EPIC's Chuck Simpson to Speak on Hydrogen Sulphide Safety at 2016 Sulphur World Symposium

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Senior Risk Control Consultant Chuck Simpson will present at the Sulphur World Symposium 2016 being held at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, Canada on April 11 to April 13. Simpson is a member of EPIC's National Energy Construction Practice based in Birmingham, Alabama. He will speak on "Hydrogen Sulphide - Training Personnel to Work Safely" on Tuesday, April 12 from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is one of the few chemicals that has limited warning properties at dangerous concentrations and can lead to immediate incapacitation. It is important to be aware of the hazards associated with H2S whenever working where hydrogen sulphide is present or presumed present. After engineering controls, a well-executed training program is the most effective way of protecting personnel against H2S exposure.

Drawing on personal experience of having been exposed to hydrogen sulphide poisoning, Simpson will discuss Z390 and other ANSI standards, as well as other critical components of effectively training personnel working in an environment where H2S may be present. Click here to see the full agenda:

About Chuck Simpson, Senior Risk Control Consultant, EPIC:
Simpson is a respected HSE professional with more than 30 years of experience assisting companies with the implementation of risk management systems in a variety of industries.

Prior to joining EPIC, Simpson served as president of Work Safe International, LLC where he worked on both on- and off-shore projects in the United States, Mexico, Canada, South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Simpson has experience in the sulfur operations, pipeline, fabrication, oil and gas drilling, vessel operations and food processing industries. He is a certified safety professional (CSP) and a widely recognized expert on Contractor Safety Management, OSHA Recordkeeping and Hydrogen Sulfide Safety. He has presented lectures at the ASSE Safety Professional Development Conference and Exposition, OSHA Oil and Gas Safety Conference, the International Conference on Offshore Safety, the Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group, and the Sulphur Institute's Sulphur World Symposium in the United Arab Emirates.

Simpson is an active participant in the American Society of Safety Engineers, Gulf Coast Safety Training Group and serves as Chairman for the ANSI Z390 Hydrogen Sulfide Training Committee.

He earned his bachelor's degree in international studies from the University of South Alabama.

About Sulphur World Symposium 2016:
The Sulphur Institute's Sulphur World Symposium 2016 is an annual event that attracts sulphur industry leaders for two days of expert speakers, networking events, and industry tours. More than 150 delegates, from over 30 countries are expected at this year's event. The delegates represent organizations from the entire sulphur value chain.

About EPIC:
EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC now has more than 850 team members operating from offices across the U.S., providing Property Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 13,000 clients.

With more than $200 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by the Carlyle Group, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

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