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Safety and Health

A commitment to total safety is the commitment to doing things right.

Air Products has one of the best safety records and we'd like to improve it even further. But improvement takes a strong individual commitment and constant safety vigilance by every employee. That's why we hold all of our people accountable for working safely and reporting unsafe conditions.

To us, nothing is more important than safety—not production, not sales, not profits. We strive for a "Count on Me" attitude in everything we do.

Safety Data Sheets 

2015 Sustainability Report
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2014 Safety Performance

The safety and health of our people, customers and the communities where we live and operate remains our highest priority. We believe all accidents are preventable, and our goal is zero injuries. We also aim to meet or exceed applicable occupational health and safety standards.

All employees must abide by our Total Safety Philosophy as a condition of employment. Safety activities are tracked and assessed, and steps are taken to further improve safety throughout the Company.

Good health supports good business, and we strive for a work environment that upholds and improves employees’ mental and physical health through a variety of programs, tools, training and services.

We believe safety is a moral responsibility. The only acceptable goal is zero accidents. For the first time in FY14 we included the safety performance of our South American acquisition. This resulted in a significant increase in the number and rate of employee and contractor recordables and lost-time injuries in FY14.

employee recordables
employee recordable
injury rate
employee lost-time incident rate
employee lost-time incidents
reduction in preventable accidents per one million kilometers
contractor recordables
contractor recordable
injury rate
contractor lost-time
incident rate
contractor lost-time incidents

Rates shown based on the number of recordable incidents for each 100 full-time employees per year, based on 2,000 hours worked per employee per year.

Process Safety

Process safety has been a key component of our EH&S program since the 1970s, and we have evolved into an industry leader in this area.

We believe we have a commitment to ensure:

  • Our processes and products are designed to minimize risks from potential process safety incidents
  • Our operating facilities and the delivery of our products to customers are conducted in a safe and responsible manner

We’ve developed our own internal training courses in process safety in Process Hazards Analysis, Quantitative Fault Tree Analysis, Consequence Analysis, and HAZOP.


Air Products supports:
AICHe Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) American Chemistry Council
International Process Safety Group (IPSG) Compressed Gas Association

In this Section:

Pipeline Safety
Global Health and Wellness 

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Our Total Safety Philosophy

Total Safety Philosophy

Our total safety philosophy.

Air Products employees operate in a Culture of Active CaringCount on Me

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When it comes to safety,
Air Products employees operate in a Culture of Active Caring.


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