Mr Karthikeyan is a chemical engineer from Madras University, India and certified in risk analysis and risk management. He has over 30 years of experience in the chemical industry in the fields of operations, process safety and risk management.
Prior to becoming a PSM and EHS consultant, he worked in the chemical industry in India and Saudi Arabia. He is an expert in process hazard analysis techniques, human factors, process incident investigation and emergency planning and response.
His extensive practical experience includes the implementation and auditing of Process Safety Management System as per OSHA CFR 1910.119 and EPA’s 40 CFR 68 risk management program, Environmental Management System as per ISO 14001, and Occupational Health and Safety Management system as per OHSAS 18001, in many organizations, in India and Overseas.
He is a lead auditor for ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 management systems. He is also an emergency responder for chemical plants and has undergone extensive emergency response and rescue training abroad. He has investigated numerous chemical plant incidents is an expert on human factors and abnormal situation management.
He has worked at senior management level with leading industrial groups like Madras Fertilisers Limited, Murugappa group, (as Dy. General Manager for Process Safety Management) and internationally with National Methanol Co., Saudi Arabia (a SABIC company).
He has conducted over 300 training sessions and 250 audits on PSM for major Fertiliser, Oil & Gas and Petrochemical Companies. He has published many papers in leading magazines on PSM and presented many papers on PSM in national and international seminars. He is the author of the book “Practical Process Safety Management”.