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SAChE® Certificate Program – Practical Process Safety 1

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This course is the first of two courses on "Practical Process Safety." It sets the stage for Course 2 by providing brief overviews of the process safety foundations, process safety elements (i.e., RBPS), and how process safety risks can be effectively managed. (Course 2 is ELA987.) The focus of these two courses is on the equipment life cycle, since unexpected equipment failures can lead to the loss of containment of hazardous materials and energies.  Significant incidents that have caused harm to people, the environment, and property resulted when the preventive and mitigative barriers of the process were not designed adequately or have failed.

The combined course goal is to help students understand what can happen if the entire life cycle of process equipment is not managed adequately, and especially that they need to work with other Subject Matter Experts if they are unfamiliar with other stages in the equipment life cycle.

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Bruce K. Vaughen

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

Ken Tague

Ken Tague had 38 years of experience in the chemical and agricultural processing industries before retiring in 2019. He has been a lead auditor in over 100 Process Safety Management compliance audits. He is a Certified Safety Professional as well as a CCPS Certified Process Safety Professional.  He has given training on PHA/LOPA, Hazard Identification, Incident Warning signs, PSM rule, PSM Program auditing, Risk, Combustible Dust, and Process Safety Boot Camps. He is an Emeritus Member of the CCPS, a member of the Technical...Read more



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