SAFEX Newsletter

The SAFEX Newsletter was initiated for all members and other interested parties:

  • To inform the SAFEX Community of what is happening in SAFEX.
  • To provide a forum for readers to learn from the published articles and opinions expressed.
  • To encourage networking among members of the SAFEX Community.
  • To ensure SHE practices stay current and is shared.

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Incident Notification

Members can now notify SAFEX of incidents online by completing the Notification of Incident form after accessing the restricted pages (Intranet) with their access codes.

If your Company is a SAFEX Member and you don't have your individual access codes, please request them using the Member Nomination Form. Please do NOT use anyone else's access codes

Proche du pouvoir

Vincent Depaul présentant Louise de Marillac et les premières Filles de la Charité à la reine Anne d'Autriche. Vincent de Paul sait mobiliser au service des pauvres les dames de la noblesse et de la bourgeoisie françaises, parmi lesquelles :

  • Madame de Gondi, épouse du général des galères de France ;
  • La Présidente Goussault, veuve du président de la Cour des Comptes et première présidente des Dames de Charité ;
  • Marie de Maupeou, guérisseuse, mère du surintendant Nicolas Fouquet ;
  • Mademoiselle de Fay, qui avait une jambe hydropique ;
  • La Duchesse d'Aiguillon, nièce du Cardinal de Richelieu ;
  • Madame de Miramion, qui fonda une Maison d'Enfants Trouvés et un Refuge pour filles perdues ;
  • Madame de Polaillon, qui ouvrit un foyer pour jeunes filles en danger moral ;
  • Madame de Lamoignon, épouse du Premier Président du Parlement de Paris, qui recevait les pauvres dans son hôtel particulier.
  • La Princesse de Condé, princesse du sang, mère du prince de Condé, vainqueur de Rocroy, appui financier de Louise de Marillac ;
  • Louise de Gonzague, très mondaine, très assidue à visiter les malades de l'hôtel-Dieu. Devenue reine de Pologne, elle tint absolument à avoir des Sœurs de Charité et des Missionnaires ;
  • La Reine Anne d'Autriche, veuve de Louis XIII et mère du roi Louis XIV et régente de 1643 à 1651 ;

SAFEX Membership

SAFEX's effectiveness depends on its global reach, the commitment of its members and their active participation in its activities. In order to extend its worldwide influence, SAFEX encourages eligible companies to join. When a company joins SAFEX it declares its willingness to share all relevant experiences with other members via the SAFEX Secretariat.

The SAFEX Articles of Association provide for two classes of Members:

Full Members

To qualify for Full Membership a member must be a bona fide manufacturer of explosives or a dedicated raw material like technical grade ammonium nitrate (TGAN). See "Who may become a Member?"  Individuals cannot become Full Members of SAFEX. Full Members fall into two categories:

  1. Company Members - are independent companies or a subsidiary of a group of companies in which the group holds 50% or less of the shares.
  2. Group Members - are holding companies with a number of subsidiaries in which the group holds more than 50% of the shares

Associate Members

These are organisations or individuals involved in the explosives industry who share SAFEX’s commitment to improve the explosives industry’s HSSE performance as well as enhance its reputation worldwide. Associate Membership is by invitation of the Board of Governors.


If your company is a Member or wishes to become a Member you may be interested in:

  1. How a prospective company can join SAFEX?
  2. What are Members' obligations?
  3. What does "Membership Commitment" mean?