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. 

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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

CCPS, 2019 Significant Process Safety Incidents Video

This video is a summary of significant process safety incidents during the year 2019. 

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

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.

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.

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.

Joining a CCPS project is really an incredible learning opportunity. I had the chance to exchange ideas with excellent experts, share experiences and reflect on the topic of process safety culture from different perspectives.
Gilsa Pacheco Monteiro

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.

CEP: April 2021

Latest Issue

The best way to identify process hazards is a hazard and operability study (HAZOP). This article includes seven questions that facilitators can pose to help team members understand their role in the HAZOP.