History has shown at multiple occasions that major incidents in the process industry have the potential to affect the world in different aspects: loss of life and economic losses and environmental disasters. Can the occurrence of major preventable incidents be seriously decreased by investing in better education and research in process safety? This paper will share ideas on how to convey safety as a value to engineering students. Emphasis with be put on making them participants and actors of process safety related activities at early stages of their education in order to work at the development of their safety culture well before the start of their professional life. These activities include their involvement in current research, laboratory activities using specific equipment, long term projects on the study of incident that defined process safety. The integration of process safety principles in other regular engineering courses will also be discussed.


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  • Received: 18 January 2014
  • Accepted: 30 April 2014
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