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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  • August 15, 2022

    SafeRack Partners With CCNJ To Provide Special Safety Workshop

    CCNJ is pleased to present this special in person fly-in event in partnership with SafeRack.


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  • December 23, 2021

    CCNJ Announces Monday Keynote Speakers For 37th Annual Conference

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey will once again gather at the Ocean Resort & Casino on May 2 and 3, 2022, for its 37th Annual Conference.


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  • December 23, 2021

    2021 Year End Review

    <p>After 19 months of working remotely, the entire CCNJ staff is back working from our offices in Trenton. We continue to adjust as needed to the requirements set forth by the state and CDC to address the public health emergency, but we remain focused on being strong and effective advocates for our membership.</p>


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  • November 30, 2021

    CCNJ Welcomed An Additional 4 Members Since January: 1 Regular and 3 Associate Members

    In 2021, CCNJ welcomed a total of seven new members, including an additional four since our last update in January.


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  • November 30, 2021

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey’s Lame Duck Priority Bills

    The New Jersey Legislature is currently in its lame duck legislative session. The lame duck legislative session runs from now until Monday, January 10, 2022. The new legislature gets sworn-in on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, and with that the new legislative session begins.


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  • November 30, 2021

    New Jersey 2021 Elections Yield Unexpected Results

    Only two states, New Jersey and Virginia, held gubernatorial elections on November 2<sup>nd</sup> of this year. 


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  • November 30, 2021

    37th Annual Conference Call For Presentations—Due December 10, 2021

    The 37th Annual Conference will take place May 2-3, 2022, at The Ocean Resort & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Many attendees at the last conference approached staff with presentation ideas and speaker suggestions for the May conference, so we thought it would be a suitable time to make our call for presentation form live.


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  • October 29, 2021

    Ashland And GES Receive CCNJ’s Highest Honor At The 36th Annual Conference

    For the last 25 years, not including 2020, CCNJ has honored a Regular Member company with the Chairperson’s Award, which recognizes a Regular Member that demonstrates excellence and commitment to community, customer, shareholder, and employee expectations in the areas of safety, health, and environmental performance.  Most importantly, the award recognizes a Regular Member company that demonstrates commitment to the overall success of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey.


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  • October 29, 2021

    CCNJ Appoints Elvin Montero Deputy Executive Director, Promotes Ed Waters To Senior Director

    Earlier this month, Dennis Hart, CCNJ executive director, and Michael Heltzer, chairman of the Board of Trustees, announced the promotions of long-time employees Elvin Montero and Ed Waters.  "Both Elvin and Ed have demonstrated fantastic leadership and dedication to the betterment of our association, and we are recognizing their contributions with these promotions and new responsibilities within the CCNJ," said Heltzer.


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  • October 29, 2021

    Maximizing The Power Of Mobile To Manage Emergency Response

    Organizational leaders have many competing priorities. Reviewing a recent National Association for Environmental Managers’ survey for the reasons companies adopt emerging technologies for Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) – the top three are very familiar to us. The top responses included Risk Reduction, Safety Improvements, and Regulatory Compliance. Aligning your efforts as EHS professionals to these goals raises the chances of success for your initiatives.


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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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