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

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • EHS Management Software Buyer's Guide

    Download this buyer's guide to make more informed decisions as you're looking for an EHS management software system for your organization.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Levels of a Risk Matrix

    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.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark FR Quiz

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - March 2021

    March 2021

    Featuring:

    • EMPLOYEE TESTING
      The Impact of COVID-19 on Drug Testing
    • PROTECTIVE APPAREL
      Preparing for Unpredictable Spring Weather
    • FALL PROTECTION
      Building a Comprehensive Floor Safety Strategy
    • GAS DETECTION
      Gas Hazards and the COVID-19 Vaccine
    View This Issue