Inspections and Safety
We continually prepare for a number of inspections and external audits. These are welcomed as it only reemphasizes our need to remain safety-vigilant.
Our district fire inspector conducts quarterly review of our facility with walk-through inspections. Sprinklers and back-flow devices are flow-tested once a year; fire alarms are inspected by an outside certified company quarterly. Respirators are also fit tested and receive an annual inspection.
All chemical companies must have readily available Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Even with our MSDS located on a shared drive, paper copies are kept updated on the production line for quick access for the kettle operators. Our vessels, with emphasis on the weld seams, are inspected for corrosion on a regular basis.
Drills for emergency evacuation, forklift training, and hazardous material handling all are completed periodically to remain compliant. Not only do we follow government regulations, but we also follow voluntary “good practice” measures with detailed and documented processes for responsibly managing the logistics associated with the chemical industry.