Provides PCA Member Companies with real-time information and proven strategies for opportunities to gain and sustain competitive advantages through a proven source - investment in safety, health, and environmental management systems. The experience and knowledge among the committee members is a resource to provide tools to assist member companies in preventing adverse events. Quite simply, the EHS Committee strives to allow Member Companies to better protect their triple bottom line – people, planet, profit. The committee works continuously to identify operational better practices and lessons learned from regularly scheduled PCA Member discussions for identifying risks, reducing those risks and advancing incident prevention programs at Member Facilities. To address this important role, the Committee:
Oversees and administers the EHS Awards Program recognizing facilities, employees and leaders for their continuous improvement efforts.
Creates a Best (Better) Practice Document Program, publishing information on the PCA website.
Provides a forum for members to share knowledge related to new EHS rules and regulations at committee meetings and information exchanges.
Provides a forum for members to improve their knowledge on a variety of topics, such as sharing lessons learned from incidents, expanding knowledge in the area of chemical process safety, and techniques to strengthen safety culture.
Defines and collects pertinent EHS data from member companies and disseminates for comparative purposes.
The Environmental, Health and Safety Committee provides an avenue for Pine Chemical Association members to share approaches to common environmental, safety and health issues. The committee identifies and shares environmental, safety and health information including best practices, lessons learned, and current events for the purpose of reducing risk and advancing accident prevention programs at member operating facilities.
Publish a minimum of four (4) Best Practice Documents.
Cover two (2) continuous improvement topics during teleconferences/meetings.
Conduct two (2) annual meetings for networking and relationship building.
Improve global communication by developing informational channels with international members on current events in their country and regions.
Improve process safety and environmental competencies with subject matter discussions.
Hold four (4) committee teleconferences.
Lead by example in promoting the EHS Awards Program and Injury/Illness reporting.
Challenge each member to submit at least one (1) thing they would like to see from this committee in 2020 by the April meeting.
Share your Challenge: Members share a current workplace challenge to seek assistance from other members who have had similar challenges.
Workplace Learnings: Members share a safety, health, environmental tip, or any recent learning from your workplace.
The Pine Chemicals Association International (PCA) is recognized as a global leader representing, supporting and advocating for the value of Pine Chemicals as bio-renewable and sustainable products. The association is a non-profit entity with members who are producers, processors, traders, and consumers of chemicals derived from pine trees, a renewable resource.