ChemStewards® News

  1. SOCMA’s EHS Regional Roundtables to Focus on Importance of Safety Culture

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce it will host three EHS Regional Roundtables this spring, focusing on the importance of establishing a positive safety culture in specialty and fine chemical facilities.

  2. Reminder to SOCMA member companies to comply with OSHA's Recordkeeping Requirement

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA's Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2017....

  3. REGISTER NOW for the 2018 Regional Roundtables

    Registration is now open for the 2018 Compliance & Stewardship Regional Roundtables! This year's discussion will focus on establishing a safety culture in your facility. This event is the perfect venue for SOCMA members...
  4. Let's keep Communication Open with all Stakeholders!

    Getting the most out of your ChemStewards audit is a top priority, so we are working to ensure that open communication among all parties (auditors, coordinators, upper management and SOCMA staff) is well defined. Below are the first steps we are taking to continuously improve communication with stakeholders...

  5. ChemStewards Is Gearing Up for New Direction in 2018!

    Now that 2017 has come to an end, ChemStewards is all set to take on the new direction of SOCMA in 2018. As we get a head start of this new phase, we are planning the year ahead by reviewing the program's successes to date and determining how we can encompass the unique needs of each sector in the coming year...
  6. SOCMA Announces 2017 Performance Improvement Award Winners

    ARLINGTON, VA – More than 40 SOCMA member facilities will receive 2017 Performance Improvement Awards for their outstanding commitment to continuous improvement in environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) practices at the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) 96th Annual Dinner, December 4, in New York.

  7. 2017 Performance Improvement Awards Program

    SOCMA's Performance Improvement Awards are a golden opportunity to promote your company's excellence to SOCMA membership and clients, gain media exposure and join an elite class of chemical companies. Thank you to all members that applied for awards this year.  We are pleased to announce this year’s winners...

  8. SOCMA to Host National Chemical Safety Symposium in Houston

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates is holding the 2017 National Chemical Safety Symposium – hosted by ChemStewards®, October 11-12, at the Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria in Houston, TX. 
  9. Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2017 National Chemical Safety Symposium

    SOCMA is happy to host, once again, the 2017 National Chemical Safety Symposium in Houston, TX. This two-day event, set for October 11-12, provides not only educational sessions but several networking opportunities...

  10. Applications for the 2017 Performance Improvement Awards are Now Closed

    SOCMA would like to extend many thanks to all who have submitted applications for this year’s Performance Improvement Awards Program. We are the in process of reviewing submissions and will be contacting your company in the next month, if selected...

  11. Webinar: Understanding the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Plant Program

    The Department of Energy (DOE) will provide a description of its Better Plants program, including resources that can enhance your company's ability to improve energy performance during an upcoming webinar on October 3, beginning at 1:00 PM (EST)...

  12. SOCMA to Host Retrospective Panel on Disaster Planning & Response at National Chemical Safety Symposium

    ARLINGTON, VA – With Houston, Florida and the Southeastern United States impacted by flooding and storm damage as a result of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is coordinating a retrospective panel discussion on disaster planning and response at the National Chemical Safety Symposium – Hosted by ChemStewards®, October 11-12, in Houston, TX.

  13. SBA Seeks Input from Small Businesses at Missouri and Kansas Regional Regulatory Roundtables

    The Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy is hosting a Regulatory Reform Roundtable in St. Louis, MO, on September 12 and Overland Park, KS, on September 14.

  14. Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)—A Competency That Can Help Your Organization Better Manage Chemical Process Risks

    Learn more at SOCMA's National Chemical Safety Symposium (hosted by ChemStewards)

    October 11 & 12 | Houston, TX

    How safe is safe enough? Additional safeguards or independent protection layers can always be added but how can your team decide and defend how many and what type of safeguards or barriers are enough to prevent or mitigate a chemical process event?
  15. 23 SOCMA Member Facilities Exceed ChemStewards® EHS&S Benchmarks

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce that 23 member facilities are now exceeding key ChemStewards® benchmarks, qualifying them for the program’s Excellence Tier. 

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