SAChE® Certificate Program – Process Safety Ethics – A Brief Introduction
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Every engineer will have to make process safety-related decisions when confronted with choices on whether to make a change or not. Often, these decisions will have a difficult ethical dimension that must be addressed as well: Does the engineer ignore a potential issue which may adversely affect the health and welfare of others? Does the engineer take a stand and defend an approach to reduce the process safety risk associated with a hazardous material or energy?
Students will learn about the AIChE Code of Ethics and how it aligns with the engineer’s creed to do no harm. This brief “introduction to ethics” describes how decisions must be made that protect the health and welfare of people within the plant as well as to those in the communities surrounding their facilities. Two case studies are described to show how poor decisions from other groups, including top management, have added an ethical dimension to engineering and process safety-related decisions, resulting in fatalities, destruction of property, and significant harm to the company’s reputation and operations.
Tom Spicer is a professor and the Maurice Barker Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. In addition to administrative duties, he teaches courses on chemical process safety and process control. He is a member of the AIChE Safety and Chemical Engineering Education (SACHE) Committee and the AIChE Education and Accreditation Committee. Tom has been a faculty member since 1985 and served as department head from 2001 to 2012. Tom’s primary research interests are in the assessment of hazards from airborne contaminants, particularly those that are...Read more
Bruce K. Vaughen, Ph.D., P.E., CCPSC, is the Lead Process Safety Subject Matter Expert at the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), a Technology Alliance in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He has more than two and a half decades of process safety experience, including engineering, research, teaching, and consulting experiences in DuPont, DuPont Teijin Films, Cabot Corporation, and BakerRisk, and as a visiting assistant professor at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana. His roles have included leading global Process Safety Management...Read more
Louisa Nara is the Technical Director of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Louisa comes to AIChE/CCPS after 15 years with Bayer where she held positions of increasing responsibility including: Manager Process Safety and Crisis Management; Director of HSE, Security and Emergency Response at Bayer’s largest US Manufacturing site; and, Director, Risk Management and Compliance, NAFTA. Prior to joining Bayer, Louisa also gained significant experience in process safety, engineering, and HSE with Diamond Shamrock, PQ...Read more
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