Preparing for & Preventing Emergency Situations

Preparing for & Preventing Emergency Situations


Emergencies can strike suddenly, whether an act of nature like a hurricane, flood or earthquake, or incidents that occur as a result of an operational malfunction.

Responsible Care® means we prepare for emergency situations that can affect the safety and stability of our facilities.

Responsible Care includes a set of detailed emergency planning requirements, based on potential risks a facility might face. Such risks may vary from facility to facility, based on its location (i.e., near a flood plain), time of year (i.e., hurricane season) and the types of chemicals used and produced at the facility.

Companies set up and maintain procedures to prepare for and respond to any accidents and emergency situations and prevent or mitigate associated impacts. These procedures also consider specific community needs. Responsible Care companies work closely to coordinate their emergency preparedness plans with local, state and national authorities.

Companies also periodically test their emergency response procedures and train employees about the safety obligations for their specific jobs at the facility.

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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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