Advanced Chemical Receives OHSAS Certificate

Warwick, Rhode Island — Advanced Chemical is proud to announce its recently granted OHSAS 18001 status. From now through 2017, the OHSAS (Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services) certification confirms Advanced Chemical's mission to provide a safe and supportive environment for all employees and visitors at its full-service precious metals refinery.

Developed in response to the widespread need for an industry standard, the OHSAS 18001 certification is a process that uses the OHS system to control occupational health and safety risks in such areas as planning and hazard identification, risk assessments/risk control, communication, training, and operational monitoring. With OHSAS 18001 systems, Advanced Chemical achieves safety management, avoids health and safety risks, improves HSE performance, and lowers costs by reducing incidents and employee downtime due to injury or illness.

"Advanced Chemical is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees, visitors, contractors, and customers," states company president Gerald Smith. "We do all we can to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses for our employees while they conduct precious metal and semi-precious metal recycling operations, which also includes manufacturing, size reduction, laboratory analysis, and transportation. Our management team is trained to take appropriate corrective and preventive actions to ensure safe conditions and healthy situations."

With its OHSAS 18001 status, Advanced Chemical gains a competitive advantage as it increases customer confidence and sets the industry standard for health and safety.

About Advanced Chemical

Advanced Chemical is a family owned and operated full-service precious metals refinery headquartered in Warwick, Rhode Island. The company refines gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium in its 25,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art and environmentally safe refinery and handles most hazardous and non-hazardous precious-metal-bearing material from a wide array of industries. Advanced Chemical is a leading manufacturer of proprietary precious metal electroplating chemistries and other specialty chemistries and has laboratory services that include assaying, element identification, and product support. For more information, visit

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