WCEC New Orleans Declaration on Process Safety

Society continually raises expectations for process safety performance.  WCEC supports a future where process safety excellence is collectively and fervently supported by industry, regulators, academia, and communities worldwide, in order to prevent all process safety incidents.


In this future state, chemical engineers practicing in industry strive to create a culture committed to process safety, maintain vibrant management systems, intentionally drive increased competency, and enhance the sharing and application of lessons-learned.  Chemical engineers also engage with society to enhance the knowledge of stakeholders in chemistry and risk management, seek broad collaborations between industry, associations, government, and the public, drive harmonization of standards, and implement programs to verify performance.