CCPS | Center for Chemical Process Safety

CCPS brings together manufacturers, government agencies, consultants, academia and insurers to lead the way in improving industrial process safety. CCPS member companies, working in project subcommittees, define and develop useful, time-tested guidelines that have practical application within industry. The project topics run the gamut of areas important to manufacturers and range from human factor issues to qualitative and quantitative risk analysis to security vulnerability to inherently safer design. 

CCPS Member-only Content

Explore CCPS member-only content

CCPS provides off-the-shelf tools that offer something for everyone, regardless of their experience level, company size, or industry. The Safety Beacon, online project materials, and Guidelines Books (produced through a collaboration of industry companies and process safety professionals) are must-have resources that help facilities improve and stay in touch with industry trends.
Sarah Eck, PE, CCPSC Sr. Process Safety Development Engineer, DEKRA

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Business Case for Process Safety and Building Process Safety Culture Toolkit are free at your fingertips! 

CCPS has benefited Celanese through responsible collaboration with industry peers. This collaboration takes on many forms through resource development in CCPS projects and sharing ideas for continuous improvement. I attribute Celanese’s progress in reducing process safety incidents across our global organization to our partnership and on-going collaboration with CCPS and its member companies.
Jerry Forest Sr. Director, Process Safety, Celanese

2020 CCPS Annual Report

2020 CCPS Annual Report

University of Michigan Resource Page

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has a resource page devoted to process safety. It includes videos and other tutorials.

CCPS Fellows

CCPS Fellows recognizing individuals that exhibit extraordinary dedication to their field and commitment to CCPS.

CCPS Member Companies

An IDEAL Path to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Learn about how the IDEAL Path concept aims to give an equal opportunity to all who wish to join the chemical engineering community. Learn more.

Volunteer for a CCPS Project

Each year the CCPS Technical Steering Committee develops a list of projects, and a Project Subcommittee is established for each approved CCPS project or group of associated projects.

CCPS Process Safety Beacon

The Process Safety Beacon is a resource aimed at delivering process safety messages to plant operators and other manufacturing personnel. Each issue presents a real-life accident, and describes the lessons learned and practical means to prevent a similar accident in your plant.

CEP Magazine

An AIChE Publication

Each issue of CEP is packed with practical information you can apply to current and future projects. AIChE members have complete access to all issues online.

This special section gives readers an introduction to biosecurity policy initiatives, provides a perspective from a DNA synthesis company, and highlights the work of the researchers who adhere to the strictest biosafety measures.