25 October 2018

Safety Centre Director presented with Trevor Kletz Merit Award

Trish Kerin presented with the Trevor Kletz Merit Award

Director of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Safety Centre, Trish Kerin, has been presented with the Trevor Kletz Merit Award by the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) in Texas, USA.

The Award recognises Kerin’s outstanding contribution to improving process safety internationally, mainly through her activities with the IChemE Safety Centre (ISC).

She was presented with the Award at the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center International Symposium, by Acting Director Dr Jim Holste. Kerin spoke at the Symposium on Tuesday (23 October), giving her view on how to improve interactions between students and industry during work placements to achieve better process safety outcomes.

Kerin said:

“I am humbled to be recognised by an organisation like Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center for my work especially receiving an award in honour of Trevor Kletz. 

“As Trevor said, Safety doesn’t happen by accident, and we all need to continually work at safety. This award recognises the activities of the IChemE Safety Centre and all its members.”

Established in 1998, the Trevor Kletz Merit Award recognises an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of education, research, or service activities related to process safety concepts and/or technologies.

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