Beale Awarded Safety Medal

By Zaki Yamani ZakariaNo Comments

safetymedalChris Beale, senior safety consultant at Ciba Specialty Chemicals, was presented with the Frank Lees Medal at IChemE’s Hazards XXI symposium in Manchester, UK last week.

The medal is presented every year to the person who has authored the best safety and loss prevention publication.

Beale was awarded the 2008 medal in recognition of his paper, The Causes of IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) Leaks at Chemical Plants – An Analysis of Operating Experience, presented at Hazards XX in April last year.

The medal was presented to Beale by IChemE Safety and Loss Prevention Subject Group chair, Mike Considine and named after the late Professor Frank Lees, author of Loss prevention in the process industries and a leading chemical engineering academic at Loughborough University.

IChemE chief executive, David Brown says: “Safety and loss prevention remain as important to the process industries today as ever before. IChemE strives to recognize the most outstanding work in the field and I congratulate Chris on his achievement.”

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