Process Safety Management Leader Sisi Cooper Joins Coffman Engineers

Sisi Cooper Process Safety Management Leader
Sisi Cooper, Senior Process Safety Consultant

Coffman welcomes Sisi Cooper to the company as a Senior Process Safety Consultant. Sisi’s role is to develop and expand the new Process Safety Management (PSM) service offering in Alaska and across the company.

PSM Compliments Process & Mechanical Engineering Services

As a part of the Anchorage office’s process engineering department, Sisi will develop and lead PSM efforts to support clients in Alaska with their process safety and regulatory compliance needs and requirements. She will also explore expanding these services across Coffman’s offices to industrial clients. PSM is complimentary to Coffman’s process and mechanical engineering services.

“Coffman is excited to welcome Sisi and announce the addition of process safety management to our line of services for our oil and gas, petrochemical, refining, and industrial markets,” said Jeff Gries, PE, Senior Vice President of Oil and Gas Services.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Mandates

OSHA mandates PSM to help verify safe and healthy workplaces. OSHA’s PSM standard helps companies prevent highly hazardous chemicals from being mishandled or released. The PSM standard comprises organizational and operational procedures, design guidance, audit programs, and many other methods. Developing and adopting a PSM program establishes a comprehensive management program that integrates technologies, procedures, and management practices. PSM programs help organizations comply with PSM regulations and, most importantly, keep employees and environments safe.

“Sisi is experienced in this field and has a long-standing career in Alaska and beyond providing PSM services. We are lucky to have her join our team!” said mechanical-industrial principal Trevor Buron, PE.

Background in Process & Technical Safety

With a background in industrial engineering and process and technical safety, Sisi brings 15 years of experience in PSM. In previous positions, she worked for firms specializing in process control and process safety consulting, engineering, and integration services and has overseen PSM teams. Much of her focus has been on process safety and risk management for upstream and midstream oil and gas projects in Alaska and providing PSM services for other clients using highly hazardous chemicals in their processes. Her experience includes a broad range of clients throughout Alaska, the Lower 48 states, Canada, Japan, China, and Trinidad and Tobago.