Developing a talent training model related to chemical process safety based on interdisciplinary education in China

Guohua Chen*, Xiaofeng Li, Xinyu Zhang, Genserik Reniers

*Corresponding author for this work

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While chemical industrial development in China is growing rapidly, the corresponding safety training resources remain inadequate, which may often lead to increased risk of chemical accidents. These accidents are often associated with the negligence of safety management, poor safety hazard awareness, and lack of safety practice. In order to alleviate these prominent risk factors in chemical industries in China, our study develops a talent training model related to chemical process safety. First, we propose an approach for establishing the “talent training model” related to chemical process safety, consisting of three steps: analyzing the current status and existing problems of talent training related to chemical process safety, determining the theoretical basis and training objectives for developing interdisciplinary talents, and designing a new talent training model. Second, we establish a talent training model using the proposed method, which includes a comprehensive curriculum system, a diversified teaching pattern, and a quintuple evaluation method. Furtherly, we determine the expected outcomes of the talent training model. The research results provide an innovative chemical process safety training method that is applicable nationwide, also it works as a reference for other rapidly developing countries in the chemical process industry to improve safety within the chemical industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-126
Number of pages12
JournalEducation for Chemical Engineers
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Chemical process safety
  • Curriculum system
  • Evaluation method
  • Interdisciplinary education
  • Talent training model
  • Teaching pattern


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