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.
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.”
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.
Instructional Design – What Impact Does It Have? Written by Tammy Netherland, Senior Manager, Technical and Safety, SOCMADecember 8, 2021... View Article
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.
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.
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.
By Tammy Netherland, Senior Manager, Technical & Safety Education September 7, 2021 What’s in a Name? “ChemOps Training” – Fresh Name... View Article
Replacing a chemical reactor is a major undertaking during the best of circumstances, but what happens when this needs to be done during a pandemic – and multiple teams are involved? Is it possible to safely replace equipment worth millions of dollars expected to last 50 years or more?
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.