risk Assessment**
April 5-6 - Houston, TX

ISM Code Internal Auditor
April 6-8 - Houston, TX

Hull Structure and Rules Compliance**
April 6-7 - Houston, TX

Dynamic Positioning Sytems Installations**
April 6-7 - Houston, TX

Ice Class for Government Vessels**
April 6-7 - Alexandria, VA

Maritime Root Cause Analysis and Incident Investigation
April 7-8 - Houston, TX

Fundamentals of Structures for Self-Elevating MODU's**
April 11-13 - Houston, TX

ISPS Code Internal Auditor**
April 14-15 - Houston, TX

Crisis Management and Emergency Response**
April 19 - Houston, TX

We're sure you'll be satisfied with the content of our courses. If you're not, tell us why in a brief letter, and we will credit your investment toward another course.
**No training discounts apply.

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