Industry

Help avoid OSHA’s top 10 violations with product stewardship resources

During a conference session on Oct. 24, at the National Safety Congress & Expo in Houston, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced its list of the top 10 occupational safety violations, occurring for fiscal year 2017. Patrick Kapust, OSHA’s Deputy Director of the Directorate of Enforcement Programs, counted down the list. The […]

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Celebrating 30 Years of Responsible Care®

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of Responsible Care in the United States. Responsible Care is the backbone of the chemical industry’s sustainability commitment, helping chemical manufacturers operate with health, safety and environmental protection as a top priority. Responsible Care implementation means the chemical manufacturing industry is committed to safe operations. In fact, Responsible Care companies […]

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Holey Mole-y: It’s #NationalChemistryWeek! Help us celebrate the ‘central science’

There’s a lot to celebrate and enjoy around this time of year – vibrant fall foliage, harvest ales, Halloween, and countless other holiday and seasonal activities. And if you work at the American Chemical Society (ACS) or the American Chemistry Council (ACC), you already know that a celebration of each of those things is really […]

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Celebrate Nanotechnology on National Nano Day

Happy National Nanotechnology Day! Celebrate today by helping to raise awareness of the benefits of nanotechnology and learning a little more about its amazingly tiny science. Why is nanotechnology important? Nanotechnology is used across numerous scientific fields, including chemistry, biology, physics, materials science and engineering, and it is at the forefront of some incredible discoveries […]

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SPF Insulation Meets Energy-Efficiency Needs for Multifamily Homes

Designers and specifiers building or upgrading a multifamily home must consider the energy efficiency of the building and select the right insulation during the design phase of the project. Energy-efficient buildings not only help building occupants save on their monthly energy usage, but they help reduce potential impacts to the environment. And it’s not just […]

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Chemical industry keeps a weather eye on hurricane preparedness

As another summer comes to an end, hurricane season in the Atlantic is just reaching its peak with several active storms churning out in the ocean, including Florence. Each season brings an uncomfortable amount of uncertainty as we try to predict the path and severity of each developing storm. Take Hurricane Harvey for example. It […]

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Setting the record straight: Response to American Academy of Pediatrics report

You may have read or heard about a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that is creating concerns about the safety of food packaging, additives and plastics containers. Unfortunately, the report has created the false idea that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not doing enough to ensure the safety […]

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ACC/OSHA alliance aims to keep workers Safe + Sound

ACC is excited to highlight our commitment to worker health and safety initiatives by promoting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s Safe + Sound Week August 13-19, 2018. Safe + Sound Week is “a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation […]

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Nanoscale material reporting deadline approaching: ACC panel tool can help understand reporting obligations

Nanoscale materials are extremely small pieces of matter with at least one dimension between 1-100 nanometers, or a billionth of a meter. To put the nanoscale in perspective, a human hair is approximately 80,000 nanometers wide, and a sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick. What Makes These Tiny Particles Interesting? At the nanoscale, […]

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Get ready for #ACCAugust 4.0

We’re almost halfway through the summer, Congress is in recess and ACC’s Political Mobilization Department is gearing up for our annual #ACCAugust push! This month our team will be working with member companies to host elected officials to highlight the vital role the chemical industry plays in their respective communities and engage in meaningful dialog […]

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