Expertise – Education & Training – Research – Service

The Center conducts research and develops undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs. Its service to industry and government include accident investigation and analysis service, particularly for accidents suggesting new phenomena or complex technologies. The Center also helps private and public enterprises evaluate and minimize risk

Our Vision

To be an international leader in minimizing losses within the process industry – through safer processes, management, equipment, and procedures.


  • Evaluation/risk minimization service for businesses, government, agencies, institutions, Local Emergency Planning Committees
  • Independent accident investigation & analysis for government, industries, and agencies
  • Web newsgroup for exchanging ideas and questions in process safety and risk assessment


  • Conduct training programs, seminars, conferences
  • Host annual symposium
  • Develop industry courses, teach continuing ed onsite


  • Identify and prioritize risk by severity of consequences and probability of occurrence
  • Develop inherently safer process schemes for hazardous processes
  • Improve behavior prediction and analysis of hazardous chemicals and associated systems


  • Improve knowledge/awareness of process hazardsa nd safety for all sectors of society
  • Develop extensive capabilites for information storage, retreival, and analysis
  • Develop state-of-the-art education tools, undergraduate and graduate courses, continuing education programs

Extensive Experience

  • Hazard analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Liquefied gas handling/safety
  • Fire/flammability of materials
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency response planning
  • Contingency planning
  • Safety training

Membership Levels

  • Partner
  • Sponsor
  • Advisor
  • Associate
  • Individual