LCA member companies are committed to the health and safety of their workers and the communities in which they operate. They actively identify and address issues relating to health and safety that impact their communities, their workforce, their customers, and other member companies. This is accompanied by working with local, state and federal agencies. LCA members have invested millions to insure the safety of its workforce, and have seen recordable injury rates steadily decline over the years. The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps yearly totals of Total Recordable Incident Rates (TRIR) as a standard of measurement for safety. Using the TRIR, along with advanced technology and advanced awareness by employees and employers, Louisiana’s chemical industry is making significant progress toward the goal of no accidents, injuries or harm to human health.
In addition to workforce and community health and safety, there is always a focus on product safety. The majority of LCA member companies are global chemical companies that provide product safety information publicly through an international chemicals portal developed by the International Council of Chemical Associations. To date, more than 1,400 chemical safety summaries are available, and the number of compounds included in the portal is increasing daily.
To learn more about LCA’s Health and Safety initiatives, please visit LCA’s SAFE Program.