Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment for Pilot Plants, Laboratories, and Research

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Course Overview

During this detailed course you will receive a detailed overview of the most common hazard analysis techniques, emphasizing:

  • What if?
  • Fault tree

Credible scenarios and risk matrices will be presented.

Who Should Attend?

Who should attend?

This practical course will be valuable to anyone involved in analyzing and assessing process risks and hazards. The course will benefit safety engineers and professionals, and process engineers and managers responsible for examining processes and determining inherent risks and hazards in the following industries:

  • Chemical, petrochemical, agrichemical, and specialty chemical
  • Biotechnology, biochemical, and fermentation
  • Pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food processing

Course Outline

Safety Review Basics

Safety Review Methodologies

Risk Assessment

Hazard Analysis Techniques


What if Analysis

Fault Tree


Elaine Andrysick

Elaine M. Andrysick, joined Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a continuing engineering education specialist in 1988.  She is responsible for the development and delivery of high-value continuing engineering education short courses for practicing professionals in the areas of chemical and process engineering and laser material processing.  Also, she manages the University’s Laser Welding Certificate program.

Richard Palluzi

Richard P. Palluzi, PE, CSP, of Richard P. Palluzi LLC is a consultant to the pilot plant and laboratory research community on safety, design, and research project management. He retired as a Distinguished Engineering Associate after almost 40 years at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, where he was involved in the design, construction, and support of pilot plants and laboratories for ExxonMobil’s research site in Clinton, New Jersey, as well as affiliates worldwide. Rich is the author of two books, and numerous articles and presentations as well as a past chair of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Pilot Plant Committee, ExxonMobil’s Pilot Plant and Laboratory Safety Standards Committee, and ExxonMobil’s Safe Operations Team for their Clinton facility. Rich is on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) NFPA-45 Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals and NFPA-55 Industrial and Medical Gasses committees. He has BE and ME degrees in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. 

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Elaine Andrysick

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