Chemical Distributor Safety? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

The group below may be the place for you to start when trying to find out how safe an industy is when it comes to Y2K or just every day.

If you have a chemical processing industry near you and want to find out what safety measures they use and their contingency plans in case of failures, contact the group below to find out how you can get this information. Then raise hell if you don't feel they are doing enough to ensure your safety! Cherri

Arlington, VA - Augut 24, 1999

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Contact: Kathee E. Baker

703/527-NACD(6223) National Association of Chemical Distributors Signs Agreement with WESTON to Provide Environmental, Health and Safety Services to Its Members

The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Roy F. Weston, Inc. (Nasdaq: WSTNA), a leading infrastructure redevelopment services firm, to provide environmental, health and safety services to Association members in support of NACDs Responsible Distribution ProcessSM.

Services will be offered at a discount to NACDs more than 330 member companies, which serve a customer base of 750,000 companies throughout the country.

"NACD members are committed to product stewardship in all phases of chemical handling and distribution. They have made this commitment public through their mandatory compliance with the Responsible Distribution ProcessSM. We are pleased that WESTON has recognized the value of this commitment and will work with our members to achieve continuous improvement in health, safety, and environmental performance," said Geoff OHara, NACDs Managing Director of Government & Public Affairs.

Compliance with the Responsible Distribution ProcessSM is a condition of membership in the NACD, which has established itself as a leader in promoting the safe handling, use, recycling and disposal of chemical and chemical waste byproducts.

According to Dr. Richard D. Siegel, WESTON Senior Client Service Manager who was instrumental in obtaining the agreement, "Chemical distributors play a vital role in the chemical industrys supply chain. This agreement acknowledges our joint commitment to enhance and facilitate product stewardship within the industry."

The NACD exists to enhance and communicate the professionalism of the chemical distribution industry. NACD members have established themselves as leaders in health, safety, and environmental performance through implementation of the Responsible Distribution ProcessSM (RDP), established in 1991 as a condition of membership in the NACD. As of January 1, 1998, all regular members successfully completed third-party review of their policies and procedures by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc... As of January 1999, NACD members are undergoing third-party on-site Management Systems Verification as a condition of membership.

WESTON is a leading infrastructure redevelopment services firm serving Fortune 500+ and government decisionmakers worldwide. With an emphasis on creating lasting economic solutions for its clients, the companys services include consulting, engineering and design, construction, remediation and redevelopment, and knowledge systems and solutions to bring impaired facilities, land and other resources back to productive use. Based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the company has 60 offices throughout the United States and international operations in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

For more information about NACDs agreement with WESTON, contact Geoffrey OHara, NACD Managing Director of Government & Public Affairs, at 703/527-6223,, or Dr. Richard Siegel at 603/656-5400,

For more information on NACD, log on to For more information on WESTON, click to WESTON on the Web at # # #

-- Cherri (, September 18, 1999


Also see these Y2K-related chemical safety links from the EPA:

-- Linkmeister (, September 18, 1999.

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