PSM Education and Training: Turkey Case

Kalkan M. , DENİZ V.

15th International Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion, Freiburg, Germany, 5 - 08 June 2016, vol.48, pp.787-792 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 48
  • Doi Number: 10.3303/cet1648132
  • City: Freiburg
  • Country: Germany
  • Page Numbers: pp.787-792


In parallel to rapidly growing industrialization, the efforts for improvement of Process Control, Process Safety and Process Safety Management (PSM) have also been accelerated all over the world. Studies for preventing all undesired incidents and keeping them under control are dealt within PSM context and the studies within PSM have just recently started in Turkey. With the purpose of prevention of the major industrial accidents in Turkey there have been legislative regulations which are adopted from Seveso Directives and entered into force gradually. It is expected to complete required preparedness until 2016 within the framework of Seveso II. When it comes to PSM practice, there have been a few confusing issues. One of the problems is the lack of qualified labour for PSM, which is a multidisciplinary working area, in industry, government and consulting firms. Unfortunately, PSM courses are not included in engineering programs in our country and training for the engineers in the field is not common. In this study, chemical engineering programs at national levels are benchmarked. A survey was conducted with senior undergraduate and graduate students in engineering programs about their expectations from PSM education and proficiency of PSM.