Tag Archives: Safety

New study: Flame retardants tested do not increase fire fighters’ exposure to dangerous smoke

The peer-reviewed journal Fire Technology recently released a study showing that flame retardants do make a difference in preventing and slowing the spread of fire. The study also found that flame retardants do not appear to make smoke more toxic, a finding that will be of particular interest to fire fighters, many of whom have [...]

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ACC responds to WalMart’s ‘Sustainable Chemistry’ policy, highlights industry commitment to product safety

Yesterday, WalMart announced a new policy on Sustainable Chemistry in Consumables, addressing chemicals used in home, beauty and personal care products. The policy focuses on reducing or eliminating specific chemicals from products and requiring online public ingredient disclosure from brand owners. ACC and our members are committed to working as part of the value chain [...]

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Spray polyurethane foam delivers energy efficiency for high-performing buildings

It’s hard to believe, but winter and cooler temperatures are right around the corner. Some are even predicting a particularly harsh winter for many parts of the country. It’s a great time for homeowners to get ahead of the season and think about using a professional contractor to install spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation for [...]

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California moves closer to removing an important fire-safety test

The California Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation is ending its public comment period today, and the agency appears to be dangerously close to removing one of the state’s important fire safety standards. The proposed changes to Technical Bulletin 117 (TB 117) would eliminate the state’s progressive open flame test [...]

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Aviation experts credit flame retardant materials for providing critical escape time for San Francisco crash survivors

The Asiana Airline crash in San Francisco that resulted in the tragic deaths of two Chinese students and injured scores of other passengers has raised many questions. But one thing is clear: The number of survivors is astounding. Several factors played a role, including flame retardant materials, used to meet FAA standards, which helped to [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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, [...]

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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. [...]

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