Katherine Anderson, CCPSC

Senior Principal Consultant

Ms. Anderson is a CCPS Certified Process Safety Professional (CCPSC) with more than 45 years of broad-based chemical industry experience, and over 15 years of experience in process safety and health, safety and environment (HSE) management. Her extensive background includes plant operations, process safety and loss prevention, project management, continuous improvement, quality management, and environmental regulations.

Ms. Anderson has facilitated numerous process hazard analyses (PHAs), including greenfield plants domestic and foreign, using various hazard identification techniques, including hazard and operability (HAZOP), layers of protection analysis (LOPA), What-if and Checklist technique.

Project Sampling

Revised corporate PHA procedures to include LOPA for high risk scenarios and probability of ignition in the initiating event frequency to better rank hazard analysis scenarios.

Lead teams that developed corporate process safety policies/procedures including Management of Change (MOC) Policy, and Reactive Chemical Policy which gives guidance on screening reactive chemicals issues and inclusion in hazard reviews.

Acted as a process safety SME for sites in the United States (US), Europe, and Asia and provided guidance in identifying and communicating risk throughout the organization.

Led Mechanical Integrity Team, which initiated implementation of Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) and Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) programs.

Member of a due diligence team for an acquisition in China, which included process safety evaluation and cost estimates for integration.

AIChE Publication

Nothing Lasts Forever: Items Missing From Your Preventative Maintenance System
This paper published in Process Safety Progress aims at providing guidance for identification of critical items, their required inspection frequencies, documentation required, and deficiency resolutions for inclusion in an Asset Integrity system. This guidance is based upon experience, Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices, learning from incidents and best practices.


CCPS Process Certified Safety Professional (CCPSC)

Exida Functional Safety Practitioner (FSP)

Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information Certificate

New York University, New York
B.E. Chemical Engineering