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James (Jim) R. Thompson

ABS Consulting

Jim Thompson is a Senior Risk/Reliability Engineer with ABS Consulting. Mr. Thompson has over 30 years of industrial experience in operations and process safety management with DuPont and INVISTA. Before joining ABS Consulting as a Senior Process Safety Consultant, he was a PSM coordinator at INVISTA's Victoria, Texas plant.  He has worked on developing and implementing PSM programs for over 15 years and was a practice leader for DuPont, where he was prominent in PSM activities at the corporate level, served as the leader of the corporate PSM operating procedures/training team, and as a member of the corporate PSM strategy team, the corporate PSM leadership team, the process technology team, the PHA team, the facility siting team, and the PSM auditing team. He also participated in numerous PSM audits at a variety of facilities. His work areas at ABS Consulting include: assisting clients in all aspects of PSM/RMP development, PSM management system implementation, auditing, conducting PHAs and assessing company safety culture.

He is active in the AIChE Process Plant Safety Symposium (and chaired the 2006 PPSS), the Texas Chemical Council EHS Seminar and the Mary Kay O'Conner Process Safety Center. He was recognized as the Texas Chemical Council Safety Professional of the Year for 2001, and has published a number of papers and presentations related to PSM, as well on ammonia and butadiene safety. Mr. Thompson holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

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