Tag Archives: Safety

Ensuring chemical facility safety through continuous improvement

Recent tragic events involving chemical facilities have brought to light some important facts about chemical facility safety and security. Chief among them: nothing is more important to chemical manufacturers than the safety and security of their employees, contractors and the communities in which they work every day. A commitment to Responsible Care® ACC members have [...]

Read full story

ACS hosts important dialogue on endocrine disruption and green chemistry

The $56 billion that American chemical manufacturers commit every year to developing new innovations can be fueled in part by the principles of green chemistry and green engineering. In fact, these principles continue to serve as important guide posts for manufacturing products that enhance safety and help improve the protection of public health and the [...]

Read full story

Visit ReformTSCA.com to learn more about the Chemical Safety Improvement Act

Safer. Smarter. Stronger. Learn why the Chemical Safety Improvement Act is the Sensible Solution to TSCA Reform. [Visit ReformTSCA.com | Download Infographic] Because chemistry is a fundamental building block for nearly all manufactured goods, chemical regulation is an issue that is important to all Americans. ReformTSCA.com is dedicated to the bipartisan agreement forged between Sens. [...]

Read full story

ACC highlights commitment to consumer products and safety at Capitol Hill event

Over the past month, ACC has been rolling out its new Responsible Care® Product Safety Code. Based on existing industry best practices, the Product Safety Code goes above and beyond regulatory requirements to manage the safety of chemicals used in products. As part of our efforts to educate stakeholders about the Code and its implications, [...]

Read full story

Chemical, consumer products and safety: The Responsible Care® commitment

We all use and benefit from the products of chemistry every day – in more ways than we sometimes realize. From the batteries in our digital cameras, to airbags and child safety seats in our cars, to live-saving medical devices, chemistry is an essential part of our everyday lives and it makes possible countless innovations. [...]

Read full story

Tragic event is reminder of the importance of safety and continuous improvement

The American Chemistry Council and our members would like to express our deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the tragic event that occurred in West, Texas. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the employees of the West Fertilizer Co., the surrounding community and the emergency responders. And while this incident did not [...]

Read full story

Re: “A Toothless Law on Toxic Chemicals” in Friday’s NYT (here we go again…)

It happens so often now, maybe we should no longer be appalled at how easily misinformation can become conventional wisdom, or how easily incorrect conventional wisdom can then be treated as fact. Maybe we shouldn’t be – but we are. And you should be, too. Anyone who has read the New York Times this morning [...]

Read full story

Cybersecurity for the chemical industry: It’s all in a day’s work

There continues to be a fair amount activity around cybersecurity in our nation’s capital, and this week — dubbed “Cyber Week” the U.S. House of Representatives — will be no different, as House leaders looks to work in a proposal passed out of the House Intelligence Committee with bipartisan support. ACC would like to give [...]

Read full story

A new year, but the same unworkable Safe Chemicals Act

Capitol Hill was a busy place last week. Major issues like the federal budget, gun control and immigration were dominating the headlines. One thing many people may have missed was the introduction of the “Safe Chemicals Act of 2013” (SCA), a bill that seeks to make changes to the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). [...]

Read full story

Re: “Think Those Chemicals Have Been Tested?” in Sunday’s NYT

ACC’s members are serious about their responsibility to produce chemistries that offer important safety, performance and durability benefits and that can be used safely. Our members undertake extensive scientific analyses to evaluate potential risk of their chemicals, from development through use and safe disposal. We work with regulators, retailers and manufacturers to provide them with information about [...]

Read full story