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Safety and Chemical Engineering Education - History and Results

Joseph F. Louvar, Chemical Engineering, Wayne State University, 5050 Anthony Wayne Drive, Detroit, MI 48202

CCPS started the Safety and Chemical Engineering Education (SACHE) efforts in 1985. The objective of CCPS's SACHE is to help professors add safety to their chemical engineering courses. This added education is needed because large chemical plant accidents continue to increase every year.

The ultimate goal of SACHE is to create a “safety culture” in our young professionals, by adding elements of safety to the undergraduate curriculum. This safety culture will help our future professionals be motivated to design, install, and manage safe chemical plants.

CCPS/SACHE is making progress via motivating professors regarding the importance of process safety (workshops for professors in a plant environment), helping professors add safety to their courses (developing course safety materials), and motivating students regarding the importance of process safety (AICHE Design Problem Awards and SACHE Safety certificates).