Workshop on

Functional Safety Practical Implementation & Best Practices

(IEC 61508/61511 Standards)

Venue: CSA Offices - 5060 Spectrum Way, Mississauga ON L4W 5N6

Date: 7-8 May, 2015

Time: 8:30am ~ 4pm

Online Registration:



Hossam A.Gabbar, PhD, P.Eng, RAMSP Fellow, SMIEEE, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science and Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, UOIT


David Fournier, M.A.Sc., P.Eng, CFSE


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Peter Voldner, M.A.Sc., P. Eng.

Technical Advisor - Functional Safety and Software

Service Quality, CSA Group




LP Crew Chief

Laurence Polley, B.Sc., M.B.A., P.Eng., CHSC

C&R Engineered Solutions Inc.



-         Introduction to Process Safety

-         Foundations of Process Safety Management

-         Overview of IEC 61508/61511 Standards

-         Functional Safety and CSA Standards

-         Hazard Identification

-         Risk Assessment

-         Safety Functions

-         Safety Instrumented Functions

-         Safety Requirements Specifications, SIF/SIS SRS, Device SRS

-         Safety System Design

-         Issues with some certificates and using certified devices vs PiU

-         Safety Verification

-         Applications on Case Studies


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Invitation - Why to Attend:

We are pleased to invite you to attend the planned workshop which will address potential process safety management practices. This will allow you to better prevent, mitigate and manage unforeseen accidents and losses in your production facilities. The workshop will enable your professional engineers and operation teams to understand potential hazards, identify safety functions and safety instrumented functions (SIF) and link to accident scenarios, learn advanced techniques and practices for safety design, as well as how to implement them. Participants will join discussions on the applications of process and functional safety and their relation to process control and plant operations.


The workshop will provide technical and practice experience on international standards such as IEC 61508/61511 and the implications of adopting that standard in comparison to other current regulations of functional safety and process safety management systems.

Fruitful discussions will enable attendees to benefit from the workshop with best practices for implementation in their production facilities.