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Honeywell International Inc. Baton Rouge Plant

Parent Companies:
Honeywell International inc.
EPA Facility ID:
100000061069
Other ID:
70805LLDSCORNE
Facility DUNS:
39136262
Parent Company DUNS:
139691877

Location:

Address:
00 Lupine
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
County:
EAST BATON ROUGE
Lat / Long:
30.474, -91.183 (Get map)
Method:
Address Matching - Nearest Intersection
Description:
Plant Entrance (General)
Horizonal accuracy:
25 m
Horizontal reference datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Honeywell International, Inc
Phone:
(225) 383-5222
Address:
Corner of Lupine and Ontario
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
John Thompson
Title:
Plant Manager

Emergency contact:

Name:
Todd Rybicki
Title:
Health & Safety Manager
Phone:
(225) 376-3882
24-hour phone:
(225) 603-2772
Ext or PIN:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
East Baton Rouge LEPC
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
180
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
Yes
CAA Permit ID#:
0840-00001-V7
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Jan. 27, 2012
Inspecting Agency:
State occupational safety agency
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

G-1113
RMP ID:
1000059804
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Trifluorochloroethylene [Ethene, chlorotrifluoro-]
79-38-9
380,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
G-143a
RMP ID:
1000059805
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
7664-39-3
1,800,000
No
Chlorine
7782-50-5
2,200,000
No
Hydrochloric acid (conc 37% or greater)
7647-01-0
2,200,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
G-113/114
RMP ID:
1000059806
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
7664-39-3
1,800,000
No
Chlorine
7782-50-5
2,200,000
No
Hydrochloric acid (conc 37% or greater)
7647-01-0
2,200,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
G-152a
RMP ID:
1000059807
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Difluoroethane [Ethane, 1,1-difluoro-]
75-37-6
94,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No
G-1233zd
RMP ID:
1000059808
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Hydrogen fluoride/Hydrofluoric acid (conc 50% or greater) [Hydrofluoric acid]
7664-39-3
1,800,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Dec. 19, 2014
Type:
Resubmission
Reason:
Revised PHA / Hazard Review due to process change (40 CFR 68.190(b)(5))
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
1000047896

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Other Reason:

2. Toxics: Worst-case

Some Risk Management Plan information is not provided in the available RMP data. You need to make an appointment at an EPA Reading Room In order to get access to details from the Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA) such as:

Instructions on how to make an EPA appointment can be found here.

Public OCA Chemical (in G-143a)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
37.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Release duration (mins):
10.00
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.5
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps

3. Toxics: Alternative release

Some Risk Management Plan information is not provided in the available RMP data. You need to make an appointment at an EPA Reading Room In order to get access to details from the Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA) such as:

Instructions on how to make an EPA appointment can be found here.

Public OCA Chemical (in G-143a)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown
Public OCA Chemical (in G-143a)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
100.0
Physical state:
Gas liquified by pressure
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.50
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown
Public OCA Chemical (in G-113/114)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
37.0
Physical state:
Liquid
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Urban
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown

4. Flammables: Worst-case

Some Risk Management Plan information is not provided in the available RMP data. You need to make an appointment at an EPA Reading Room In order to get access to details from the Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA) such as:

Instructions on how to make an EPA appointment can be found here.

Public OCA Chemical (in G-152a)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Blast walls

5. Flammables: Alternative release

Some Risk Management Plan information is not provided in the available RMP data. You need to make an appointment at an EPA Reading Room In order to get access to details from the Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA) such as:

Instructions on how to make an EPA appointment can be found here.

Public OCA Chemical (in G-1113)
CBI claimed:
No
Model used:
EPA's RMP*Comp(TM)
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Fire wall
  • Blast walls
  • Enclosures
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Excess flow valve

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

G-1113, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000049836
Safety Review Date
Dec. 20, 2011, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Dec. 20, 2011, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None Recommended
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Oct. 31, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Oct. 4, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 28, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Dec. 4, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Oct. 14, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Oct. 28, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
Dec. 1, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
June 4, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
June 5, 2017
Incident Investigation Date
Nov. 15, 2013
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Nov. 29, 2013
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
Nov. 4, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Oct. 29, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
March 30, 2013, since latest RMP submission
G-143a, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000049837
Safety Review Date
Oct. 15, 2011, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Oct. 15, 2011, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
  • HAZOP
  • FMEA
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Controls
  • Process Detection
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Oct. 31, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Oct. 4, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 28, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Dec. 5, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Oct. 21, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Oct. 28, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
May 29, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
June 4, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
June 5, 2017
Incident Investigation Date
Dec. 5, 2014
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Jan. 5, 2015
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
Nov. 4, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Oct. 29, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Oct. 15, 2014, since latest RMP submission
G-113/114, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000049838
Safety Review Date
Oct. 19, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Oct. 19, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Oct. 31, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Oct. 31, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 28, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Dec. 5, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Oct. 21, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Oct. 28, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
May 29, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
June 4, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
June 5, 2017
Incident Investigation Date
Dec. 5, 2014
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Jan. 5, 2015
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
Nov. 4, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Oct. 29, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Oct. 15, 2014, since latest RMP submission
G-152a, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000049839
Safety Review Date
Nov. 13, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Nov. 13, 2012, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Air Supply
  • Backup Pump
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Rupture Disks
Mitigation Systems
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • None
Changes since PHA
  • None
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Oct. 31, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Oct. 31, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 28, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Nov. 6, 2013, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Nov. 16, 2012
Management of Change Review Date
Oct. 28, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
July 30, 2013
Compliance Audit Date
June 4, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
June 5, 2017
Incident Investigation Date
Aug. 1, 2002
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Oct. 1, 2002
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
Nov. 4, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Oct. 29, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Oct. 15, 2014, since latest RMP submission
G-1233zd, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing (325199)
Prevention Program ID:
1000049840
Safety Review Date
April 21, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
April 21, 2014, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • Checklist
  • HAZOP
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Overpressurization
  • Corrosion
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
  • Cooling loss
  • Hurricanes
Process Controls
  • Vents
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Scrubbers
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Emergency Power
  • Backup Pump
  • Rupture Disks
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Sprinkler System
  • Dikes
  • Deluge System
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • Process Parameters
  • Process Controls
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Oct. 31, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Oct. 31, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Nov. 28, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
Dec. 9, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
Dec. 9, 2014
Management of Change Review Date
Oct. 28, 2014
Pre-startup Review Date
Dec. 10, 2014
Compliance Audit Date
June 4, 2014
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
June 5, 2017
Incident Investigation Date
Dec. 5, 2014
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
Feb. 2, 2015
Participation Plan Review Date
Aug. 12, 2014
Hot Work Review Date
Nov. 4, 2014
Contractor Safety Review Date
Oct. 29, 2014, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
Nov. 20, 2014, since latest RMP submission

8. Prevention Program level 2

No Prevention Program level 2

9. Emergency response

Facility In Community Plan:
Yes
Facility Own Response Plan:
No
Specific Facility Response Plan:
Yes
Inform. Procedures in Response Plan:
No
Emergency Care in Response Plan:
Yes
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
Nov. 19, 2013
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(225) 383-4425
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
No
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPER:
Yes
Subject To - CWA:
No
Subject To - RCRA:
Yes
Subject To - OPA:
No
Subject To - State EPCRA:
Yes
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

About Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products



The Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products facility is operated in a large petrochemical manufacturing district in northern Baton Rouge, LA. Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products is a member of the Performance Materials and Technologies Strategic Business Unit of Honeywell International Inc. Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell.com) is the parent of Honeywell Performance materials and Technologies, and is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Honeywell is based in Morristown, New Jersey, and its shares are traded on the New York, London and, Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com. Honeywell, Performance Materials and Technologies also based in Morristown, N.J., is a global leader in providing customers with high-performance specialty materials, including fluorine products, specialty films and additives, advanced fibers and composites, intermediate chemicals, specialty chemicals, electronic materials and chemicals, and technologies and materials for petroleum refining.



Health, Safety and Environment/Responsible Care(R);

Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products is committed to managing health, safety and the environment as a core business value to ensure compliance with all applicable government standards and regulations. Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products also integrates health, safety and environmental management into our business as a way of achieving profitable growth and accelerated productivity. Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies participates in the Responsible Care(R); program of the American Chemistry Council, and has achieved and maintained certification to the standard since 2005. Responsible Care(R); is a chemica
l industry program focused on achieving improvements in environmental, health and safety performance beyond levels required by the U.S. government. The Responsible Care(R); program directs its companies to adopt practices for the safe use of materials, to perform regular audits, and to reach out and communicate with the communities in which the companies operate.



(1) Accidental Release Prevention and Emergency Response Policies

It is the policy of Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products to operate a safe and environmentally sound facility by identifying and controlling health, safety, and environmental risks related to its operations; by designing its processes to protect people, property and the environment; by conducting and continually reviewing and improving programs for safety, health and environmental excellence; and by establishing processes to assure that all laws and regulations applicable to its operations and products are known and observed. The accidental release prevention and emergency response policy associated specifically with the plant's use of Chlorine, Hydrogen Fluoride, Hydrochloric Acid, Difluoroethane and Trifluorochloroethylene involves the integration of safety devices and technologies inherent in the design of the process, safe operational procedures and management practices, operator training, emergency response plans, the maintenance of emergency response equipment, coordination with local emergency response services, and communication with the community.



(2) Description of the Facility and the Regulated Substances Handled:

Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products produces fluorinated organic chemicals used in the refrigerant and specialty chemicals markets. The facility employs approximately 180. Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products produces a variety of products including the following:

Gentron 1113 (Trifluorochloroethylene)

Gentron 113 (1,1,2-Trichlorotrifluoroethane)

Gentron 143a (1,1,1-Trifluoroethane)

These products
are used in the refrigerant and specialty chemicals markets. Of the many chemicals used or produced at Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products, five are identified on the EPA list of highly hazardous chemicals and their storage and use exceed the RMP Rules specified threshold quantity. They are:

Chlorine

Hydrogen Fluoride

Hydrochloric Acid

Difluoroethane

Trifluorochloroethylene

These chemicals, along with the others manufactured or consumed, are stored in a variety of tanks and vessels specially designed for the chemicals and their varied processing steps.

In accordance with the requirements of the RMP Rule, a description of the following elements is provided for Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products.



(3) The General Accidental Release Prevention Program and Chemical Specific Prevention Steps:

Honeywell International, Inc. pursues a philosophy of continuous improvement in all aspects of its operations. Improvements are identified and implemented throughout the facility's planning and operating cycles. The employees at Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products are committed to the safe and reliable operation of the plant in a manner that safeguards life, health, property and the environment. The process safety and risk management initiatives are implemented as proactive approaches to minimize the potential for accidental releases. Each of the chemicals on the EPA list at Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products has been evaluated based on the EPA's guidelines. Specific information related to each chemical is supplied in our risk management plan, available from the EPA. Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products has numerous safety devices to prevent and/or reduce the chance of a release occurring. Examples of these devices include:

Remote operated shutoff valves

Continuous process monitoring/control

Containment dikes

Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products has established specific guidelines and procedures for compiling and maintaining written infor
mation for the chemical processes we operate. Specific responsibilities for maintaining this process safety information have been identified and assigned to qualified individuals. The plant's hazard communication program communicates the health and environmental effects of chemicals to our employees. We also maintain comprehensive evaluations of the process chemistry and operating conditions of our processes. Each chemical process is analyzed utilizing a method designed to identify, prevent and minimize the effects of hazards such as fire, chemical release, process control and explosions. The utilization of Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) techniques has been applied at Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products for many years. The process safety analysis approach is applied to major modifications and also to minor operating changes. We review the process hazard analyses on a continuing 5-year cycle so that we can maintain the safety of our processes. Each PHA uses the appropriate methodology to analyze potential hazards and their affects and provides for timely resolution of recommendations. Written operating procedures are structured to cover the significant aspects of plant operation including startup, shutdown, normal operations, upset conditions and emergency response. Each operating area of Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products has specific operating procedures developed by people knowledgeable in the operation of that area, the operators and area supervisors. Besides standard operating procedures, Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products has developed training materials to support the development of individuals into trained and qualified process operators. These training materials have been developed by the operators themselves and include their knowledge from years of on-the-job service. The training program is supported with computer based training modules as well as hands-on training by qualified area trainers. Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products operators
are required to complete a training program before becoming fully qualified.

Mechanical integrity of plant equipment is another way Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products reduces the probability and consequences of potential releases. On-going inspection programs are a key part of maintaining the mechanical integrity of the process equipment. Guidelines and procedures have been developed and are followed by people performing the inspections. Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products personnel are trained and qualified to analyze data and provide operations with timely information for continued safe equipment operation. Quality assurance of new equipment, processes and spare parts provide additional confidence that the equipment containing the process chemicals will perform as designed. Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products' contractor safety program encompasses contractor screening for suitability to perform to Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies standards. Contractors working on-site meet the strict safety requirements including:

A comprehensive safety orientation

Qualification and training documentation

Hazard communication program

Formal audit system

An accident-investigation procedure



(4) Five-Year Accident History:

No incidents with significant off site effects have occurred at the facility in the previous 5 year period



(5) Emergency Response Plan:

It is the policy of Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products to operate a safe and environmentally sound facility by identifying and controlling health, safety and environmental risks related to its operations. By designing its processes to protect people, property and the environment and by conducting and regularly reviewing and improving processes and programs, Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products has an active prevention strategy for its chemical processes. Chemical risk management involves the integration of safety devices and technologies inherent in the design of the process, s
afe operational procedures and management practices, operator training, emergency response planning, maintenance of process and emergency response equipment, coordination of resources and plans with the local and state emergency services and communication with the community. The plan is designed to alert employees by an audible alarm system and as the situation dictates and notify the community through the local mutual aid program. Evacuation procedures are included in the emergency response plan. Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products has its own emergency response brigade made up of trained, qualified, certified emergency response individuals. These responders receive additional training in chemical plant emergency response and many have been trained at nationally known emergency response schools. These plans and responses to incidents are tested annually through drills involving the brigade and emergency service personnel. The brigade receives periodic training e.g., tabletop drills and hands-on exercises, throughout the year.



(6) Planned Changes to Improve Safety:

Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products strives to continually improve process safety at the site. Anytime new equipment is installed, it receives several reviews in our ongoing effort to maintain proven quality equipment. Also, with each new piece of equipment, we track its performance to ensure that it operates in a manner that helps us toward our plant goals of zero environmental and safety incidents. The plant receives audits, both internal and federally mandated, which help improve the level of safety performance. Also, Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products benchmarks companies to achieve a higher level of safety, and comprehensive incident investigations enhance our ability to avoid recurrence of past incidents. As one part of the investigation tool, we have trained employees in root cause analysis, an investigative system designed to identify and correct the causes of equipment and proce
dural failures. It is widely used to help improve our level of safety and environmental performance. Managing change is a key activities task associated with process safety and risk management. Detailed procedural steps have been developed to provide guidance for operations personnel in making necessary process and mechanical changes to maintain a safe plant and achieve a high level of performance. Multi-departmental approvals are required before proceeding with requested changes. This management of change process incorporates:

Process hazard analysis

Operating procedure updates

Mechanical integrity review

Pre-startup safety reviews

Audits to ensure that any process or mechanical change maintain safe performance. In addition, Honeywell Baton Rouge Fluorine Products continues to make efforts to enhance safety and reduce risks through the identification and use of new management-of-change methodologies and tools and to utilize process hazard analysis for the processes and chemicals that are on the site.