EHS Metrics

The Chlorine Institute's (CI's) Health and Safety (HS) Issue Team has the long term goal of zero releases, injuries and process safety incidents that occur in all of its North American chlorine production, packaging and sodium hypochlorite manufacturing member facilities for the performance indicators program. This information is collected annually for all Institute mission chemicals: chlorine (Cl2), hydrochloric acid (HCl), hydrogen chloride - anhydrous (AHCl), potassium hydroxide (KOH), sodium hydroxide (NaOH), sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and sulfuric acid (H2SO4).

The EHS metrics are based on U.S. regulatory definitions and criteria as established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with their regulatory interpretations as appropriate. Specifically, the information collected is as follows:

  • OSHA recordable injuries and illnesses, as defined in OSHA Standard 29 CFR Part 1904.
  • Reportable quantity (RQ) releases, as defined by the EPA for CERCLA Section 102(a) in Standard 40 CFR 302.4.
  • Risk management plan (RMP) incidents, as defined in the EPA Standard 40 CFR 68.130.


CI Safety Awards Program

Member awards and recognition are based on both annual and multi-year milestone achievements in personnel safety, process safety and combined personnel/process safety. Process safety awards are based on a facility achieving zero RQ releases or RMP incidents involving any CI mission chemical.

The purpose of the CI Safety Awards Program is to:

  • Recognize member facilities that have demonstrated exceptional personnel and process safety performance; and
  • Provide an incentive for all member facilities to improve their performance to award winning levels consistent with the CI long range health, environmental and safety goals.