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.
2019 Chlorine Emergency Response Training Totals
Thank you to all the instructors for the time and energy you put into making 2019 such a success! It was another great year of outreach to first responders throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico! In 2019 over 2,600 students were trained.
2019 Member Emergency Response Training & Outreach
CI’s Emergency Preparedness Issue Team (“EPIT”) has a long-term goal of training as many first responders as possible to ensure they are prepared to safely and effectively respond to incidents involving chlorine and other CI mission chemicals.
CI Comment Letter on CSB Accident Reporting Rule
Following a legal order, the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (“CSB”) has issued its proposed rule, Accidental Release Reporting, which would require chemical facilities to report chemical releases that result in “a fatality, serious injury or substantial property damages.” CI responded to the open comment period with this letter.
FDA Warns About Mis-Information
FDA warns about mis-information from products falsely claiming to cure various diseases and disorders by ingesting chlorine dioxide.
The Chlorine Institute Core Values Series - Part V: Integrity
In this final article of the “CI Core Values Series,” I want to highlight the role “integrity” plays in what we do at The Chlorine Institute. It has been said, integrity is “what happens when no one is looking.” It is being honest and truthful when it counts. Here at CI, honesty is critical, especially when it comes to the development of our many safety resources.
CI No Longer Using Fax Lines
As of this month, CI is discontinuing use of fax communication. The main and individual staff fax lines will no longer work after July 31, 2019. Any documents needing to be sent without the ability to edit, can be sent via Adobe PDF. For more information on how to manage the permissions of a PDF document, visit the adobe website.