Health & Safety

Our goal is to achieve zero work-related illnesses and injuries and improved health and well-being for all employees. We strive to identify and quantify health risks in the following categories:

  • Physical and Chemical hazards present in The Chemgroup business units from our blending processes, operations, or products.
  • Work-related injuries that may be associated with non work related activities.
  • Acute and chronic disease that may be associated with, or impacted by, workplace factors.

Employees at all levels help defend against flaws that develop in the safety system by recognizing risks and error traps and responding to them to solve problems close in time, place, and occurrence. This enables our safety program to drive improvements in equipment, processes, work methods, and individual and group performance.

This system must first and foremost protect the individual, providing a safe and healthy environment that allows employees to meet customer needs and does not hamper the business potential of the ChemGroup.

The following are the four main activities undertaken in support of our safety system:

  • Assessing the risks associated with our products, services, and operations.
  • Developing and implementing operational controls with built-in layers of protection.
  • Monitoring and maintaining the risk assessment, controls, and implementation to ensure they are current and effective.
  • Reacting to correct gaps in our protective systems and continuously improve system stability.

Emergency preparedness and response planning and preparedness ensure we establish and maintain procedures to identify the potential for and the responses to emergency situations and to plan for the prevention and mitigation of EHS effects and occupational illnesses and injuries that may be associated with identified emergency situations.

Each business unit has developed and maintains written emergency response plans and training programs consistent with our mandatory procedure for emergency response plans. This procedure requires business units and locations to commit the necessary resources—such as manpower, equipment, materials, and outside contractors—necessary to prevent, control, and respond to emergency situations.