Security & Safety


The members of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey are committed to the proper management and stewardship of their chemical products. To that end we work in coordination with our federal counterparts to advance policies at the state and federal level that ensure the safe and efficient use of our products.

Security & Safety Related Position Papers

  • June 28, 2018

    COMMENTS: POTENTIAL REPORTING CHANGES TO THE TOXIC CATASTROPHE PREVENTION ACT PROGRAM

    On behalf of the members of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ), we would like to share our concerns regarding the attached draft “Annual Report Compliance Audit and Near Miss Handout” dated May 2, 2018, which summarizes potential changes to the Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act (TCPA) annual report requirements.


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  • February 9, 2016

    COMMENTS: “PLANNING FOR AND RESPONSE TO CATASTROPHIC EVENTS AT CONTAMINATED SITES” TECHNICAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

    On behalf of the members of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN), we appreciate the opportunity to provide comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on the “Planning for and Response to Catastrophic Events at Contaminated Sites” (Catastrophic Events) Technical Guidance Document. 


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  • March 31, 2014

    OSHA | Docket No. OSHA-2013-0020 Request for Information for Modernization of PSM Standard

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) is pleased to respond to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) notice of Request for Information (RFI), Docket No. OSHA-2013-0020, published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2013 at 78 Federal Register 73756-73768. The CCNJ represents over 70 New Jersey companies involved in the business of chemistry (pharmaceuticals, chemicals, flavors and fragrances, petroleum refining, etc.). The business of chemistry directly employs more than 50,000 persons in New Jersey and is responsible for over $25 billion dollars in revenues in New Jersey each year. CCNJ members place high value and priority on safety and security for their employees, their workplaces, and the communities that host them. The CCNJ member companies are committed to continually improving environmental, health, safety, and security performance through common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, health and environmental research, and product testing.


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  • February 26, 2020

    CCNJ Has Strong Concerns With Bills That Require Private Contractors To Pay Prevailing Wage And Set Up Apprenticeship Programs

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey opposes Senate Bill 972 (Madden)/ Assembly Bill 805 (Verrelli) - concerns skilled and trained workforce in work by contractors in certain industries.


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  • February 26, 2020

    Reset: Business And Society In The New Social Landscape

    As consumers, our access to—and appetite for—information about what and how we buy continues to grow. Powered by social media, increasingly we look at the companies behind the products and are disappointed when their actions do not meet our expectations.


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  • January 31, 2020

    CCNJ Had A Successful 218th Legislative Session On Behalf of Its Members

    Now that the 2018-2019 Legislative Session is behind us, CCNJ can now report on its successful advocacy efforts before the New Jersey Legislative and Executive branches.


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  • January 31, 2020

    CCNJ Not Resting On Its Laurels As It Advances Advocacy Priorities In The 219th Legislature

    On January 14<sup>th</sup>, the 219<sup>th</sup> Session of the New Jersey Legislature was convened and to date more than 3,573 bills have already been introduced. 


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  • January 31, 2020

    Upcoming H&S and Environment Committee Meetings

    The next CCNJ H&S Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, 2020.


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  • December 24, 2019

    2020 Environment and Health & Safety Committee Meeting Dates

    We wanted to share the following Environment and Health & Safety Committee meeting schedules for 2020:


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  • November 27, 2019

    Independent Contractor Legislation Progressing in Lame-Duck

    As we enter the lame-duck session for the New Jersey Legislature, several labor related bills have begun advancing in these final weeks.  These labor bills seem to be the result of recommendations made by the Governor Murphy’s Task Force on Employee Misclassification released this past July.


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  • November 27, 2019

    CCNJ and Ecolab Meet with Assemblywoman Speight and Her Staff to Discuss Preventing the Spread of Legionnaires’ Disease

    CCNJ executive director, Dennis Hart, Sean Keefer, Ecolab, director, State & Local Government Relations, Keith Landi, Nalco Water (an Ecolab Company), district manager – Philadelphia / New Jersey Metro Area,  and Ed Waters, CCNJ director of Government Affairs, all met with Assemblywoman Shanique Speight (D-29) to discuss sustainable solutions to improve water safety and the continued reduction of legionella.


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  • October 31, 2019

    CCNJ Prepares for Busy Lame-Duck Session

    New Jersey’s lame-duck legislative session, which will close out the 2018-2019 Legislative Session, is shaping up to be anything but lame.


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  • October 31, 2019

    December 4: Annual Plant Operations and Management Workshop presented by GEI

    On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, CCNJ will host its Annual Plant Operations Management Workshop presented by GEI.


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Security & Safety Related Resources

  • September 6, 2013

    Chemical Sector Emergency Preparedness Tabletop Exercise After Action Report

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC)-sponsored Chemical Sector Emergency Preparedness Tabletop Exercise (TTX) provided a forum to facilitate discussion and document roles, responsibilities, processes, protocols, and systems used to support an effective public-private response to emerging all-hazard threats and incidents impacting the Chemical Sector. The TTX was meant to validate and provide feedback to enhance the recently developed draft Playbook for an Effective All-Hazards Chemical Sector Response (the “Playbook”). As a joint publication of the U.S. Department of Homeland (DHS) and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC),1 the Playbook is intended to provide a standard operating procedure to assist the Chemical Sector in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from all-hazards emergency events.


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