Foundations of Process Safety - May-2014

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Foundations of Process Safety was developed by AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety especially for companies looking to train chemical engineers in the fundamentals of Process Safety. It is widely used by corporate training departments across different sectors of the chemical enterprise. Companies large, small and in-between all use this course to ramp-up staff knowledge to a common level quickly and easily.

This intensive 4-day course is also offered periodically throughout the year to the broader chemical engineering public. Taught jointly by process safety veterans with decades of experience at major companies from the process industries, the course is highly interactive.

Every course is taught by two instructors, each with a minimum of 25 years experience. They cover key process safety areas including Risk Based Process Safety, Process Hazard Analysis, Regulatory Compliance and Process Safety in Plant and Design Operations.

Interested in taking this course in North America ?

Please register for Process Safety Boot Camp course.


Steve Eason

With over 35 years of industrial experience. Steve Eason recently retired from Honeywell as Corporate Global Process Safety Manager. Steve developed and deployed Honeywell’s corporate PSM policies while implementing a comprehensive, global corporate PSM and RMP audit program. Steve previously served as Director of Engineering, Chemicals and Director Process Technology UF6 at Honeywell.

Before Honeywell, Steve was the Vice President Process Technology for E&J Gallo Winery where he led the implementation of chemical engineering principles into winemaking.
Steve’s 23  years...Read more

Alexandre Glitz

Alexandre Glitz retired from PETROBRAS, Brazilian Oil Company, after 35 years. He has a Civil Engineer degree and a post-graduation on Safety Engineering from Paraná Federal University (Brazil). His experience includes 25 years in an oil Refinery as Safety Engineer, Safety Manager and HSE Coordinator for new projects. At the company’s Corporate HSE he coordinated the implementation of Corporate HSE Guidelines (focus on occupational and process safety) and was the Corporate Safety Manager for 8 years until his retirement.

He worked in Paraná Fire Department as fire prevention and...Read more

Norman Nibber

Dr. Norman Nibber has 30+ years experience in the energy industries including: Process Design, Process Safety, Insurance & Risk consulting, R&D, Industrial training, Teaching, and Process development.  His experience covers a number of industrial sectors including: Heavy and Conventional Oil production including SAGD & Upgraders, Conventional Refining, Gas production & processing, Straddle and Fractionation, LPG, Olefins, Polyolefins, Styrene, Polystyrene, Vinyl Monomer, EDC, Ethylene Oxide, Acetic Acid, Sodium Chlorate, Methanol, Pulp & Paper, Chloro-alkali,...Read more

Richard Sarnie

Rich Sarnie is AIChE’s Director of CCPS Projects.  Rich has over 30 years of risk management & safety experience in the manufacturing, transportation, mining and retail service industries working for companies such as OxyChem, Friendly Ice Cream, Engelhard and the Vitamin Shoppe.

Sarnie’s unique and innovative approaches to safety, risk management and loss prevention have earned him profiles in National Underwriter magazine, which called him the “Ideal Risk Manager,” and Risk and Insurance magazine, which gave him the title, “The Zero Zealot.”

Rich has...Read more

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Save by booking AIChE Academy courses at 2015 rates through December 31.

Prices increase January 1.


AIChE Members & Employees of CCPS Member Companies $2,195.00
AIChE Grad Student Members $1,097.50
AIChE Undergrad Student Members $1,097.50
Non-Members $2,395.00


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