ChemStewards® News

  1. EPA Issues Rule Finalizing Changes to Existing Hazardous Waste Export and Import Regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule to improve the nation’s hazardous waste regulations to protect public health and the environment. The updated Hazardous Waste Import and Export Regulations streamline...
  2. OSHA Public Meetings Set on Hazard Communication Issues

    OSHA will hold a public meeting to discuss potential updates to the Hazard Communication Standard on Nov. 16, 2016, in Arlington, Va. OSHA is beginning its rule making efforts to maintain alignment of the Hazard Communication Standard with the most recent revision of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals...
  3. Show Us Your ChemStewards Pride

    SOCMA is proud to announce that LONZA – Lake Charles Facility has furthered its commitment to environmental, health, safety and security excellence by becoming re-certified in ChemStewards performance improvement program...
  4. Thank You to Our Members Who Attended Committee Week

    SOCMA’s Annual Committee Week is the perfect opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and help shape legislation and regulation affecting your companies. ChemStewards Performance Improvement Committee kicked off the week-long event in DC...
  5. OSHA and Department of Transportation Agency Develop Memorandum to Protect Workers from Hazardous Chemicals

    OSHA and the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration developed a guidance memorandum that clarifies the appropriate labeling of hazardous chemicals during transport and in the workplace...
  6. OSHA Releases Recommendations for Creating a Safety and Health Plan

    OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels today released a set of Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs to help employers establish a methodical approach to improving safety at their workplaces.... 
  7. Congratulations to SOCMA's 2016 Performance Improvement Award Winners

    Congratulations to the 2016 Performance Improvement Award Winners! This year, SOCMA received a record number of applications, and through a month long blind selection process, the judging committee has selected an outstanding group of facilities to be recipients of this year’s awards. Winners will be recognized at  SOCMA's 95th Annual Dinner  in New York City on December 5th...

  8. Get to know your ChemStewards Auditor, Kirstin Dolan

    Kirstin Dolan is a project director for WSP Environmental Strategies LLC. She has an M.S. in environmental management from Duke University. Ms. Dolan has extensive experience conducting environmental site assessments; regulatory compliance audits; and...
  9. Get to know your ChemStewards Auditor, Art Gillen

    Art Gillen has been a consultant  for 18 years after spending 25 years in the chemical industry. He has provided engineering, regulatory and legislative compliance and advocacy support for Union Carbide and BASF Corporation...
  10. 23 SOCMA Member Facilities Exceed ChemStewards® EHS&S Benchmarks

    Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announced today that 23 member facilities are now exceeding key ChemStewards® benchmarks, qualifying them for the Excellence Tier – the program’s highest ranking.
  11. New Updates Available for ChemStewards Chemical Operator Training Manual

    SOCMA just added a new chapter on Formulation to the ChemStewards Chemical Operator Training Manual. You can now download the latest version of the manual from SOCMA's Products and Services page or from the ChemStewards Portal...

  12. EPA Tool Helps Communities Across the Country Prepare for Climate Change

    As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to strengthen America’s climate resilience, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an updated online climate change risk assessment tool that assists users in designing adaptation plans based on the types of threats confronting their communities....
  13. Oil and Gas Safety and Health Conference to be Held in Houston Nov. 29-30

    Representatives from OSHA and UT Arlington OSHA Training Institute Education Center will meet Nov. 29-30 with other regulatory agency representatives, as well as oil and gas industry leaders in Houston for the 2016 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference...
  14. Attend Free ChemStewards 101 Webinar Training

    As part of your SOCMA member benefits, we urge you to take advantage of the free training and resources offered by ChemStewards®. The ChemStewards team conducts 101 training...

  15. Utilize the ChemStewards Management Portal: Q&A Page

    The ChemStewards® Management Portal is the primary online repository for all information on the ChemStewards program. The portal is accessible online, making it possible for users to log on at your facility or remotely...

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