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Responsible Care: Process Safety Code 

This Code aims to supplement existing process safety requirements contained within the Responsible Care Management System® (RCMS®) and RC14001® technical specifications, by specifically addressing process safety concepts such as leadership, accountability, and culture in order to drive overall process safety performance improvement. It is also intended to complement regulatory requirements such as OSHA’s process safety management (PSM) standard and EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) rule. Regulatory standards, by necessity, focus on process safety at an individual facility. In contrast, the Process Safety Code addresses issues at a more universal level, such as across leadership levels within a division or corporation and includes a company commitment to setting clear expectations regarding process safety, defining accountability for process safety performance and allocating resources to achieve performance expectations. These higher-level considerations contained within this Code are critical elements of the effective management of process safety.

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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