Incorporating Safety into a Unit Operations Laboratory Course


  • Julia A. King Michigan Technological University


Michigan Technological University has traditionally had a very strong safety emphasis in its unit operations course. As a faculty advisor to the safety committee, I used my ten years of industrial experience to enhance safety in the course, including creation of a unit operations laboratory Internet homepage emphasizing safety, development of a Safety Inspection Checklist, enhancement of Prevent Accidents with Safety (PAWS) forms to encourage safety suggestions, creation of a PAWS Tracking System, and development of Job Safety Assessment forms for each of the thirteen traditional unit operations experiments.

Author Biography

Julia A. King, Michigan Technological University

Julia A. King is Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. She received a BS from Purdue University (1982) and her MS (1987) and PhD (1989) from the University of Wyoming. She has industrial experience from employment at Exxon Baytown Refinery and DuPont/Conoco. Current research interests include polymer and composite materials.