Process Safety Across the
Chemical Engineering Curriculum

Safety is often not integrated throughout the chemical engineering curriculum. That’s a problem.

In “New Directions for Chemical Engineering” published in 2022 by the National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine, the authors state that “Two items in particular—process and product safety; and data science and application: design of experiments, statistics, analytics—reside within the core knowledge base and need to become more prominent. Process and product safety will need to become a stronger component within each core undergraduate course.” The SAFEChE website provides professors and students with real case studies and resources so that process safety can be more effectively and easily learned throughout the curriculum and become an integral part of chemical engineering culture.

“If you think safety is expensive, try an accident”

Dr. Trevor Kletz, 1922-2013 Father of Industrial Process Safety