Levels of Membership

There are two levels of membership with voting rights regarding the direction of Center programs through representation on the MKOPSC Steering Committee. Operating firms (25+ employees) may become members for a yearly commitment of $20,000 (Partner). Engineering firms (25+ employees) may become members for a yearly commitment of $10,000 (Sponsor). Partners have two (2) votes and sponsors have one (1) vote and enjoy the benefits listed in the following table. Of course, engineering companies may elect to join the Center Consortium at the Partner level if they choose to do so and then enjoy the same benefits as Partners.

To fulfill one of the center’s missions — provide service to small businesses — a category of Associate for annual membership dues of $5,000 is available to organizations that employ less than 25 employees. In addition, individuals can become individual members for annual dues of $1000. Associate Members and Individual Members have access to many of the center’s programs, services and activities. Associate and Individual Members may be invited to serve on the MKOPSC Technical Advisory Committee. Because all membership amounts are minimum participation levels companies may opt to increase their membership to a higher level.

Benefits Partner Sponsor Associate Individual

1

Membership on the Steering Committee of the center

X X
2

Facilitated access to pool of skilled graduate students

X X
3

Annual report of the center’s research and sponsored
activities and twice-yearly Research Highlights

X X
4

Facilitated access to faculty experts in areas related to process safety and risk management technology

X X
5

Discounted fees for symposium, continuing education courses, publications and other services

40% discount 20% discount 10% discount
6

Symposium registration – one complimentary

X
7

Preprints of research reports published by the center

X X
8

Free use of computer software developed by the center

X
9

Database searches

X 50% discount 20% discount
10

Ask the Expert

X X X
11

Symposium proceedings

X X 20% discount
12

Library and information services

X X X X