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HarsEdu

The goal of HarsEdu is to provide a critical review of existing chemical safety training courses that are offered in Europe. Links are provided so that users (and SMEs in particular) will be able to find out where to obtain information on the courses they may require. Further, it is an aim of HarsEdu to provide the fundamental knowledge needed to become aware of the possible process dangers.

As a result of the necessities expressed by SMEs, it was agreed that HarsNet should provide them with the necessary information to improve the safety of chemical processes. If not, at least it should be provided the way to find that information. In the case of education, a critical review of existing training programmes was prepared. In this review, a list of the courses on chemical safety that can be found at European countries is included. This list provides technical information on the main characteristics of those courses, information given, and number of hours dedicated.The second part of HarsEdu is related to the proposal of guidelines for training programmes.

A document has been prepared, which includes a list of the fundamental topics related to thermal hazards in batch and semi-batch processes that should be taught in undergraduate and postgraduate courses for engineers. This list does not intend give any information on the subjects included, but to be a reference for anyone interested in the chemical safety education that a future engineer should receive.

Contact

Serge WALTER
Tel.: +33-38-9336822
Fax: +33-38-9336815
E-mail
Record Number: 31642 / Last updated on: 2004-01-19
Information source: e-TIP
Collaboration sought: Available for consultancy, Financial support, Further research or development support, Information exchange/Training, Private-public partnership
Stage of development: Guidelines, methodologies, technical drawings