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PCT 131 - Health, Safety & Environment for Process Industry

Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 0 Credits: 2

Description: This course addresses the recognition of common hazards in process industries and practices at the personal and organizational level to mitigate them.

Course Topics:
  • Chemical hygiene/safety
  • Case Studies
  • Types of Hazards and their effects
  • Recognition of hazards of all natures
  • Regulatory requirements to mitigate hazards
  • Security
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Hazard controls
  • Process safety management
  • Alarms and indicator systems
  • Process containment and upset controls
  • Administrative programs and practices
  • Audits, investigations, and reporting
  • Work permits
  • Safety, health, and environmental monitoring
  • Emergency response

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Safety Glasses

Grading System:
A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59
Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the types of Safety, Health, and Environmental hazards and the consequences of these hazards within a plant environment.
  2. Explain safe chemical hygiene techniques.
  3. Describe the various types and applications of hazard controls (administrative, engineering, personal protective equipment) within a plant environment.
  4. Explain how each of the fourteen elements of PSM (Process Safety Management) work together for safety of plant personnel.
  5. Explain how to respond to various types of emergencies (fires, spills, vapor releases, natural disasters, etc.).
  6. Assess the vulnerabilities, risks and threats associated with the process industries (terroristic, cyber security, workplace violence, suspicious activies, etc.).

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