March 2010

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HP Automation Safety: The ups and downs of mentoring

Although it seems like old news to me, I have recently read articles describing an eminent engineering talent shortage. It could be real, especially considering the economic pain of the present enviro..

Goble, W., exida LLC

Although it seems like old news to me, I have recently read articles describing an eminent engineering talent shortage. It could be real, especially considering the economic pain of the present environment. Many employed engineers have postponed retirement due to recent economic woes. One article predicts that, when the economy improves, these senior experienced engineers will retire and cause a huge drain on technical talent with knowledge loss. For that reason, some companies are working to implement a "knowledge capture" program. I learned that one site justified an upgrade of the process safety system based on process knowledge that was being captured during the HAZOP update. This inde

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