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 the 2022 Annual Meeting in-person in New Orleans, LA. Presentations will be available soon.
Allied Universal's Jim Palmer Named Chlorine Institute 2022 Peter Mayo Award Honoree
The Chlorine Institute (CI) created the Peter M. Mayo award to recognize an individual for service and safety leadership in the chlorine industry through participation in The Chlorine Institute. Mr. Palmer has brought many years of chlor-alkali experience to the CI since his first involvement in the 1980’s.
CI Recognizes Facilities that earned "Diamond Level" Status for Safety and Environmental Performance
A select group of thirty-five North American and international chlor-alkali producer, packager and bleach manufacturer facilities earned The Chlorine Institute’s (CI) “Diamond Level” status, the highest level of safety and environmental recognition at the Institute’s 2022 Annual Meeting, Technology Symposium & Table-Top Expo.
CI Submits Comments to OSHA on Indoor and Outdoor Heat Injury and Illness Prevention Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)
OSHA began a rulemaking process to explore if it should regulate indoor and outdoor heat hazards. CI responded to the open comment period by showing heat hazard mitigations already in place at member facilities with this letter.
Registration is Open for the 2021 World Chlorine Council Safety Seminar
Due to uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 World Chlorine Council (WCC) Safety Seminar will be held online.
Surface Transportation Board Petition Announcement
On July 26, the Chlorine Institute, along with the North American Freight Car Association (NAFCA), National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), and the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA), filed a petition with the Surface Transportation Board (STB). In this petition, CI and its fellow petitioners requested an update to the regulations governing the use by the Class I railroads of freight railcars supplied to them by railcar owners, shippers, and other railroad entities (collectively referred to as “Private Railcars”).
The Chlorine Institute's Position on the Proposed Superfund Tax
While the Chlorine Institute (CI) understands and supports the need to address our nation’s long neglected infrastructure, we are concerned about one of the proposed funding mechanisms. In the proposal under consideration is a reinstatement of the Superfund Tax. On July 17th CI raised its concerns to key senators. The proposal would not only reimpose the tax but would, in fact, do so at double its previous level.