Steve S Cutchen

Investigator, retired,
US Chemical Safety Board

Steve Cutchen



  • Health & Safety

Job Function

  • Retired


Steven Cutchen , Investigator, Retired – Mr. Cutchen joined the CSB in 2011 and worked for the agency for eight years. Prior, he has over thirty-three years of experience in the chemical industry in process, process safety and process control engineering. Over the last ten years, he specialized in incident investigation, risk analysis and safety instrumented systems. In addition to technical roles, he held various management positions ranging from technical supervision to world-wide technology management. Mr. Cutchen served as one of two instructors for globally implementing advanced incident investigation techniques specializing in the causes for human error. Mr. Cutchen received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed graduate work in statistics at The University of Houston-Clear Lake. He is a Certified Human Factors Analysis and Classification System Professional.

• INCIDENT INVESTIGATION: Advanced Incident Investigation, specializing in analysis of Human Error. Certified Human Factors Analysis and Classification System Professional, HFACS, Inc. • DATABASE-DRIVEN SAFETY INSTRUMENTED FUNCTION NARRATIVES: I have developed and implemented a method for automatically generating SIF Narratives (Description, Initiators, Alarms, Bypasses, Actions, Reset Requirements, Special Testing, SIL Dependencies in PHAs, Revision Tracking). • PROCESS RISK ASSESSMENT AND CLASSIFICATION: OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 Process Hazard Analysis (LOPA, HAZOP) and Safety System design per ISA-84 Safety Instrumented Systems. • SAFETY INSTRUMENTED SYSTEM DESIGN AND SPECIFICATION


The University of Texas at Austin
Chemical Engineering
1974 To 1978


  • AIChE Senior Member

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