The American Chemistry Council has named OmniTRAX, Inc., a Broe Group company, to its Responsible Care® Partner Program, the chemical manufacturing industry’s environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative. OmniTRAX joins North America’s seven Class I freight railroads as the ACC’s first short line partner “to reconfirm the company’s commitment to continuous improvement in environment, health, safety and security,” the company said.
As part of its membership in Responsible Care, OmniTRAX will participate in the Responsible Care Management System® (RCMS), documenting and reporting performance metrics and records relevant to safety, health, environment and security. “Many of the elements that comprise RCMS are currently implemented at OmniTRAX,” the company said.
OmniTRAX noted that, during the past several years, the short lines it manages “have safely transported a wide variety of chemicals. A significant portion of the company’s revenues come from chemical refineries and manufacturing facilities.”
“Our teams throughout the continent conduct extensive inspections on the railroad infrastructure, train for an exhaustive list of emergency scenarios and deploy industry best practices that ensure a safe and healthy work environment,” said OmniTRAX Chief Operating Officer Sergio Sabatini. “We are constantly working to improve performance in all aspects of safety and compliance to achieve our goal of no injuries or accidents, and membership in Responsible Care will help us meet those objectives.”
“OmniTRAX is once again a leader among short line and regional railroad companies in engaging with our customers and partners to create and maintain the safest and most secure supply chain possible,” said OmniTRAX CEO Kevin Shuba. “The Responsible Care initiative is perfectly aligned with our core values, which focus on safety, honesty and trust, ownership, respect and value our people, and teamwork.”
“We are pleased to welcome another strong leader from the transportation and logistics sector to the Responsible Care initiative and look forward to working with OmniTRAX to help make the extended chemical supply chain even more safe and efficient,” said Chris Jahn, President & CEO of the American Chemistry Council.