An Overview of the Center for Chemical Process Safety

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 6:00pm-7:30pm EST
Event format: 
In-Person / Local

When: Tuesday, February 11, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Grand Traverse Pie Company
Address: 2600 N Saginaw Rd, Midland, MI 48640
Complimentary sandwiches will be available, first come, first serve at 6 with Ken’s talk starting around 6:30.
The lecture qualifies for one continuing education hour. CEH certificates are needed for licensed Professional Engineers to maintain their license and certificates will be provided to interested attendees.
The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) is a community or technical group within the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).   CCPS brings together manufacturers, government agencies, consultants, academia and insurers to lead the way in improving industrial process safety. CCPS member companies, working in project subcommittees, define and develop useful, time-tested guidelines that have practical application within industry.  Some areas of focus include education, projects, tools and publications.
• Education - CCPS offers a wide range of process safety training courses and online courses, including Process Safety Boot Camp, public courses, customized in-house courses, and eLearning.
• Projects - Each year the CCPS Technical Steering Committee develops a list of projects, and a Project Subcommittee is established for each approved CCPS project or group of associated projects.
• Tools - CCPS provides process safety professionals with a variety of free tools that include worksheets, databases, process safety metrics, a glossary, safe work practices, and tools for risk analysis screening and chemical hazard engineering fundamentals.
• Publications - CCPS is proud to offer over 100 book titles to date providing the latest guidelines for all those that produce, store, and handle flammable, explosive and reactive materials. In addition, Process Safety Progress is a quarterly journal published through AIChE and Wiley. Finally, the CCPS Process Safety Beacon is published monthly in multiple languages to guide plant operators and manufacturing personnel.
Speaker Background
Ken First is a recent retiree from the Dow Chemical Company and currently a part-time Staff Consultant with AIChE Center for Chemical Process Safety and part-time Lecturer at the University of Michigan. He received his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Case-Western Reserve University and has more than 45 years industrial experience within Process Research, Process Engineering, AgroChemicals Manufacturing Technology, and Process Safety. Over the past few years Ken has developed various Process Safety training workshops and spreadsheet tools to assist study teams to be more productive. These materials are being updated and made available to the chemical industry through the AIChE Center for Chemical Process Safety and the European Process Safety Center.