Eastman assesses potential risks to employees and local communities. The company emergency response policy, reviewed annually by the Global Health, Safety, Environment, and Security department, states that Eastman facilities that manufacture, process, use, distribute, or store hazardous materials will have an emergency response program to help protect employees and the community.
Through our ongoing training program, Eastman trains employees who have response or communications responsibilities in the event of an emergency. Eastman completes emergency exercises, at least annually, to test operability of the written emergency response plan.
The emergency response plan contains communications and the recovery needs of the community during and after a site emergency. Communications include relevant and useful emergency response planning information to the local emergency planning authorities or committees. Eastman sites coordinate the written site emergency response plan with the comprehensive community emergency response plan and other facilities and periodically test the plan.