Steve Arendt, vice president of the Global Oil, Gas, and Chemical division at ABS Group, was awarded the Norton H. Walton/Russell L. Miller Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) at the organization’s 2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety in New Orleans. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in and contributions to chemical engineering in the fields of loss prevention, safety, and health.
Arendt has more than 4 decades of leadership in process safety management (PSM), risk management, and incident investigations for both the onshore and offshore market sectors. He worked with industry, labor, government, and stakeholder groups in the development of Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA] and Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Arendt has served in various capacities on AIChE, Center for Chemical Process Safety, American Petroleum Institute, and Center for Offshore Safety committees, and led the technical reviews for the BP Baker Panel evaluation of PSM effectiveness, process safety culture, and corporate oversight of BP's US refineries. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Tennessee and holds a master's degree in engineering from the University of Tennessee.
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