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ASHTA Chemicals Inc.’s (ASHTA) Business Discipline Management (BDM) System incorporates the elements of: the International Standards Organization (ISO) standard 9001:2008; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) rule; and the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Risk Management Program (RMP). A BDM steering committee that is comprised of senior management members, oversees and regularly reviews the compliance and effectiveness of ASHTA’s performance relative to the BDM system and company goals.

ASHTA meets and is certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standards, which are aimed primarily at achieving customer satisfaction by preventing non-conformity in all activities. ASHTA selected Quality Evaluations Inc. (ABS) as its registrar to conduct semiannual independent audits of the Quality System to verify compliance to these required standards. The selection of ABS was based on (a), an auditing style that was compatible with the ASHTA BDM System philosophy, (b), their positive continual improvement philosophy, and (c), the fact that many of ASHTA’s ISO certified product customers also use ABS as their registrar. The ABS auditing style measures our performance, helps us correct and minimize our deficiencies as well as  applauds our successes.

ASHTA is committed to continually review and improve the manufacturing processes and products to minimize any adverse safety, health and environmental impacts. ASHTA has developed operating procedures and practices to meet the requirements of OSHA’s PSM and EPA’s RMP rules.  The procedures and work place practices are important tools that are also used to meet ASHTA’s operational goals. These tools are designed to build the framework for worker safety and health programs through the involvement of all employees. ASHTA's goals are to provide employees with a safe workplace, protect the environment outside the workplace and provide ASHTA’s customers with safe products by understanding and adhering to these management system standards.

ASHTA is also a member of the Chlorine Institute, the trade association made up of companies interested in the safe production and distribution of chlorine and other alkali products.  ASHTA is committed to adhere to the best manufacturing and distribution practices set forth in the Chlorine Institute Pamphlet Program. ASHTA’s distributors are required to adhere to the principles of Responsible Distribution as stated by the National Association of Chemical Distributors.

Operating by the ASHTA BDM System enhances partnerships with our valuable customers, suppliers, and the community.  ASHTA is committed to bringing added value to our customers and shareholders through continual improvement of our product quality, process safety, environmental compliance, and product distribution performance.