Keeping Workers Safe and Healthy

Keeping Workers Safe and Healthy


Employee health, safety and security is a fundamental responsibility. Responsible Care® companies are proud of their strong safety record.

Responsible Care empowers employees to step up and take action when they have safety concerns. This enables companies to identify problems before they become worker safety incidents, so employees can feel confident that they will leave work at the end of the day as healthy as they were when their workday began.

Even one worker safety incident is one too many, and, through Responsible Care, ACC members are making significant progress toward the overall industry goal – zero accidents, injuries or harm to human health.

We are proud of our progress to date, even as we continually strive to improve:

  • Responsible Care companies have an employee safety record that is five times better than the average of the U.S. manufacturing sector as a whole, and almost three times better than the business of chemistry overall.
  • The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) tracks employee injury and illness rates at all U.S. workplaces. From 2009 through 2016, Responsible Care companies outperformed the retail, agriculture, food store and general merchandising business sectors.
  • Together, Responsible Care companies have reduced recordable injury and illness incidence rates by 81 percent since 1990.
                   

Plant in Hands

ACC Recognizes Companies of the Year for Excellent Environment, Heath & Safety Performance

Ashland LLC and Ethyl Corporation were recognized for their outstanding performance and leadership in environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) performance.

Product Safety Code

The Responsible Care® Product Safety Code was  developed by ACC and its member companies based on industry best practices to drive continuous improvement in chemical product safety.

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