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SAChE Certificate Program - Inherently Safer Design

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Inherently safer design has received a lot of attention in recent years from industry, environmental groups, and has even been discussed in the general public and mass media. Bills have been introduced in the United States Congress requiring consideration of inherently safer design, both for safety and also as for potential benefit in making chemical facilities less attractive targets for terrorist activity. As of the summer of 2009, these proposals had not passed in Congress, but legislation is again under consideration.

Explore inherently safer design of chemical processes and plants, and learn how to avoid hazards rather than control them. In this course, you'll identify the principles for achieving inherently safer processes that have a low level of danger even if things do go wrong.

This course may be taken as part of the AIChE Credential for Sustainability Professionals (ACSP). More info


Dennis C. Hendershot

Dennis C. Hendershot is a chemical engineer with 40 years of experience in process research and development, plant design and startup, and process safety. From 1970 until his retirement in 2005 as a Senior Technical Fellow, he worked at Rohm and Haas Company. He then joined Chilworth Technology Inc. as a Principal Process Safety Specialist (retiring again in 2009), and the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers as a Staff Consultant. With CCPS, he has worked with the Inherently Safer Design Subcommittee, the Risk Tolerance Criteria...Read more



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