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 nearly 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 2018, 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 22 percent since 2010.

ACC recognizes Ethyl Corp. as 2021 Responsible Care® Company of the Year

ACC Congratulates Ethyl Corporation, Responsible Care Company of the Year for the seventh time in the past 10 years, for excellence in environmental, health, safety and security 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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