Industry safety is paramount to CRA and its members, as it encompasses both the protection of industry employees, as well as our neighbors who live near CRA member production facilities. To recognize achievements in plant safety each year, CRA honors corn wet milling facilities across the country for their outstanding safety records and their unyielding commitment to ensuring an accident-free workplace. The awards program was implemented in 2009 and expanded in 2013 to include bioprocessing and specialty product refinement facilities.
CRA also provides members recommendations concerning workplace safety matters regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which encompass issues such as environmental protection, employee safety, and industrial processes.
EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) – CRA shares the EPA’s commitment to continually improving process safety, while minimizing the frequency and severity of accidental chemical releases. CRA further believes that the RMP rule works best as a performance-based regulation, in combination with the scenario analysis, communication planning and prevention, and emergency response programs that are considered best practices.
OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) – CRA is an ardent supporter of OSHA’s current PSM standard, which has a proven track record of preventing the accidental release of hazardous chemicals. Under OSHA’s PSM guidelines, each of CRA’s members have established a comprehensive safety management program that integrates technologies, procedures, and management practices, helping protect both our employees and our neighbors.