Responsible Care 7 Codes of management practice
Posted On : 20th July 2021

Each Code has certain characteristics for compliance, which are based upon 4 elements i.e. management, technology, facilities, and people-related attributes.

  1. Process Safety Code:
    • It is related to different aspects of Risk in a physical facility and puts them under the control of a Management System
    • Implementation of code with full recognition of the Community’s Interests, expectations, and participation in achieving safe operations. By providing a dynamic environment, it is possible to improve process safety performance

  2. Employee Health and Safety Code:
    • To protect and promote the health and safety of employees
    • Code provides management practices by which companies are able to identify problems before they become work safety incidents

  3. Pollution Prevention Code:
    • The objective of the code is to minimize the Environmental Effects
    • This includes reduction of wastes and releases, giving Preference to Source Reduction leading to recycling/reuse and treatment
    • It also includes meeting the set parameters as provided in consent and make effort to go beyond

  4. Emergency Response Code:
    • When community and employees have concerns about dangers from transport, distribution, and production of chemicals then, it has to be considered in the planning stage of Emergency Response
    • For that Assessment of potential risk and Formulation of a written emergency response plan is required for an emergency
    • Along with that, Training to all stakeholders based on real and scientifically developed scenarios

  5. Distribution Code:
    • Distribution Code is designed to prevent or mitigate consequences of incidents during  distribution activities
    • Such incidents may occur within a factory or any other premises owned or hired by the company during loading or another handling
    • During the transportation cycle, materials are being conveyed by road, rail, water, pipeline, or air
    • During in-transit storage and handling, during unloading at customer facilities. Additionally, risks may exist during processes such as cleaning of transportation equipment, and transportation/disposal of wastes

  6. Product Safety and Stewardship Code:
    • This code is a combination of two management
      • Product Safety is exchanging information with parties regarding product hazards, intended uses, handling practices, exposures, and risks.
      • Product stewardship is the responsibility to understand, manage and communicate the health and environmental impacts of chemical products.

  7. Security Code:
    • Chemical safety is the prevention and control of the accidental release of hazardous materials or energy
    • Chemical security the prevention and control of the unauthorized access, loss, theft, misuse, diversion or intentional release of hazardous materials or energy, or the acquisition of dual-use equipment that could be used in the manufacture of chemical weapons.
    • To safeguard the chemicals from human, who have malicious intense

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