The Chlorine Institute (CI) founded in 1924, is a technical trade association of companies involved in the safe production, distribution and use of chlorine, sodium and potassium hydroxides and sodium hypochlorite, the distribution and use of hydrogen chloride and the distribution of vinyl chloride monomer.
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The Chlorine Institute held its fourth Technology Symposium in conjunction with the 2019 Annual Meeting, which included table top exhibits, April 9-10, 2019 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston.
This year’s symposium included 50 individual sessions which covered topics ranging from lessons learned to innovations in technology in the industry. The Table-Top Expo provided industry stakeholders an opportunity to exhibit new technologies, services, and processes as they relate to the advancement of safety and security and to make stakeholders aware of existing technologies.
Letter to House Committee on Energy and Commerce Urging Congress to Let EPA Finish Its Asbestos Risk Evaluation Unimpeded
There are currently two bills (in the House and Senate) seeking to ban all uses of asbestos, despite the ongoing risk evaluation currently being conducted by the EPA. CI responded to a request for comment from the House Committee on Energy & Commerce by noting how asbestos is used in chlorine production, the controls in place to protect workers, how chlorine is used throughout the economy, and urging Congress to let EPA continue it’s work and not override the EPA risk evaluation through a hurried legislative action. The full letter is available on the HESS Government Activity webpage.
Olin Corporation’s Arthur Hamby Jr. Named Chlorine Institute 2019 Peter Mayo Award Honoree
Mr. Arthur Hamby Jr., North American Equipment Logistics Manager for Olin Corporation in Cleveland, TN, received the Chlorine Institute's 2019 Peter M. Mayo Award at the Instiute's 2019 Annual Meeting in Houston.
The Chlorine Institute recognizes 12 North American and international facilities for "Diamond Level" safety and environmental performance.
TRANSCAER® Members and Partners Ensure the Safety Train Makes It Home
On January 22, Joe Caponio of ERCO Worldwide put a call out to the Ontario Regional TRANSCAER® Committee for help in getting the beloved Safety Train, the CCPX 911, to its new home at the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI) at Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario.
Matt Fridley and Robyn Brooks Honored for Service on the CSCC
Matt Fridley (Brenntag) and Robyn Brooks (CI) were honored for their service on the DHS Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC). The Council provides a forum for private companies to coordinate on sector strategy, policy, information sharing, regulations, and risk management activities.
CI is Excited about Longstanding Partnership with the Mississippi State Fire Academy
Robyn Kinsley, VP of Transportation and Emergency Preparedness, reported on the longstanding partnership between The Chlorine Institute and the Mississippi State Fire Academy (MSFA) that has been instrumental in raising the level of industry emergency preparedness. The article was featured in a local Mississippi newspaper, The Rankin County News, and will be featured on the Fire Engineering website (fireengineering.com) in the near future.