New Responsible Care Codes Coming Next Year

The chairman of the Responsible Care board committee announced updated product and process safety codes will be issued.

The American Chemistry Council announced in a news brief that it will issue updated product and process-safety codes for its Responsible Care program in 2013.

"Instead of waiting for the government to act, we are taking affirmative action through our new product safety code to manage chemicals throughout their life cycles," said Sven Royall, chairman of the Responsible Care board committee. "The entire industry faces enhanced scrutiny whenever a single concern arises. The new product safety code calls for collective and collaborative action along the supply chain."

ACC's 2012 report on Responsible Care Partnership Program members' results indicated they had experienced zero accidental chemical releases in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and their employees drove a combined total of about 2.84 billion miles in 2011 with a rate of only 0.552 recordable accidents per million miles driven. The rate of DOT-reportable recordable accidents has been below 0.60 throughout 2005-2011, according to the report.

ACC will present its 2013 Responsible Care Conference & Exhibit on May 5-8 in Miami, Fla.

Download Center

  • Lone Worker Safety Guide

    As organizations digitalize and remote operations become more commonplace, the number of lone workers is on the rise. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies. This guide was created to help employers better understand common lone worker risks and solutions for lone worker risk mitigation and incident prevention.

  • Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide

    Use this handy buyer's guide to learn the basics of selecting online safety training and how to use it at your workplace.

  • COVID Return-to-Work Checklist, Fall 2021

    Use this checklist as an aid to help your organization return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic in a safe and healthy manner.

  • SDS Buyer's Guide

    Learn to make informed decisions while searching for SDS Management Software.

  • Risk Matrix Guide

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Industry Safe

Featured Whitepapers

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - November December 2021

    November December 2021

    Featuring:

    • GAS DETECTION
      How to Streamline Gas Detector Maintenance
    • OSHA TOP 10
      OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2021
    • PROTECTIVE APPAREL
      How PPE Can Help You Deal with the Harsh Condition of Winter
    • HEARING PROTECTION
      Tackling Hearing Protection in the Workplace
    View This Issue