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ABS Consulting Launches THESIS 6.0 Risk Management Software

ABS Consulting is pleased to announce the release of Thesis BowTie™ (THESIS) version 6.0 risk management software. The updated version offers a new graphic and print engine and new data handling functions including spreadsheet interfaces and enhanced reporting capabilities, along with many other new and improved features. The software is available in both standalone and web-based Enterprise versions.

THESIS was conceived 15 years ago as a simple yet powerful risk management system tool with a graphical display of the relationships between the various components that result from the Hazard and Effects Management Process (HEMP).

The bowtie process is fundamental to the effective control of hazards and risks identified in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) cases. Using THESIS, an organization can logically map out its approach to HSE Management by developing credible incident scenarios and relating them to their personnel and procedures.

THESIS may be used for:


THESIS is developed and managed by ABS Consulting. Although early adopters were primarily involved in oil and gas production, the method has expanded to other industries, including mining, aviation, emergency response, security, shipping, port facilities, defense, freight, finance and local government.

The bowtie concept behind THESIS has become an accepted standard for risk management professionals. With advances in software architecture, THESIS technology now offers best practices in support of their goals.

Learn more about THESIS.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Andrew Fenna
Software Client Manager
ABS Consulting
+44 0 1925 287360

ABS Consulting Hosts OSHA NEP for Chemical Facilities (CNEP) Webinar

ABS Consulting will be hosting a free webinar to review the Chemical NEP and the implications for your facilities on February 9, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The webinar topics will include:

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

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.


THESIS Training

Get an overview of THESIS software, principles and practices. These courses include reviews of risk management theory, the Hazards and Effects Management Process, and Layer of Protection Analysis.

Clean Air Compliance Institute
March 8-11, 2011 - Courtyard by Marriott - Orlando, FL

Get the comprehensive overview of the regulations, permitting programs, and compliance requirements of the Clean Air Act, including New Source Review reform rules, preconstruction permits, Title V permits, MACT standards, toxic air emissions, ambient and source monitoring, and other important information.

Risk Based Process Safety
February 17-18, 2011 - ABS Consulting - Knoxville, TN

Learn how to apply next-generation process safety from the people who wrote the book. If you are challenged by inadequate management system performance, resources pressures, or stagnant process safety results, this overview course will show you how to use the RBPS Guidelines to (1) design a new PSM system, (2) correct a deficient PSM system, and (3) improve PSM practices.

Upcoming Courses: February 2011 - March 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.


Combined Course: Certified ISO 9001 / OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor**
February 28-March 4 - Orlando, FL

Clean Air Compliance Institute
March 8-11 - Orlando, FL

Environmental Compliance Bootcamp
March 14-18, 2010 - New Orleans, LA



Revalidating Process Hazard Analyses
February 2-3 - Knoxville, TN

Risk Management Program Compliance
March 17 - Knoxville, TN

Resubmitting EPA RMPlans
March 18 - Knoxville, TN

Process Hazard Analysis Leader
February 14-18 - New Orleans, LA

Risk Based Process Safety
February 17-18 - Knoxville, TN

Advanced Root Cause Analysis
March 7-11 - Knoxville, TN

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

Human Error Prevention
March 10-11 - Knoxville, TN

Quantitative Analysis Techniques
March 14-18 - Knoxville, TN



Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor**
March 1-4 - Orlando, FL



Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor**
February 28-March 3 - Orlando, FL



ISO 9001, QMS – Lead Auditor**
February 28-March 3 - Orlando, FL

Vetting Inspections for Oil Tankers**
February 1-2 - Houston, TX

Harsh Environment: Operational & Technical Overview**
February 3-4 - Houston, TX

Practical Implementation of Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM)**
February 8-9 - Houston, TX

DryDocking & Repairs**
February 10-11 - Houston, TX

ISM Code Internal Auditor
February 15-17 - New Orleans, LA

MODU - In-service**
February 16-18 - Houston, TX

Ship Fabrication: Machinery Outfitting**
February 22-23 - Houston, TX

Ship Fabrication: Electrical and Automation Systems**
February 24-25 - Houston, TX

Shaft Alignment for Superintendents**
February 24-25 - 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

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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