Marcello Oliverio (ChemE 8T2, MASc 8T6) is the recipient of the 2019 Process Safety Management (PSM) Award, which recognizes his outstanding contributions to the PSM field within Canada. He received the award at the 69th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, which took place in Halifax between October 20-23.
Oliverio is a process safety technical specialist with Enbridge Gas Distribution and is leading the implementation of PSM within the organization. He is recognized nationally as a subject matter expert on risk assessment, risk management and process safety management. He began performing PHAs and QRAs in his first position, and the work expanded to include HAZOPs and HAZIDs and dispersion modelling. He worked with Ontario Power Generation (Ontario Hydro) on issues such as management of nuclear safety systems, radiological dose assessment, and human reliability modelling. He became a manager of process risk assessment with AMEC-NSS, working on projects in the nuclear, chemical, petrochemical, transportation and mining sectors. He became the Chief Engineer with Superior Propane and guided them through the change in regulations following the Sunrise Propane incident.
Oliverio has been actively involved with the CSChE Process Safety Management Division for many years, chairing the division from 2013-2015.