SOCMA continues to monitor the long term impacts of COVID-19 on business continuity related to manufacturing/operations and regulatory and legislative mandates. The following COVID-19 resources have been developed from staff research or shared by SOCMA member companies. The information is available for adoption and reference.
SOCMA ROUNDTABLE: IMPACTS OF DELTA VARIANT ON SPECIALTY CHEMICALS INDUSTRY
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.
Checklist for Vaccine Policy Implementation for Companies with Fewer Than 100 Employees
The COVID-19 vaccine offers the hope of ending the pandemic, but there are tough questions and decisions around its implementation for employers. This checklist is designed to guide the decisions, policies and compliance around the COVID-19 vaccine.
Sample Vaccination Policy for Companies with Fewer Than 100 Employees
In December, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance that employers can mandate COVID-19 vaccines, but many have grappled if they should from both an operational and cultural perspective.
A poll administered by SOCMA indicates that 100% of the organizations will not mandate employee vaccinations. Below is a sample vaccination policy that can be modified to include mandated or highly suggested language
In this post, SOCMA shares core considerations for developing return to work plans. The following information was compiled during a SOCMA roundtable discussion with DanChem, Strem Chemicals, Inc., and Sun Chemical Corporation. A template for a return to work plan is in development and will be available in the coming week.
In an effort to protect the health and welfare of employees, their families and income, VanDeMark Chemical implemented a questionnaire for employees to assess risk levels away from the work site. Each employee completes the form prior to each shift.
This template is provided to SOCMA by VanDeMark Chemical.
The decision matrix can be used to execute systems and mitigate risk in the event of a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 within a facility. The decision matrix was developed by Sun Chemical and updated by SOCMA to serve as a template.
On-board your new chemical operators while accounting for social distancing practices with SOCMA’s new ChemOps Training. The tool provides on-demand micro-learning modules, 3D process animations, self-assessments, and is accessible on both desktop and mobile devices.
Dealing with customer audits when business is being conducted in a virtual world can pose challenges.
SOCMA’s Audit Peer Group works to actively support supplier networks and streamline the audit process.
Learn more from our Senior Director of Compliance & Stewardship, Joe Dettinger, on completing virtual audits.
Template: Maximum Occupancy Signs
To encourage social distancing and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, Nation Ford Chemical measured each room to ensure there was 6’ distance between employees to develop a new max occupancy number.