PRT 110: Lesson 1 Introduction to Process Safety


Lesson Plan


After studying this chapter, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the chemical processing industry.
  • Describe the significant events of the safety movement.
  • Classify the safety roles and responsibilities of process technicians.
  • Identify the basic principles of safety.
  • Describe the general safety rules used in the industry.
  • Explain the difference between the terms process safety and occupational safety and health.
  • Explain the key elements of safety.
  • Describe the basic elements of a hazard analysis.
  • Explain the typical permits used by the chemical processing industry.
  • List the various types of firefighting equipment.
  • Describe the principles associated with production, transportation, and storage of chemicals.
  • Describe the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
  • Describe Process Safety Management.
  • Identify the key elements of HAZCOM.

Read and Watch

Read Chapter 1 from the textbook.

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  • Complete the homework associated with the reading.
  • Complete the class activity.
  • Complete the activity quiz (below).
  • Complete the chapter quiz.

Activity Quiz

Respond to the questions below.