The men and women of the chemical industry work hard every day to maintain a culture that has put our industry at the forefront of manufacturing when it comes to safety. We are very proud of the fact that the worker injury rate for the chemical sector is among the lowest of any manufacturing sector according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
ACC member companies are working to make the industry even safer for their employees and communities through Responsible Care®, the chemical industry’s world-class environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative. Under Responsible Care, ACC members work with emergency responders and communities to coordinate response plans and to continually improve industry performance.
In addition to industry efforts, enhancing safety requires a strong ongoing partnership between industry and government. That is why ACC and its members work closely with government officials, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) and other industry organizations, to continually look for ways to improve the effectiveness of regulations, as well as look for ways to share best practices and lessons learned.