In line with the current laws, 100% of our products have been certified pursuant to the rules laid down by the National Petroleum Agency (ANP). While a product is being developed, studies are carried out to assess its possible impacts on health and safety. In the production, storage, and distribution stages, these impacts are monitored every six months through the Medical Control Program for Occupational Health (PCMSO). Assessments carried out in the life cycle stages occur as follows:
* These data refer to all products manufactured and sold by the Downstream area (nearly 300 products).
Several procedures are adopted to minimize impacts on health and safety, such as: preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS); conducting periodic training; development of the Environmental Risk Prevention Program (PPRA), with the quantitative evaluation of chemicals (product vapors), and the Medical Control Program for Occupational Health; availability of the Occupational Health Certificate (ASA); undertaking risk analysis for the facilities; accident investigation; and preparation of chips for emergency transportation. Training is provided and safety and health campaigns developed for drivers who transport Liquigás products.
At Liquigás, all products are investigated and analyzed in order to adopt blocking actions and to avoid the risk of accidents. A project that improves the people's health is a diagnosis of emissions as result of Liquigás activities, under which initiatives are carried out to improve air quality and reduce public exposure to potential health hazards.
In addition, LPG bottling operations are systematically checked in order to ensure the safety of gas cylinders in terms of leaks. The product's possible impacts on health and safety are assessed in the phases of design, implementation and operation of LPG storage and distribution equipment. Every five years, the bottles go through a requalification process consisting of rigorous testing to ensure to the company, community and consumers that the product is of good quality and is safe for use and handling.
Cylinders that may have technical problems or pose risks are also segregated, removed from circulation, scrapped and destroyed. There is also an operating procedure involving the visual inspection of all metal containers entering the bottling process, in which the integrity of the cylinder, the levels of oxidation and corrosion, dents and other non-conformities are verified. Cylinders that may need maintenance or requalification are withdrawn from circulation.
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