With the dissolution of the Major Industrial Accidents Council of Canada (MIACC) in the fall of 1999, a vacuum was created for the furtherance of PSM. Chemistry, chemical engineering and chemical technology are the primary professions that apply PSM tools, services and techniques to manage the risks associated with the use of chemicals. Through their technical programs, workshops, and conferences, MIACC had provided a forum for chemical engineers and other professionals to study and advance PSM in Canada.
In the United States and several European countries, the chemical engineering societies provide the organizational infrastructure and leadership to promote and advance PSM. As an example, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) created a separate and independently funded PSM branch after the Bhopal accident in India in 1984 to focus on this key area. The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) runs separate conferences, workshops, and courses from the AIChE. It also develops PSM tools such as books and videos.