All members of the Alliance for Chemical Safety (ACS) are committed to a continuing effort to understand,
minimize, and communicate the risks associated with the chemicals manufactured, stored, used or transported to and
from industrial and commercial facilities in our community. We pledge to continually encourage and support responsible
operations and management of these facilities according to the following principles:
Maintain a continuing dialogue with local citizens and industries to respond to their concerns about safety,
health, and the environment, or other matters of interest.
Attempt to obtain feedback on the effectiveness of ACS public communication efforts.
Share relevant safety knowledge and lessons learned from chemical releases or incidents with other ACS members,
industry, agencies and the community.
Participate, when possible, on ACS projects or programs that support the ACS mission.
In addition, industrial members pledge to:
Operate their facilities in a manner that protects the environment and the
health and safety of their employees and the public.
Make health, safety and environmental considerations a priority in their
planning for all existing and new plants and processes.
Perform periodic assessments of process hazards; implement actions to
minimize risk associated with chemical operations, including the possibility of human error.
Maintain current, complete documentation of process design, operating parameters,
Implement documented maintenance and inspection programs that promote facility integrity.
Perform ongoing assessments of the potential risks to employees and local
communities resulting from chemical incidents/accidents or other emergencies.
Educate their employees, local responders and agencies about their facility's
emergency response plan and other safety, health and environmental programs.
Perform emergency exercises, at least annually, to test the operability of their
facility's written emergency response plan.
Whenever possible, involve and/or co-ordinate these emergency exercises with the LEPC.
Counsel their customers on the safe use, transportation and disposal of chemical
materials and products manufactured or used at their facilities.