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The Post-COVID Supply Chain – What Will it Look Like?

At some point, COVID will come to an end (or, as some experts point out, will become endemic and life will stabilize). From a chemical supply chain perspective, however, what does a post-COVID world look like? Read on for five ways chemical supply chains will likely evolve.

January 20, 2022

Supreme Court Ruling Deals Blow to OSHA ETS on Vaccination and Testing

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.”

January 14, 2022



SOCMA Assists Members with OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine ETS Compliance

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.

November 12, 2021

SOCMA Members Testify on Panel for New OSHA Emergency Response Standard

The Small Business Administration (SBA) in conjunction with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will convene a panel to collect stakeholder input on a proposed new health and safety standard for Emergency Response over four days (October 14, 19, 20 and 21). SOCMA members Ascensus Specialties, represented by Matt Manna, and DanChem, represented by Jonathon Draper, and VanDeMark Chemical, Inc., represented by Chris Banach, will each testify before a panel of OSHA and SBA staff to share the unique concerns and perspectives of the specialty chemical industry regarding the proposed new standard.

October 13, 2021




Achieving Bipartisan Solutions to Key Public Policy Issues Through TALC

When I was asked to serve as Co-Chair of the Trade Association Leadership Council (TALC), I jumped at the chance. The Biden-Harris Administration is off to an active start at a swift pace, enacting a wide range of initiatives. I saw this as an opportunity to further raise SOCMA’s profile and ensure it is well-positioned and squarely situated within the radar of newly appointed Administrators and Secretaries of key federal agencies, members of Congress and other critical players both inside and outside of the Beltway.

May 12, 2021