SINCE 1985, The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) has helped manufacturers, insurers, government, academia, and consultants work togetherto improve process safety. CCPS and its members are committed to protecting employees, communities, and the environment by eveloping engineering and management practices to prevent or mitigate catastrophic releases of chemicals, hydrocarbons, and other hazardous materials. A BUSINESS CASE for process safety should not be necessary. The need to protect workers, the community, and the environment is as obvious as the need to protect market share, provide & protect shareholder value, and make payroll. But with the many daily demands of business, the obvious can sometimes be left behind. When a company leaves process safety behind, they miss significant financial and organizational benefits described in this publication.