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At Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) we put safety first when it comes to our employees and the handling of our products. How important is safety to you?
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Assure the interviewer that you are as concerned about safety as they are. In which ways do you put safety first? Talk about the importance of safety in the workplace.
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Top 30 Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Ltd. Interview Questions with Full Content
1.
At Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) we put safety first when it comes to our employees and the handling of our products. How important is safety to you?
Assure the interviewer that you are as concerned about safety as they are. In which ways do you put safety first? Talk about the importance of safety in the workplace.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"One of the reasons why Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Ltd. stands out to me as a potential employer, is your dedication to workplace safety. I feel that safety should be the number one consideration in this industry. It determines employee engagement, company profitability, and ensures a strong industry reputation."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Safety is the most important factor in the workplace, in my opinion. When working with chemicals, especially! I have attended a variety of safety training including Decontamination, Responding to Chemical Emergencies, and CPR / First Aid."
2.
In the chemical industry there is always potential for dangerous spills and exposure to toxic chemicals. Are you willing to work in an industry that poses this type of risk?
The interviewer would like to know that you can professionally handle an emergency situation. Have you ever encountered a chemical spill or other emergency situation in the workplace? Talk to the interviewer about how you reacted. If you have not experienced this, discuss how you feel you would respond in this type of situation.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have experienced a couple of different scenarios surrounding chemical spills. When situations like this occur, I am sure to rely on my training when it comes to chemical related emergencies. I feel well equipped to handle a situation like this in a professional manner."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I am well trained for these scenarios and fully understand the risks that come with working for Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Ltd., and the chemicals industry in general."
3.
In your chemicals career have you ever experienced a chemical related emergency such as a spill or injured co-worker due to exposure?
Assure the interviewer that you are well equipped when it comes to handling an emergency situation in the workplace. Do you have any training when it comes to chemical safety, chemical spills, etc.?

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have a spotless safety record in my work history, so I have not experienced a chemical related emergency at this point in my career. I have great amounts of training in emergency situations, as well as WHMIS and OSHA certified."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I experienced a chemical spill in one of our warehouse facilities last year. A forklift operator accidentally pierced a container. In my current position, we have rigorous spill protocols. We followed those protocols and were able to avoid any injury and toxic exposure."
4.
At Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) we take every step possible to be a leader in our industry. In your opinion, who are our competitors and what sets us apart from them?
It is vital to research the company before your interview. You should learn who the company's competitors are. Discuss your findings with the interviewer and be sure to speak highly of Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Ltd. while answering this question.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have researched Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Ltd. and see that you truly are an industry leader in the chemicals arena. From my research, I believe what sets you apart is your incredible customer service and dedication to safety. Also, it appears that your employee benefits package is one of the best in the industry."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"From my research, I understand that your biggest competitors are companies X, Y, and Z. Your branding is what sets Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Ltd. apart from its competitors. A good brand equals trust and with your strong branding comes a great deal of public trust in your product."
5.
Tell me about any safety related training you have received when it comes to the handling of chemicals and other toxic substances.
Give the interviewer a concise overview of your formal and on the job training related to chemical safety and proper handling. You can be brief when answering this question but be sure to give the interviewer confidence in your abilities.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I am certified in chemical safety and currently hold a valid WHMIS certificate as well as a valid OSHA certificate. I am confident in the training I have received and understand the importance of caution and safety while working around chemicals and potentially toxic substances."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"As I am new to this industry, I have not taken any safety-related training related to chemicals. If you could suggest some specific training, I would be happy to get a head start while you make your hiring decision."
6.
Do you have experience when it comes to appropriate shipping and handling of chemicals and other potentially toxic products?
Proper shipping and handling of chemicals are of utmost importance to the success of most chemical companies. Talk to the interviewer about your experience in transportation of chemicals.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have experience in shipping and handling of chemicals by road transportation and air. I have been formally trained in Hazardous Material Transportation Act (HMTA) and have a spotless record when it comes to transportation safety."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Because I am new to the chemicals industry, I do not have specific experience when it comes to the appropriate shipping and handling of chemicals. I am here to learn, and will do so, enthusiastically."
7.
In your opinion, what do you think has been the biggest change in the chemicals industry in the past 10 years?
Talk to the interviewer about the most significant changes you have seen in the chemicals industry. Keep your answer positive by focusing on the changes that have been good for the industry.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I feel that the biggest change in the chemicals industry has been the amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These amendments have greatly assisted with the consistency of communication and expectations in the chemicals industry."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"The chemicals industry is always faced with new challenges as policy changes come all the time. The biggest challenge that stands out to me is increasing capital costs that cause knee-jerk reactions such as cost-cutting measurements that end up being poor decisions further down the road."
8.
At Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) we try to hire individuals dedicated to their own professional development. If you could take any related coursework, what would you choose?
The interviewer would like to know if you are willing to expand your industry knowledge through further professional development and coursework. Talk to the interviewer about any additional education you may have been considering and assure them you are interested in the professional development options they may be offering.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I am very dedicated to my professional development and am happy to attend any coursework that you may recommend. If I could choose any related coursework, I would choose further education on leadership and team engagement."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"GLP and Quality Assurance are topics of interest to me. I appreciate that Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Ltd. emphasizes the professional development of their employees."
9.
At Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) we try to hire people who want to stay with us long term. What are your long term career plans and how do we fit into your plans?
Discuss with the interviewer your longer-term career plans and how they fit into the career path being offered by Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Ltd.. Assure the interviewer that you are looking for a longer term fit.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I am looking for a long-term career path which is one of the reasons I applied to work with Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Ltd.. I like that you have opportunities for advancement within your team and that you offer professional development coursework. If hired, I would seek to work my way into a leadership role with Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Ltd.."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I plan to have a long-term career in the chemicals industry. My education is geared to this as I recently graduated from Chemical Engineering. I would be happy to enjoy a long-term career with Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Ltd.."
10.
What do you know about the workplace culture here at Deccan Fine Chemicals (India)?
It is critical that you spend time researching Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Ltd. and it's workplace culture before your interview. What did you find impressive about their culture? How do you see yourself fitting in?

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I am impressed with the culture at Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Ltd.. There are many great reviews online, and I have spoken with one of your current employees whom I know. I like that you have strong performance incentives in place for your employees and offer a safe and comfortable workplace for all. Your zero tolerance employee discrimination program is inspiring as well."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I have conducted a great deal of research on Deccan Fine Chemicals (India) Ltd. and the workplace culture that you discuss on your website. From my understanding, you boast a workplace culture of tolerance, diversity, and transparency."
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