The Research Centre for Applied System Safety and Industrial Medicine (FSA e.V.) is a registered non-profit association. The headquarter is located in Mannheim.

A part from running a non-profit association FSA e.V. also operates FSA GmbH. FSA GmbH is a European authorized testing and certification body for equipment and protective systems for intended use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The EC-type examinations are either carried out by the laboratory in Mannheim or the test site in Kappelrodeck. Furthermore, it operates a prevention centre for industrial medicine with a centre for movement therapy in Erfurt.