SAChE® Certificate Program – Human Factors | AIChE

SAChE® Certificate Program – Human Factors


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You understand engineering – do you understand humans?  Humans are involved in the design, operation, maintenance and management of the facilities in which we work.  With this comprehensive involvement, human factors are often cited as a cause of incidents.  Understanding human factors and helping humans to “get it right” can support great process safety performance.  This course will provide students with an introduction to human factors, increase their knowledge of human factors topics and describe selected human factors tools through the use of case studies and examples.

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Unit 1

  • Section 1: What is Human Factors?
  • Section 2: Where Human Factors Fits in Guidance and Regulation.
  • Section 3: Basic Human Factors Concepts.
  • Section 4: Human Factors Then and Now.
  • Section 5: Human Factors Experts.

Unit 2

  • Identify and briefly describe selected human factors knowledge topics.

Unit 3

  • Section 1: Human factors engineering.
  • Section 2: Critical task analysis.
  • Section 3: Team meeting facilitation.
  • Section 4: Incident investigation.
  • Section 5: Process safety metrics.

This course introduces the topic of human factors which is not typically included in engineering curricula.  It is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate engineering students as well as early career professionals.  The material is presented at an introductory level.  There are no prerequisites.

  • Unit 1: Human Factors Introduction
  • Unit 2: Human Factors Knowledge
  • Unit 3: Human Factors Tools

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    SAChE – Safety and Chemical Engineering Education
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    2.5 hours
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