Villanova University – Igniting Change

On February 1- 2, 2019, Villanova University along with CCPS held a very successful Student Process Safety boot camp. One of our largest process safety student boot camps, there were sixty – four students (57 Juniors and 7 Seniors) that came together to learn about process safety. Villanova University’s representative Dorothy W. Skaf, was an intricate part in orchestrating this course.

The course which was led by Louisa A. Nara and John Herber, provided students with an in-depth look into process safety and managing risk in the workplace. Students also had the pleasure of welcoming Eric Freiburger from Praxair and Anil Gokhale from CCPS. They acquired a new perspective on process safety, benefited from learning about past industry incidents, and gained insights for the critical role of culture and leadership support in ensuring safe operation over the long term.  

During the boot camp, students enjoyed active group exercises which included:

(1) Identifying inherent safety improvements for flammable solvent storage, (2) Applying process hazard analysis methods to car gas tank filling and (3) Post-accident analysis for compliance with risk bask process safety principles.

Below are just some of the student’s feedback to the boot camps:

“It was a very thorough training. I really liked the choice of videos, as they solidified the points made.”

“I thought the material taught in the course was very valuable.”

“More training like this should be taught in our courses, especially design.”

Doing a World of Good Through Safety and Ethical Practice

The Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative is a major global effort and core campaign priority to accelerate process safety education and better prepare graduates for the workforce.

To learn more on how your University or company can get involved, please contact, Lisa Lanzkowsky at lisal@aiche.org.

Learn more about Safety and Ethical Practice, a core campaign priority to accelerate process safety education and better prepare graduates for the workforce.