Background of founder

Mr. Karthikeyan is a Chemical Engineer from Madras University, with over 38 years experience in the Chemical Industry in Operations, Technical Services, Process Safety, OHS and Environment Management.  He has worked in India and abroad. He founded Prism Consultants in 2001. His extensive practical experience includes the implementation and auditing of Risk based Process Safety Management System as per OSHA CFR 1910.119, EPA’s 40 CFR 68 Risk Management Program and current best practices. He has provided process safety consultancy and training services for over 100 organizations in India, Germany, South Africa, Greece, Malaysia, Abu Dhabi and Jordan.
 He is an emergency responder for chemical plants and has undergone extensive emergency response and rescue training abroad. He has investigated numerous catastrophic chemical process plant incidents using ECFA, M-T-O analysis and Barrier Analysis techniques. He is an expert on human factors and abnormal situation management.
 He has worked at senior management level with leading organisations like Madras Fertilisers Limited, Murugappa Group, (as Dy. General Manager for Process Safety Management) and internationally with National Methanol Co., Saudi Arabia (a SABIC and Celanese joint venture).
He has carried out over 350 audits of Process Safety in both continuous  and batch processes, conducted many HAZOP studies and conducted over 400 training sessions on management systems for Process Safety.
 He has published many papers in leading magazines on Process Safety and presented many papers on Process Safety Management in national and international seminars. He blogs regularly on process safety topics at
 He is also the author of the book “Practical Process Safety Management”, the proceeds of which are donated to the surviving victims of the Bhopal gas disaster.
His LinkedIn profile can be accessed at