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OSHA Regulations and COVID-19

The following guidance addresses OSHA health and safety regulatory requirements related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

March 24, 2020

SOCMA Testifies Before EPA on More Practical Risk Assessment of Ethylene Oxide

SOCMA last week advocated for a more practical and representative risk assessment of ethylene oxide (EO) and outlined potential regulatory impacts to batch manufacturers and the specialty chemical value chain during an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on proposed amendments to air emissions.

January 21, 2020

Sustained Engagement is Key for USMCA Passage

The state of play has reached a critical juncture in U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) negotiations (USMCA being the trade agreement that is set to replace NAFTA) as House Democrats continue to work through the thorniest outstanding issues, such as the pact’s labor standards and enforcement mechanism, with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

November 13, 2019

China Tariffs and Impacts to the Chemical-Pharmaceutical Industry

Rigid purity and performance demands, costly infrastructure and expertise and economic and global trends often result in a lack of suppliers outside China. And, in the event that alternate sources exist, supplier(s) often lack adequate volume to make up for shortfalls from China and so SOCMA members are placed on insufficient allocation and face price increases that results in the loss of market share to foreign competitors not subject to such taxes on inputs needed to formulate products.

October 17, 2019



Event Recap: 2019 EHS Regional Roundtable

"I came in 100 percent cold and increased my knowledge 100 percent." After a successful series of events in Cleveland, OH and Fort Mill, SC the Compliance & Stewardship team is gearing up to launch the updated Chemical Operations Training Tool.

March 13, 2019

TSCA Delays Anticipated Due to Government Shutdown

With the U.S. government shutdown moving into its third week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signaled it anticipates delays related to its responsibilities under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

January 9, 2019