Conference Press Release: «Incorporation of SEVESO III regulations in Greek Legislation – the new G.M.P. 172058/16»

On 16th March 2016, Ergonomia held with great success in NJV Athens Plaza hotel, a business conference with topic:

«Incorporation of SEVESO III regulations in Greek Legislation – the new G.M.P. 172058/16».

The wide participation of many executives from renowned Greek companies coming from all over Greece and multinational groups, demonstrates the strong interest and the great importance which has been attributed to the implementation of the new Governmental Ministerial Provision (G.M.P.)

Welcoming the guests, Mr. Ilias Banoutsos, President and CEO of Ergonomia, stressed that while often a new law is regarded as an obstacle that must be encountered, the implementation of the new G.M.P. may constitute an opportunity to improve risk management processes in facilities, particularly if the modern software and methodologies that exist nowadays are both exploited.

The keynote speaker, Mr. George Mouzakis, chemical engineer national representative in the EU for SEVESO and senior officer of the Ministry of Environment and Energy, explained the changes imposed by the new legislation as well as the new obligations of competent operators and the points on which they must focus. Also reported on action required until June 1st 2016, deadline for the submission of updated studies by the industrial facilities.

In turn, Mr. Vasileios Peppas, chemical engineer and Industrial Safety Director of Ergonomia, explained how effective risk identification can serve as a powerful tool for each installation, mainly through the HAZOP study and Bow-Tie diagrams.

In the last part of the conference, Ms. Elsa Georgiza, chemical engineer and Project manager in the field of explosion protection in Ergonomia, analyzed the new accident scenarios arising henceforth as legislative requirement and presented the way in which the quantitative risk assessment can constitute a visualization tool of the actual level safety of the installation, as well as an evaluation tool for new investments.

The conference ended with participants’ queries to the speakers and a very interesting discussion.

Ergonomia, in the frame of continuous effort to provide useful information regarding the developments in the Industrial Safety sector, poses the following speeches:

Ομιλία κ. Ηλία Μπανούτσου, Πρόεδρος και Διευθύνων Σύμβουλος της Ergonomia
Παρουσίαση κ. Γεώργιου Μουζάκη, Χημικός Μηχανικός στέλεχος του Υπουργείου Περιβάλλοντος και Ενέργειας & Εθνικός εκπρόσωπος στην ΕΕ για την Seveso
Παρουσίαση κ. Βασίλη Πέππα, Χημικός Μηχανικός και Διευθυντής Βιομηχανικής Ασφάλειας της Ergonomia
Παρουσίαση κας Έλσας Γέωργιζα, Χημικός Μηχανικός και Project Manager της Ergonomia

– Welcome by Mr. Ilias Banoutsos, President and CEO of Ergonomia  
– Topic Presentation of Mr. George Mouzakis, chemical engineer national representative in the EU for SEVESO and senior officer at the Ministry of Environment and Energy.  
– Topic Presentation of Mr. Vasileios Peppas, chemical engineer and Industrial Safety Director of Ergonomia.  
– Topic Presentation of Ms. Elsa Georgiza, chemical engineer and Project manager in the field of explosion protection in Ergonomia.  
– White Paper, Lessons Learnt from Major Industrial Accidents