Based on a presentation at the European Chemical Engineering Congress, Berlin, September 2011.
Teaching Safety in Chemical Engineering: What, How and Who?†
Article first published online: 23 APR 2012
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Chemical Engineering & Technology
Special Issue: Best of ECCE and ECAB: Chemical Engineering and Applied Biotechnology
Volume 35, Issue 8, pages 1341–1345, August, 2012
How to Cite
Pitt, M. J. (2012), Teaching Safety in Chemical Engineering: What, How and Who?. Chem. Eng. Technol., 35: 1341–1345. doi: 10.1002/ceat.201200024
- Issue published online: 26 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 23 APR 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 11 JAN 2012
- Chemical engineering;
- Safety management
The problem of teaching safety to chemical engineering students and the wider issue of teaching safety to all workers in the chemical and process industries is discussed. There is a need to distinguish between training and education and to appreciate the background of the learner with respect to language and prior knowledge. Some matters can only be properly understood when the individual has some industrial experience, and the traditional university method is not well suited to deal with the complex interactions on which safety depends. Methods of alleviating these difficulties are discussed, along with what should be taught, how, to whom and by whom.