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Document ID (ISN)69379
CIS number 97-1301
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA)
Title Responsible Care«
Bibliographic information Internet WWW pages, home page address:
Internet access 97-1301.pdf [in English]
Abstract Responsible Care« is a programme demonstrating the North American chemical industry's commitment to the continuous improvement of OSH and environmental quality. It is built around a set of 10 Guiding Principles and six Codes of Management Practices. The six codes, in order of their implementation are: 1) Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER), 2) Process Safety, 3) Employee Health and Safety, 4) Pollution Prevention, 5) Distribution, and 6) Product Stewardship. The following main goals of the programme are established: 1) improved chemical processes, 2) improved customer relations and service, 3) waste reduction, 4) minimization of accidents and incidents, 5) safe handling, transportation and storage, and 6) increased internal communications and heightened public awareness. Other aspects of the programme include provisions for a self-evaluating process, mutual assistance and performance improvement measurements.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; USA; internet document; safety programmes; chemical safety
Descriptors (secondary) process engineering; safety guides; neighbourhood protection
Document type G - Computer databases
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Safety programmes