Integrate Health, Safety, and Environment into Engineering Projects


Apply HSE principles during front-end engineering design to assure safe, operable, and economical facilities.

This article outlines a methodology for the early integration of HSE during front-end engineering design (FEED) to facilitate a seamless transition into subsequent project phases.


Author Bios: 

Jack Chosnek

Jack Chosnek has been a consultant in process safety for the last ten years providing services for the petrochemical industry in all aspects of process safety. Before then Jack worked for Celanese Corp. for 25 years in various functions including process safety management. He is the PSM Workshop chair for the South Texas Section of AIChE, was the chair of the Process Plant Safety Symposium (PPSS) in the 4th Global Congress on Process Safety, and is a member of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center's Technical Advisory Committee. He has a B.S., M.S. and PhD in Chemical Engineering and...Read more

Victor H. Edwards

Victor H. (Vic) Edwards, Ph. D., P. E. is Director of Process Safety for Aker Solutions US, Inc. He has worked for Aker Solutions for 27 years and is responsible for health, safety, and environment in design. His experience includes process engineering, process safety management, and process, biochemical and environmental technologies. His project assignments have included biochemical and chemical processes, biomass energy resources, liquefied natural gas, chemical weapons demilitarization, hazardous waste disposal, and offshore hydrocarbons facilities. Edwards earned his B. A. from Rice...Read more

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