Rob in 't Veld
Dual PhD candidate/guest
Rob in 't Veld is a dual PhD candidate at Leiden University Dual PhD Centre. Working title: "Safety of the chemical industry as a major responsibility of the government”.
Rob in 't Veld studied chemical technology at the Technical University of Delft (1963-1969). He graduated on the de synthesis of the human hormone oxytocin. During his military services he worked at the Laboratory for Human Genetics and Anthropogenesis of the University of Amsterdam and the FOM-institute for Atom and Molecule physics. He there performed research on pyrolysis gas chromatography of microbes. He worked at the Unilever Research Laboratory (1970-1979) and got an appointment as head of the department of Safety and Environment of the University of Leiden (1979-1990).
In 1991 he changed to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. He worked in several policy-positions in the field of safety and working conditions.
From 1995 until 2002 he was head-inspector at the Labor inspectorate. From 2002 until 2007 he was Director Major Hazard Control at the Labor inspectorate.
He also was member of the Board of the Dutch Society of the Safety profession (NVVK), teacher and examiner with the Post-HBO course “Hogere Veiligheidskunde”, examiner with de Post-Academic course Management of Safety, Health and Environment of the Technical University Delft, member of the committee Internal and External Safety with the Advisory Council Hazardous Substances (AGS), member of the committee Internal and External Safety with the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (RLI) and member of advisory committees with the “Dutch Safety Inspection Board (OVV)” on the investigations of the incidents at Chemiepack Moerdijk en Odfjell Botlek.
He twice published in the journal “Tijdschrift voor Toegepaste Arbowetenschap” on the safety in the chemical industry and the relation with the major responsibility of the government in order to protect its citizens.