SOCMA Launching InteChem07 - Integrating Security with Management Systems
August 21, 2007 - The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) is hosting a conference covering the requirements of the recently enacted chemical security standards, including important updates by key DHS officials, and how to integrate these into a company’s management systems.
-Hon. Robert Stephan, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security;
-William Wright, Interim Executive of the Chemical Safety Board.
Monday, October 1, will feature an optional 1-day workshop focusing specifically on ChemStewards® and celebrating the 2 year anniversary of the program. The highlight of the workshop will be a Mock Audit on document verification procedures performed by three certified ChemStewards auditors.
SOCMA has partnered with five organizations which are lending their time and support towards InteChem:
-National Association of Chemical Distributors;
-National Paint & Coatings Association;
-The Fertilizer Institute;
-Agricultural Retailers Association;
-The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration.
Guest Speakers: Bob Stephan, Department of Homeland Security
William Wright, Chemical Safety Board
When: October 2-3, 2007 – InteChem07
October 1, 2007 - ChemStewards® Workshop
Where: Sheraton City Center Hotel
101 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
RSVP: Gregory Minchak
Register: Visit www.intechem.org for more registration information.
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SOCMA is the leading trade association, serving the specialty-batch and custom chemical industry since 1921. SOCMA’s nearly 300 members employ more than 100,000 workers across the country and produce 50,000 products valued at $60 billion annually. For more information please visit www.socma.org.
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 the environmental footprint left by member’s facilities. 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 synthetic and organic chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance. To learn more visit www.chemstewards.org.
What Members Are Saying…
“Right off the bat, SOCMA’s ChemStewards provides you with a template that shows you good practices that should be implemented across-the-board. And the dialogue with other members and SOCMA staff is very valuable. You would have to pay a lot of money to bring in that kind of expertise, but with SOCMA, it’s all a benefit of membership.”