Official ASME Group

Safety Engineering & Risk Analysis Division

The Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Division (SERAD) function is to stimulate interest in and disseminate risk analysis and safety information as applied to the process of mechanical engineering.

65 Years of SERAD

From the recommendation of Safety Committees in 1952 the Safety Division of ASME was formed and this year we celebrate our 65th anniversary as a division. Join us this year as we celebrate our history and look forward to the future!

"In 1951, Professor John V. Grimaldi... undertook the difficult task of convincing [the] Codes &Standards Committee...its worth and in reality, would benefit the society and the profession.Sometime earlier, ASME had incorporated several specialties it associated with the practice of mechanical engineering into professional divisions. The divisions reported directly to the ASME Council and so occupied a prominent as well as an influential status in the society's hierarchy. It was proposed that ASME should include safety as one of its specialized units within the structure of the various professional divisions.
Without any outside pressures, but motivated wholly by an intention to augment its service to safety, the Codes &Standards Committee, and the ASME Council approved the Safety Committees recommendation and permitted the formation of the Safety Division in 1952."

In 1986 the Risk Analysis Task Force was created and in 1991 merged with the Safety Division to create what we now know as the Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Division (SERAD).

For more on our History check out SERAD: 50 Years of Progress from our 50th Anniversary.

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