ChemStewards® News

  1. Application for Tier III Excellence Level is Extended

    The deadline for submitting your Tier III Excellence Level is extended until May 31st.  ChemStewards members can fill out the new Tier III application located in the ChemStewards Portal. This new process will allow members to  include their own company metrics for consideration...
  2. Register Now for ChemStewards National Chemical Safety Symposium

    Registration is now open for the 2017 National Chemical Safety Symposium – Hosted by ChemStewards. This year’s event will once again focus on process safety, as well as feature discussions with our Government Relations team and other key stakeholders on local, state federal issues impacting the specialty chemical industry. Register now
  3. Application for Tier III Excellence Level is Extended

    The deadline for submitting your Tier III Excellence Level is extended until May 31st.  ChemStewards members can fill out the new Tier III application located in the 

    ChemStewards Portal...

  4. A Strong Process Safety Culture leads to Strong Process Safety Performance

    A culture of safety has become important and necessary throughout industry.  One of the best ways to enhance facility goals is by sharing of best practices. The importance of process safety to the individual, the organization, and the community should be understood by all in the organization. Each individual should be aware of his/her responsibilities with respect to their process safety performance...
  5. Tier III Applications – Deadline Extended to May 31

    In an effort to assist members in achieving continuous improvement in their facilities, all of our members can now apply for the Excellence Tier on a voluntary basis. The new process is more customized and allows members to showcase the areas in which they excel. As facilities strive to go above and beyond, this new standard will encourage members to share their stories of exceptional EHS&S efforts...
  6. ChemStewards Q&A Page

    New topics posted on our Q&A Page. Help us spread the word and share best practices among fellow chemical industry folks. Take a moment to visit the site and send your comments/ feedbacks anonymously...

  7. Outstanding Line Up of Speakers at the 2017 National Chemical Safety Symposium

    ChemStewards will once again host the National Chemical Safety Symposium in Houston, TX, October 11-12. This meeting will focus on process safety, as well as feature discussions on legislative and regulatory issues impacting their businesses at the local, state and federal levels...
  8. A Closer Look into ChemStewards Performance Metrics

    An essential element of any environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) improvement program is the measure of existing and future performance, and capturing facility metrics year-to-year should be standard...
  9. Increased Importance Placed on Process Safety

    Over the past several years, process safety has become increasingly important, especially in the chemical industry. Today companies, both large and small, put a premium on improving their process safety performance. As an advocate of process safety, ChemStewards® believes its importance to the individual, organization and community should be understood by all employees. And, everyone should have an awareness of his/her responsibilities with respect to their process safety performance...

  10. ChemStewards Announces New Excellence Tier Application Process

    Washington, D.C. - ChemStewards®, the environmental, health, safety and security management program for the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), is pleased to announce a new process for members applying for the program's highest honor, the Excellence Tier.

  11. Department of Homeland Security CFATS Update

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) update at a recent meeting of the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council. According to DHS, 2,700 Site Security Plans (SSPs) have been approved, and 90 percent of what DHS is doing in the field is compliance inspections... 
  12. Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety

    The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. One remarkable thing about the list... 

  13. ChemStewards New Excellence Tier Application Process Is Now Open

    We are excited to announce that we have updated the requirements for the Tier III Excellence level.  Previously, certain metrics were required in order to achieve this standard. Now all our members can voluntarily apply for the Excellence Tier III.  This new process will allow members to include their own company metrics for consideration in a particular excellence category in addition to sharing best practices...

  14. Final Rule Clarifies Recordkeeping Obligations

    The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that clarifies an employer's continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness. Effective January 18, the new final rule more...

  15. Final Rule on Beryllium Lowers Exposure Levels, Will Protect 62,000 Workers

    An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule issued January 6 dramatically lowers workplace exposure to beryllium, a useful metal that can be hazardous to workers when particles are inhaled through dust or fumes during processing. The new standards, which apply to general industry...
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