SOCMA Announces National Chemical Safety Symposium Hosted by ChemStewards®

Experts to Discuss Process and Occupational Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2013

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Jenny Gaines
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Washington, DC – Given the chemical industry’s increasing emphasis on safety, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) ChemStewards® Program is hosting the National Chemical Safety Symposium, May 22, 2013, in Houston, TX, where national and local authorities will discuss the latest trends and methodologies in process and occupational safety. ChemStewards, SOCMA’s environmental, health, safety and security program (EHS&S), assists chemical companies in optimizing their performance and creating a safe and secure manufacturing environment.

“As I’ve visited facilities throughout the past year, I’ve found process and occupational safety are top priorities for these companies, and they are making investments to ensure their employees are getting the training they need to create a safe workplace,” said Dr. J. Holland Jordan, Managing Director of ChemStewards. “As a program established to meet the unique needs of the specialty chemical industry, the symposium is one way we can provide information and share best practices to assist these companies on the road to improving their EHS&S practices.”

Dr. M. Sam Mannan, Chemical Engineering Department Regents Professor, Holder of the T. Michael O'Connor I Chair and Director of the Mary K. O’Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University, will be the keynote speaker. Also included on the agenda will be professionals from industry, government and academia. And an expert industry panel will discuss new techniques designed to address plant safety.

For more information about the symposium, click here.


About SOCMA
SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, we have represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies, making us the leading authority on this sector. SOCMA has a global membership of 220 companies, which employ more than 46,000 workers in the U.S. alone.

ChemStewards® is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards was created from industry’s commitment to reducing our environmental footprint. Industry created ChemStewards to meet the unique needs of the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance. To learn more visit
www.chemstewards.com.