2012 ASEE Chemical Engineering Division Summer School
July 21-26, 2012
Creating Culture: Your Path to Safety Education using SAChE
The mindset of attention to safety is an essential perspective that students must have in order to be properly prepared for professional practice – regardless of career path. Recent ABET requirements in process safety now mandate undergraduate instruction in this important area, and renewed attention to safety in research labs has come after recent high profile accidents. This session will include a discussion of an offshore oil and gas incident that demonstrates the need for improvements in safety. The SAChE Committee of AIChE/CCPS develops classroom materials that are useful for relating safety concerns to students throughout the undergraduate curriculum in traditional lecture courses. SAChE product topics range from lessons learned from past accident case studies to an introduction to biosafety.
Creating a culture to promote positive behavior in safety (and other areas) is essential. Approaches to establishing a safety culture and the associated benefits will be highlighted as well as issues created by failing to do so. Pointers are provided for promoting a culture of safety.
- Deepwater Horizon - John Bednar (18.7MB)
- An Integrated Process Safety Curriculum: It's more than just technical content! - Dan Crowl (537kB)
- CCPS Workshop Problem - Dennis Hendershot (429kB)
- Educational Resources on the SAChE Website - Tom Spicer (2.4MB)
- Social Norms in an Academic Environment: Pathway to Change - Tom Spicer (209kB)
- Dan Crowl, Ph.D. Professor, Herbert H. Dow Professor for Chemical Process Safety Department of Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
- Dennis Hendershot Staff Consultant, Center for Chemical Process Safety Rohm and Haas, retired
- John Herber Principal Consultant Process Hazard Management Services
- Kevin J. Kennelley, Ph.D. Vice President of Engineering and Technology BP
- Tom Spicer, Ph.D. Professor, Ralph E. Martin Leadership Chair, Martin Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas