Our commitment to health, safety, security and the environment
Responsible Care® is the chemical industry’s commitment to the safe, responsible, sustainable management of chemicals throughout their entire life cycle and for their intended end use.
For matters related to health, safety, security, environment or Responsible Care® commitments, contact us by phone at 713-438-6721 or by email.
In 2013 the American Chemistry Council launched an enhanced, stronger Responsible Care® program that included an enhanced focus on operational energy efficiency and waste minimization, reuse, and recycling along with new Product Safety and Process Safety Codes.
Air Liquide is committed to providing a safe, secure, and healthful workplace for our employees and to being a responsible, environmentally friendly neighbor to the communities in which we operate and live. Our management system is independently certified by a third-party to ensure continued conformance to the requirements of Responsible Care® and supports our efforts for continuous improvement.
To find out more about Responsible Care®, please visit the American Chemistry Council’s webpage.
Chemistry is essential to the products and services that help make our lives safer, healthier and better. Through the Responsible Care initiative, Air Liquide Large Industries has made a commitment to improve our environmental, health, safety and security performance. Accordingly, we believe and subscribe to the following principles:
As a Responsible Care® member company, Air Liquide commits to the safe operation of our processing facilities by:
Air Liquide America recognizes that outstanding Health, Safety, Environmental, Transportation and Security (HSES) performance is a critical component of business excellence and that conformance with HSES requirements will enhance a safe working environment for all employees, visitors, and contractors (stakeholders). The goal of zero accidents, environmental incidents, notices of violation and significant security incidents is a company objective.
To achieve this objective, we commit to the following:
As a Responsible Care® member company, Air Liquide commits to the safe management of our products by:
In 2012, the OSHA Hazard Communication Program was revised to meet the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) with a deadline of June 1, 2015. Globally, GHS has provided a set of rules for classifying hazards, developing product labels, and creating Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for hazardous materials used throughout the world.
To meet the OSHA deadline, Air Liquide re-authored all former Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to the new GHS formatted SDS and continues to create new SDSs for all our products. Information on Air Liquide products are provided on our SDS. These contain the chemical and physical properties of the products, possible hazards, first aid measures, actions in case of fire or accidental release. Also included is information on handling, storage and protective equipment as well as details relating to transport, labeling requirements and disposal.