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Global Center for Safety Initiative

About the GCSI


To establish a global center for safety at ASU that supports world-class education, research, and outreach programs focused on both prevention through design and integration of safety and health into the core business of organizations.


Produce a new generation of engineers/ constructors by:

  1. Establishing world-class education and research programs, and developing outreach programs focused on prevention through design;
  2. Promoting integration of safety into the core business of organizations;
  3. Identifying and sharing safety best practices and lessons learned

The Legacy

Imagine a future when many more people go home at night in the same physical condition that they started their work day. At ASU we believe that better informed and educated engineers and constructors, and engaged leadership will drive change to integrate safety into corporate practices. We are excited and honored to partner with our industry’s leaders to create a safer place for today’s workforce.

Dr. G. Edward Gibson, Jr., Professor and Sunstate Chair in Construction Management and Engineering and former director of the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, presented the overview of Arizona State University Global Center for Safety (ASU GCS) at the kick-off of the 2015 ASSE Professional Development Conference in Dallas.