ChemStewards® News

  1. 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. 
  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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)...

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?
  8. 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. 

  9. 2017 Performance Improvement Awards Program is Back - Apply Today!

    The Performance Improvement Awards Program is a recognition program focusing on the five Core Principles in ChemStewards. When a facility joins SOCMA, it commits to the following ChemStewards Core Principles...
  10. Layer of Protection Analysis to be a Workshop Discussion

    A new topic has been added to the workshop for the National Chemical Safety Symposium on October 11th in Houston, TX.  In addition to talking about Operational Excellence in EHS, the workshop will also include discussions on the Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)  facilitated by Arthur M. Dowell III, PE Chemical Process Safety Consultant. Details below...
  11. Promote Your Facility Through the ChemStewards Performance Improvement Awards Program

    Every year  ChemStewards Facilities have an opportunity to promote their company through the Performance Improvement Awards Program.  Focusing on the areas of Employee Training, Stakeholder Communications, Product Stewardship, EHS&S in Planning and Operations and Waste Minimization  members can highlight specific achievements...
  12. Learn About the 2017 National Chemical Safety Symposium

    This year’s National Chemical Safety Symposium – hosted by ChemStewards®, will take place on October 11-12, 2017 at the Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria, Houston TX...
  13. Time For Annual ChemStewards Mid-Year Review

    Each summer SOCMA conducts a mid-year review of member participation in the ChemStewards® environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) performance improvement program and provides an annual update to senior management for informational purposes
  14. ChemStewards Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Performance Improvement Awards

    ChemStewards® is now accepting applications for the 2017 Performance Improvement Awards. The awards are a golden opportunity to promote your company's excellence to SOCMA members and clients, gain media exposure and join an elite class of chemical companies...
  15. What Does It Take To Become A ChemStewards Excellence Tier III Facility?

    SOCMA’s ChemStewards® program offers member facilities the ability to participate in an Environmental, Health, Safety and Security program using a tiered system.  Tier status is facility-specific and is determined by a number of factors including risk profile, number of exposure hours for employees, and internal company decisions about appropriate tier level...
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