The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates, Inc is excited to announce the launch of its refreshed Safety Recognition program. Building upon the best practice sharing culture of SOCMA members, the program offers opportunities for companies to showcase year-round safety efforts in five key areas
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Crisis communications is a key component of safety management that all companies, no matter the industry, must effectively manage, whether in the midst of an actual crisis, or the potential of one. During SOCMA’s Crisis Communications webinar, speakers Rachel Coffman, Coffman Collaborative, and Christopher Brotherton, Ortec Inc., shared their expertise and experiences in this area.
Best practices were shared during SOCMA’s Safety Webinar on PSM and Incident Investigation that can be utilized to maintain a consistent level of safety and awareness across all operational areas and for facility workers. Below are key takeaways specialty chemical manufacturers can use as guidance for their facility.
Materials in Motion! Material Transfer: Understanding the Associated Risks and Best Practices for Mitigating Them
Specialty chemical manufacturers handle a multitude of chemistries and materials every day, and it is imperative employees understand ways to minimize associated risks that can occur with transfers, including static electricity, overfilling, and others hazards and injuries due to equipment failure and other potential scenarios.
Specialty chemical manufacturers utilize and produce a multitude of products, chemistries, and equipment, and having necessary procedures in place should an incident occur will safeguard the safety and welfare of both employees and local community.
Over the next six weeks, SOCMA will deliver a series of virtual programming and resources to support operations teams in the following areas. The campaign puts safety preparedness as the focal point and will cover plant emergency response and preparedness, material handling and transfer, and crisis communications.
The health and safety of employees is paramount to the specialty chemical industry. Specialty chemistry produces high-value chemicals, which are used in products vital to consumers and industry and serve a range of important markets including performance chemicals, agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals. These chemistries are critical to virtually every sector of the economy and touch almost every facet of our daily lives, and SOCMA members are committed to producing them in a safe and responsible way.