Journal article

Safety shares in the chemical engineering class room

DC Shallcross

Education for Chemical Engineers | Elsevier | Published : 2014


Over three semesters, every lecture in a second year chemical engineering subject was begun with a safety share, a 2-4 min discussion on some aspect of safety. This reflects the practice in many industries today in which all meetings, no matter what the topic, begin with a brief discussion on some aspect of safety. The content of the safety shares were not relevant to the lecture material of the subject which covered material and energy balances and students were advised that the content would not be examinable. The safety shares covered general advice on safe practice including the importance of situational awareness and working in confined spaces. Other safety shares discussed case studies..

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