PCT 110 - Safety, Health and the Environment

Course Description

This course will provide students with an overview of the current petrochemical safety, health and environmental regulations, standards, and laws. The course will provide a survey of potential industry/product and facility hazards. Methods of protecting personnel through programs, procedures, and personnel protective equipment, including advanced personal safety and health measures will be addressed. In addition, the course will provide instruction in emergency response to spills, leaks and releases. Facility safety equipment, as well as warning and alarm systems will be covered. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Relate the need for knowledge of the various laws and regulations affecting the petrochemical industry. State the role of Safety, Health and the Environment (SHE) regulations, standards and laws as they apply to the processing, storage, and distribution of petrochemicals. Determine the individuals responsibility for, as well as their role in the implementation of a facilities safety, health, and environmental prevention and protection program. Identify potential safety and health hazards associated with petrochemical processing facilities, and the outcomes these hazards can present for workers and the public at large. Prescribe methods of abatement for various safety and health hazards. Identify potential environmental hazards and discuss varied issues regarding their abatement. Describe the individuals role in Emergency Response to spills, leaks, or releases of a facilities chemicals, intermediates, or products. Specify the need and demonstrate the usage of basic personnel protective equipment. Relate the use of typical facilities safety equipment, and its application, in specific instances.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: Coreq. PCT 101