The inclusion of safety, health, and loss prevention concepts in the education of chemical engineers.
An effort was made to expand the understanding and knowledge of all engineers at the undergraduate level of the awareness of hazard anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control so that as technology advances, the risk of injury to workers need not necessarily advance as well. The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) developed a planning group to establish, develop and demonstrate that the key concepts of loss prevention, safety and health are an integral part of the preparation for fulfilling the responsibilities of a chemical engineer and to provide challenging teaching materials and practical examples in the broad field of safety to supplement textbooks currently in use. A committee of practicing engineers was combined with a team of chemical engineering professors to provide the necessary talent, experience, ideas and academic rigor to the program. Over a 3 year period, this group developed 80 homework problems for use in numerous chemical engineering courses. A sample problem was included in this report. Efforts have been made and continue to be made to disseminate these materials further.