SAFEX is a learning organisation. Members learn from each other as they share health, safety and environmental (HS&E) information on any topic that can prevent unwanted explosive incidents.

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The Federation of European Explosives Manufacturers (FEEM) is a non-governmental organisation created in 1976 by European industrial explosives manufacturers.

The global objective of the Federation is the advancement of the commercial explosives industry in the widest sense with particular regard to safety, quality, security, environment and legal concerns.

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The International Society of Explosive Engineers (ISEE) Education Foundation is a nonprofit organisation created in 1996 to serve the long-term education interests of the explosives industry through the development of education and training materials, championing the inclusion of explosives instruction in engineering curricula and awarding scholarships to eligible students.

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At the encouragement of government regulators, IME was founded in 1913 in Chicago at the Congress Annex Hotel to develop best practices for the industry to stem the proliferation of accidents involving explosives operations. Since then, the Institute has been a trusted voice in the development of comprehensive recommendations and guidelines for the distribution and use of commercial explosives. These recommendations, also known as Safety Library Publications (SLPs), have been incorporated into many federal, state, and local regulations governing safety and security in the manufacturing, transportation, storage, handling, and use of explosive materials used in blasting and other essential operations. 

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