Afternoon Session of FE Exam -
Chemical Discipline

Safety, Health, and Environmental Topic Area



The following subtopics are covered in the Safety, Health, and Environmental portion of the afternoon, Chemical Discipline examination:

A. Hazardous properties of materials (e.g., corrosive, flammable, toxic), including MSDS
B. Industrial hygiene (e.g., noise, PPE, ergonomics)
C. Process hazard analysis (e.g., using fault-tree analysis or event tree)
D. Overpressure and underpressure protection (e.g., relief, redundant control, intrinsically safe)
E. Storage and handling (e.g., inerting, spill containment)
F. Waste minimization
G. Waste treatment (e.g., air, water, solids)

The Safety, Health, and Environmental portion covers approximately 5% of the afternoon session test content.