Course Description

Process Safety and Accident Prevention

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Course ID 2750

In-Person Course

Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for: engineers, scientists and technical personnel involved in corporate safety or who seek a better understanding of process safety. 

It will be beneficial to professionals in numerous industries: petro chemical, pharmaceuticals, mining, specialty chemicals, agrichemicals, food processing, waste management and paper processing.

Course Description
The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) made the observation that 167 serious accidents involving uncontrolled chemical reactions occurred between 1980 and 2001. That is roughly 8 accidents a year. The T2 Laboratory accident (see the CSB video tape on this accident) is perhaps the most famous. It is available to view on-line.  Please click here to view video.

An uncontrolled chemical reaction is just one of many process hazards industries faces. A simple BS degree in an engineering discipline does not cover identification of process hazards and accident prevention very well. Industry tries to make up for this safety short fall through training, safety meetings and incident investigations. 

This 3-day intensive course presents a unified overview of process safety in support of efforts by industry. Safety has many levels. The safety levels in this course targets those at the highest level, before the accident. One main goal is to prevent the accident.

This course provides: 
  • A fresh look at process safety thru the viewpoint of process scale-up.
  • An in-depth practical industrially-based safety course
  • Topics include: case histories, preventing accidents, hazard identification, safety procedures, safe process design, risks and protecting personnel in the work place.

Course Director
Dr. David F. Tatterson, Principal, Chemical Engineer, Orion Consulting Group

Dr. David Tatterson, Managing Partner, Orion Consulting Group, Inc., has worked for Amoco for 24 years in R&D, Marketing and International Business Development.? His experience is in process development, process design and economic evaluation.? He was director of marketing research and responsible for conducting Amoco’s marketing studies. Later, he was part of a team charged to develop joint petroleum marketing ventures in China, Russia, Eastern Europe and Mexico.

As managing partner with Orion he has conducted projects in the following areas: steel and aluminum processing, fuels and engine testing, hydrogen generation, hydrocarbon adsorption, active carbon, reactor design/scale up and various marketing studies.

Dr. Tatterson was an adjunct professor in the Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame 2001 through 2014, teaching process design and economics. Dr. Tatterson brings to this safety course many years of industrial experience.

Additional Faculty
Dr. Gary B. Tatterson, Professor, Chemical Engineering Department,North Carolina A&T State University

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