Hazardex 2017 International Conference
02/03/2017 - 03/03/2017
The Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition will be taking place in Runcorn, UK, on the 2nd and 3rd of March, 2017. The conference deals with hazardous area operations for major industry and process safety.
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10/05/2017 - 12/05/2017
The Hazards conference series shares latest developments and lessons learned from process safety successes and failures as we continue to build a safer industry. Hazards 26 is being held in Birmingham, UK on the 10th to 12th of May, 2017.
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13th International Conference on Chemical and Process Engineering
28/05/2017 - 31/05/2017
ICheaP-13 is the thirteenth event in a series of biannual events started in 1993, organised by The Italian Association of Chemical Engineering. It invites international specialists to exchange up-to-the minute information on industrial needs, new technology developments and research opportunities. It is held from the 28th to 31st of May, 2017 in Milano, Italy.
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9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work
03/10/2017 - 06/10/2017
Workingonsafety is an international network of decision-makers, researchers and professionals responsible for the prevention of accidents and trauma at work. Their ninth conference is to be held over three days in Prague, Czech Republic.
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EPSC and CSE, two prominent European process safety networks, recently concluded a co-operation agreement which from the outset entitles each party to have full member rights to the other party’s network.
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The European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE) with the encouragement of CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council, founded EPSC in 1992. The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), based in the UK, administrates the Centre on behalf of the EFCE and ensures that EPSC funds will be solely used for the Centre. IChemE is a not for profit organisation and has charitable status under UK law. The Centre is located at the IChemE international headquarters in Rugby, England.
EPSC organises member meetings across Europe in order to plan and implement work on topics which are of most value to members. These can result in a tangible output such as information sheets, internal reports, publications and international conferences. Through these activities, we work towards the following objectives:
1. Collaboration Coherency among various organisations supporting process safety is important. Clear, consistent messages from all sources benefit member companies and allow faster, more decisive policy making. EPSC will pursue a policy of collaboration with other organisations that are also working towards better process safety.
2. Information In the internet era, obtaining know-how and information is instant and is available to all. Finding out the technicalities is complete within a couple of internet searches. The new challenge is being able to select what is useful and valid. EPSC will focus on this by drawing together best practices from public sources and member companies and by providing a means to share and distribute them.
3. Influence Clearly EPSC members are best served by an organisation that is respected and influential. Knowledge, expertise and experience in process safety are one half of the equation. Being able to apply it to maximum effect is the other. We will continue and extend our efforts with EU and national organisations where there is a relationship with process safety. We will make these activities more transparent and understandable and wherever possible we will encourage member participation. And we will endeavour to increase membership in several regions where we feel underrepresentation.
4. Outreach Process safety performance is influenced by a great many factors, many of which lie outside the sphere of influence of the process safety expert. Working together with other business sectors, other disciplines and institutions is crucial for long-term incident reduction. EPSC will proactively reach out beyond the normal boundaries of process safety to other types of organisation and businesses that ultimately have a role to play in better process safety. Our work to better guide senior company management will continue and we will continue to encourage membership of less traditionally "chemical" companies. Additionally, cooperation will be sought with academic institutions for better process education long term. And contacts will be sought with other discipline areas that are important for a sustainable chemicals sector.