The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show will be held March 1-3, 2023, at the JW Marriott in Nashville, TN.
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The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates’ (SOCMA) Board of Governors held its first in-person meeting of 2022 on Monday, February 28, in Fort Worth, TX, to kick off the association’s new trade show.
SOCMA recently submitted a formal letter to United States Trade Representative (USTR), Ambassador Katherine Tai, requesting a meeting on the 301 China Tariffs. The purpose of the meeting is not only to urge USTR to reopen the exclusion process for chemicals imported from China, but to educate and inform USTR on the concerns and impacts of the tariffs on the specialty chemicals industry.
SOCMA Blog: While we are not at the finish line on OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing, the Supreme Court dealt a strong blow against it on Thursday, stating in the decision that the Court believes legal opposition to the ETS is “likely to prevail.”
The Supreme Court reinstituted the stay of OSHA’s COVID–19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). OSHA may not enforce the ETS until and unless there is a decision on the merits of the case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in favor of OSHA, a decision that will be appealed to the Supreme Court.
SOCMA's Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show, February 28-March 2, in Fort Worth, TX, is the industry's first in-person show of 2022. Read our blog to hear what the industry is looking forward to most for the show.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to welcome five new member companies to the association – Northrop Grumman, Chemical Products Corporation (CPC), Custom Equipment Company (CEC), VelocityEHS and Boaz Partners.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published its long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to carry out the September 9 Executive Order (EO) requiring companies with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccinations (with health and religious exemptions), or take weekly COVID-19 tests and wear masks.
SOCMA Blog - To kick off Cybersecurity Awareness Month, SOCMA was pleased to host an executive roundtable focused on Cybersecurity’s Role in Manufacturing. Featuring subject matter experts from SOCMA member companies FitNetworks and McGriff, speakers discussed the importance of developing a holistic cybersecurity approach with strategies for the short, medium and long-term.
SOCMA hosted a roundtable on August 17 to address operational best practices and legal challenges around vaccine mandates, as the Delta Variant continues to change the trajectory of recovery from COVID-19.