In 1959, C.P. Snow raised a âtwo culturesâ challenge - a persistent split between sciences and the humanities, later between engineering and the humanities, in our society, educational system and intellectual life. And to some extent, the author believes, the Element Process Safety Culture
was intended by CCPS to face a similar challenge. The author argues, however, that CCPS, industry and companies should go further to pursue RBPS Core Value & Process Safety Cultural Communication(PSCC), both of which would function together as an ethical dimension in context of which messaging and communication between leadership and process safety professionals could be dramatically improved. In another words, âtraditionalâ messaging and communication activities between leadership and professionals could be, and shall be, broadened to a constitutional (and epistemological) map (roadmap) of PSCC & engineering practice, within which some new essential categories of engineering practice would be identified probably the first time in mankindâs engineering history and found relevant to the future evolving of Code of Ethics of AIChE.
The authorâs conclusion: CCPS, industry & companies should initiate a public debate on the constitutional map of PSCC & engineering practice; and, epistemologically, chemical engineers should play a leading role in the debate, in pursuing the roadmap to bridging engineering to the humanities, and in putting more trust in mankindâs âvalues and beliefsâ (i.e. in God) rather than solely in instrumental rationality.