Dr.Trevor Kletz – Process Safety Expert
Dr. Trevor Kletz, process safety expert and author, passed away on October 31, 2013.
He was a prolific author on the topic of accidents and chemical safety (process safety) based on his experience running hazardous process while he worked at ICI.
He was a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In 1997, he was awarded The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to industrial safety.
I had tried to get Trevor to speak at the TapRooT® Summit, and we had an excellent talk over the phone about process safety and process safety improvement initiatives, but I had waited too long. Trevor had decided to stop making trans-Atlantic flights due to his age and was sad to decline our invitation.
We will all miss his wisdom and his ability to take a complex topic, process safety, and make the concepts easy to understand.