SEA, Safety Engineers Association was started in the year 2000. It is a registered body under the Societies Act 1975. This is a non-governmental organization working for enhancement of safety professionalism. The need for an association for the safety professionals was under consideration for a long time and it came into reality in the year 2001. Dr. M.Lakshmanan, then Chief inspector of factories, Government of Tamil Nadu, had taken the initiative to convene a meeting of senior safety professionals to discuss the formation of the association.
Soon,, Mr.W.A.Balakumaran, Director, Regional Labour Institute, Chennai and other senior safety professionals from industries joined hands and formed the association. They also got it formally registered under Societies Act, 1975.
Initially, only about 50 safety professionals joined the association. But the association has grown steadily to have more than 730 members as of now. Members are
The principal objectives of the SEA are
To Promote The Local Activities Among Its Members At Different Locations In India, Chapters Of The Association Were Mooted Out. SEA has chapters at most of the states in India. Chapters are formed outside India also viz. UAE, OMAN, Qatar & Saudi Arabia. Further plan to start centres around the globe is on anvil once members join. These Chapter serves to the needs of members around that area.
Safety Engineers Association offers the following services to the members and carry out necessary activities in the following areas: