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IGUS : members

Full membership of IGUS is limited to experts from the OECD countries insofar as they are members of government laboratories and organisations, or scientists who are involved in research and are governmental advisers on a permanent basis. Other organisations (e.g. universities) may also apply for membership, under restricted conditions. Membership is open to scientists who fulfill the above conditions and only upon invitation by the chairman and/or the steering committee. Scientists from non-OECD countries may apply for membership as independents if similarly engaged. Parts of working group meetings are also open for experts from industry, after being invited by the chairman. Independents and industry representatives are not eligible for office.

Today, IGUS has members in 18 countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Korea, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA. Currently, IGUS has three independent members.

IGUS is self-supporting, members costs are being borne by their institutes. Members participate at IGUS meetings as technical experts in their own right. They cannot commit their country's policy department in any way. A disclaimer to this effect appears in all records.







Full members

  name address website
Australia Department of Industry and Resources,
Safety, Health and Environment Division
Mineral House, 100 Plain Street
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Belgium Service des Explosifs de Belgique North Gate III, E. Jacqmainlaan 154
1000 Brussels
Canada Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory,
CANMET, Natural Resources Canada
555 Booth Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G1
  Explosives Regulatory Division,
Natural Resources Canada
1431 Merivale Road,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G1
  Defence Research Establishment Suffield,
Military Engineering Section
Ralston, Alberta, T0J 2N0 www
  McGill University,
Mechanical Engineering Department
817 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2K6
  University of Calgary,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4 www
Finland Finnish Defence Forces Technical Research Centre P.O. Box 5
34111 Lakiala
France INERIS Parc Technologique ALATA, B.P. 2
60550 Verneuil-en-Halatte
  OECD, Chemicals Division Rue Andre Pascal 2
75775 Paris Cedex 16
Germany Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Ireland Department of Justice,
Inspector of Explosives
72-76 St. Stephen's Green
Dublin 2
Japan Research Institute for Safety Engineering Nakazima Bldg, 5-6 Ginza 8-chome
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104
  University of Tokyo,
Instititute of Environmental Studies
7-3-1 Hongo
Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113
  National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster 14-1 Nakahara 3-chome
Mitaka, Tokyo 181
  Yokohama National University,
Faculty of Engineering, Dept. of Safety Engineering
156 Tokiwadai
Hodgaya-ku, Yokohama 240
  National Institute of Industrial Safety 1-4-6 Umezone Kiyose
Tokyo 204-0024
  AIST Research Center for Explosion Safety Tsukuba Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi
Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565
  Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry,
Industrial Safety Division
1-3-1 Kasumigaseki,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901
  Nippon Kaiji Kentei Kyokai,
Physical & Chemical Research Laboratory
7-31, 2-chome, Fukuura
Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0004
Korea Pukyong National University San 100, Yongdang-Dong,
Nam-gu, Pusan
  Korea Fire Equipment Inspection Corporation,
Fire Technology Institute
136, Jigok-2dong,
Giheung-Gu Yongin, Gyeonggi-Do, 449-909
the Netherlands TNO,
Energetic Materials Reseatch Group
P.O. Box 480
2501 CL The Hague
  Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment,
Transport Safety Directorate
P.O. Box 20904
2500 EX Den Haag
Norway Directorate for Civil Protection and
Emergency Planning (DSB)
P.O. Box 2014
3103 Tønsberg
Poland Military Institute of Armament Technology Prymasa Wyszynskiego 7
05-220 Zielonka
  Wroclaw University of Technology,
Institute of Inorganic Technology
and Mineral Fertilizers
ul. Smoluchowskiego 25
50-732 Wroclaw
  Warsaw University of Technology,
Institute of Heat Engineering
Nowowieska 25
00-655 Warsaw
Portugal Universidade de Coimbra,
Laboratory of Energetics and Detonics
Av. de Universidade de Coimbra
3150 Condeixa a Nova
Spain Laboratorio Oficial J.M. Madariaga Alenza 1 y 2
28003 Madrid
Sweden Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) P.O. Box 551
147 25 Tumba
  Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency,
Hazardous Substances Section
651 81 Karlstad www
  Swedish Fire Protection Association Årstaängsvägen 21c
115 87 Stockholm


Switzerland Swiss Federal Inspectorate of Dangerous Goods (SVTI-EGI) Richtistrasse 15
8304 Wallisellen
United Kingdom Health and Safety Executive Harpur Hill
Buxton, Derbyshire, SK18 9JN
  Heath and Safety Executive (HSE/HID) St. Anne's House, University Road
Bootle, Merseyside, L20 3RA
  University of Wales, Dept. of Physics Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3BX www
United States of America Department of Transportation,
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety
400 7th Street S.W.
Washington, DC 20590
  New Mexico Tech,
Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC)
807 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801
  NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory P.O. Box 18070
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
  National Fire Protection Association 1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269

Independent members

China China National Quality Supervision
Testing Center for Industrial Explosive Materials,
Nanjing University of Science and Technology
200 Xiao Ling Wei
Nanjing 210094
Hong Kong Hong Kong Government Laboratory Kowloon, Ho Man Tin Government Offices,
88 Chung Hau Street
Hong Kong SAR
Taiwan Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology,
Chemical Systems Research Division
P.O. Box 9008-17
Lung-Tan, Taiwan 32526

The use of the above addresses for commercial purposes is not allowed.