Safety is a core strategic value for the Society and it is highlighted in the ACS Strategic Plan.
"We support and promote the safe, ethical, responsible, and sustainable practice of chemistry coupled with professional behavior and technical competence. We recognize a responsibility to safeguard the health of the planet through chemical stewardship."
On Capitol Hill
ACS champions for legislation that recognizes the obligations of chemistry practitioners to protect the safety and health of both individuals and the environment. ACS has several safety-related policy statements:
- Safety in the Chemistry Enterprise
- Chemical Risk Assessment and Regulatory Decision Making
- Inherently Safer Technology for Chemical and Related Industrial Process Operations
- Regulation of Laboratory Waste [PDF]
Speak up for Safety!
Act4Chemistry provides a suite of tools and programs that make it easy to advocate for chemistry.