Lead the integration of process safety through education, research, and service into learning and practice of all individuals and organizations.
Whether you come to us, or we bring the education to you, we help to make the industry and our stakeholders aware of the safety factors and awareness beyond regulatory compliance.
Students pursuing doctoral and Master of Science in Safety Engineering degrees under the auspices of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center come from various fields of study, including chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, and materials science and engineering.
All Center graduate students are encouraged to participate in internship opportunities with our industry members.
The MS in Safety Engineering is administered by the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. The objective of this program is to teach the principles and practices of safety engineering for leadership careers in industry, academia, and government. The prerequisite for the MS in Safety Engineering program is a Bachelor Degree in Engineering.
The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center supports many students conducting research related to process safety. The research spans a wide field including a number of engineering fields as well as organizational psychology and human factors. Engineering fields are typically chemical, mechanical, industrial and materials science. Multidisciplinary Engineering offers an opportunity to develop a customized curriculum.
Process Safety Certificate Program
For Incumbent Plant Workers
The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center and the LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology at San Jacinto College are taking initiatives to develop a process safety training program for workers in the chemical and energy industries based on the existing MKOPSC course content and materials. MKOPSC will train the trainer activities at the rollout of each new course and provide ongoing oversight of the program to ensure quality and consistency of the program.
Process Safety Practice Certificate
For Industry Professionals
The Process Safety Practice Certificate is a program that allows professionals in industry to gain a greater knowledge of process safety. This program was created for those industry professionals who want a more in-depth study of process safety.
Continuing Education Program
Online and On-Site Courses
The continuing education classes are taught by experienced engineers with years of industrial, chemical, research, and process safety knowledge. We strive to deliver the courses and topics that are important and vital to the ever-changing environment and industrial audiences. The classes are specifically chosen to promote the goal of making safety second nature and helping to meet the goals set by our stakeholders.