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Safety Consulting Engineers, a DEKRA Insight Company, Announces Department of Transportation Approval for Explosives Examining & Testing

Schaumburg, IL – April 18, 2017 – Safety Consulting Engineers (SCE), a DEKRA Insight company, today announced that it has been approved as a Department of Transportation (DOT) PHMSA Competent Authority (CA2010040008) laboratory facility, valid through January 31, 2022. Under this authority, SCE may examine, test, and recommend explosives, energetics, and hazardous materials for DOT transportation classification 1-9.

SCE is one of only six authorized CA agencies in the US, and provides full-service Laboratory-scale up to Large-scale testing at their facilities. Receiving a Competent Authority Approval requires applicants to have their materials examined by an approved laboratory and examiners. DOT explosives testing performed at a laboratory that is not DOT approved will not be recognized by the DOT and the EX application will be denied.

SCE was first granted laboratory Competent Authority approval back in 1999, and has a staff of experts with over 150 years’ combined experience with safely testing explosives, blasting agents and precursors, energetics, and hazardous materials.

“SCE has been commended by DOT as the experts when it comes to explosives. We have assisted numerous clients to obtain the required approvals to safely transport their explosives and other hazardous materials in accordance with current regulations. We are pleased to continue this offering to our clients,” commented Bernadette Reyes, SCE’s DOT Examiner.

For more information regarding DOT CA and/or other regulatory compliance, and any associated testing, please contact SCE at 847-925-8100 or visit

About Safety Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Safety Consulting Engineers, Inc. (SCE) is an approved test agency, recognized by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to test and examine explosives or potentially explosive substances and recommend the proper shipping classification.

About DEKRA Insight

As the global leader in safety at work, DEKRA Insight is a consultant and business partner to many of the world’s largest chemical, oil and gas, transportation, utilities, pharmaceutical, and agriculture companies. Our knowledge and experience enables clients to mitigate risk to their employees, business, and the community in a quantifiable manner and in the process, enhance business performance.

DEKRA Insight has over 500 employees in 22 offices and 16 countries. We are a service unit of DEKRA S.E., a global leader in safety since 1925 with over 35,000 employees.