DR. NIR KEREN - SAFETY ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE
STIR
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Contact Information

102 Industrial Education II
Iowa State Univeristy
Ames, IA 50010-3130
Phone: 515-295-2580
Fax: 515-294-1130
E-mail: nir@iastate.edu
Skype: keren_nir

Invited Seminars

  1. Near Miss Program, Safety & Risk Management Academy, Safety Training, Instructional, and Research Institute, Ames, IA, September 26, 2007.

  2.  Establishing a Safety Culture / Multi-cultural work force, Safety & Risk Management Academy, Safety Training, Instructional, and Research Institute, Ames, IA, September 26, 2007.

  3. Safety Culture, OSHA 30 hours training for the General industry, Safety Instructional and Research Institute, Ames, IA, May, 2007.

  4. Safety Culture, OSHA 30 hours training for the construction industry, Safety Instructional and Research Institute, Ames, IA, May, 2007.

  5. Flammable & Combustible Material, Safety Training Instruction and Research Center, Ames, IA, February 16, 2006.

  6. Near Miss Program, Safety & Risk Management Academy, Safety Training, Instructional, and Research Institute, Ames, IA, September 26, 2006.

  7.  Establishing a Safety Culture / Multi-cultural work force, Safety & Risk Management Academy, Safety Training, Instructional, and Research Institute, Ames, IA, September 26, 2006.

  8. Computer based training (with Charles V. Schwab), Safety & Risk Management Academy, Safety Training, Instructional, and Research Institute, Ames, IA, September 28, 2006.

  9. Trouble Shooting Session (with J. O. Wright, S. A. Freeman, C. V. Schwab),  Safety & Risk Management Academy, Safety Training, Instructional, and Research Institute, Ames, IA, September 28, 2006.

  10. Hazard and Operability Studies (with Mike Sawyer and William J. Rogers). Indian Oil Corporation LTD. New Delhi. India (2005)

  11. Process Safety Management (with Mike Sawyer, and William J. Rogers). Indian Oil Corporation LTD. New Delhi. India (2005)

  12. Safety Instrumented Systems. (with Mike Sawyer, and William J. Rogers). Indian Oil Corporation LTD. New Delhi. India (2005)

Invited Presentations

  1. N. Keren. 2007. Utilization of Incident Databases to Increase Risk Assessments’                Accuracy. Presented for the Institute of Intelligent Information and Communications Technology, Konan University, Kobe, Japan, 5 March.

  2. Freeman, S.A. and N. Keren. 2007. The effect of consequence severity on decision making processes. Presented for the Institute of Intelligent Information and Communications Technology, Konan University, Kobe, Japan, 5 March.

  3. N. Keren. 2007. Harnessing Data Mining to Explore Incident Databases. Presented for the Department of Industrial Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, 7 March.

  4. Freeman, S.A. and N. Keren. 2007. Does SH&E higher education lead to changes in cognitive patterns among graduates? Presented for the Department of Industrial Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, 7 March.

  5. N. Keren. 2007. Harnessing Data Mining to Explore Incident Databases. Presented for the Department of Industrial Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei,

  6. Freeman, S.A. and N. Keren. 2007. The impact of safety education on cognitive patterns among graduates. Presented for the Department of Industrial Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, 8 March.

  7. N. Keren. 2007. Harnessing Data Mining to Explore Incident Databases. 2007 Taiwan Association of Engineering Education and Management Meeting, National Changhua University, Changhua City, Taiwan, 9 March.

  8. Freeman, S.A. and N. Keren. 2007. The impact of safety education on cognitive patterns among graduates. 2007 Taiwan Association of Engineering Education and Management Meeting, National Changhua University, Changhua City, Taiwan, 9 March.

  9. Overview of Hazard Analysis in The Biological/Chemical Process Industries, 2006 Governor’s Safety Conference, October 2006, Des Moines, IA.

  10. Calibration of failure-based risk assessments to take into account the type of chemical processed in equipment. The Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Graduate Organization, Iowa State University. September 2005.

Presentations

  1. Nir Keren, Lorenzo Cena, Wen Lee. Effects of Highway Bypasses on Crashes in Iowa Communities, the 2007 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, IA. August 2007.

  2. Hidetoshi Nakayasu, Tetsuya Miyoshi, Nir Keren, and Patrick Patterson,  Measurement of Visual Attention and Useful Field of View during Driving Tasks in a Driving Simulator, the 2007 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, IA. August 2007.

  3. Y. Qiao, N. Keren, M. Sam Mannan, Optimum Route Selection for Hazardous Materials Transportation Incorporating Security and Cost-Effectiveness Considerations, Process Plant Safety Symposium, 2007 National American Institute of Chemical Engineers meeting. Houston, TX, April 2007. Accepted.

  4. N. Keren, H. H. West (presented by Sanjeev Saraf), The Challenges and Pitfalls of Management of Change Programs, to be presented in the Ninth Annual International Symposium of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, Reed Arena, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, October, 2006.

  5. N. Keren, Incident Databases in the Service of Loss Prevention, The 2006 NAIT Convention, Accepted to be presented in November, 2006, Cleveland, Ohio.

  6. K. Nelson, N. Keren, Safety Training Research in a Virtual Reality Setting, The 2006 NAIT Convention, Accepted to be presented in November, 2006, Cleveland, Ohio.

  7. T. Mills, N. Keren, S. A. Freeman, Safety Climate in Manufacturing Environments, The 2006 NAIT Convention, Accepted to be presented on November, 2006, Cleveland, Ohio.

  8. N. Keren, S. A. Freeman, C. V. Schwab, Does SH&E Education in High Education Institutes Lead to a Change in Cognitive Patterns among Graduates? , The American Society of Safety Engineers’ 45th Annual Conference, Accepted to be presented in June, 2006, Seattle, WA.

  9. Y. Qiao, N. Keren, W. J. Rogers, M. Sam Mannan. Quantitative Risk Analysis for Hazardous Material Transportation. Proceeding of the Process Plant Safety Symposium session of the spring 2005 National American Institute of Chemical Engineers meeting. Atlanta GA, April 2005.

  10. M. Sam Mannan, Harry H. West, Nir Keren, T. Mike O’Connor. Process Safety Issues for Small Business. Proceeding of the Hazard XVIII: Process Safety Sharing Best Practices symposium. Manchester, UK, November 2004.

  11. N. Keren, T. Michael O’Connor, M. Sam Mannan (Presented by Sam Mannan).  Use of Incident Data Collection from Various Sources for Industrial Safety Performance Assessments. Annual Symposium of Reporting of Incidents and Accidents (IRIA03). Williamsburg, Virginia. September 2003.

  12. N. Keren, W. J. Rogers, M.S. Mannan. Chemical Plant Safety Performance Measurements. The Fourth Annual International Symposium of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, Reed Arena, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, October, 2001.