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SOCMA Committed to Strengthening Nation’s Workforce

Posted: 02/23/15 at 2:02 PM

By Lawrence D. Sloan, SOCMA President and CEO

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is committed to playing a role in strengthening our nation’s workforce.  Our Chemical Process Operator Training (CPOT) program is designed to provide the next generation of chemical/process operators with basic skills they need to secure good paying jobs and opportunities for job advancement as they navigate their careers.  But it all starts with a solid foundation of learning.

Developed in the 1990s by members for our members, SOCMA’s CPOT program has been used extensively by both members and non-members alike, large and small, to educate new hires and ensure that more experienced operators have a strong command of the knowledge, skills and abilities required of the profession.  Recently, we expanded our focus to community colleges, which are key stakeholders in providing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education to a new generation of workers.  We are currently asking our members to establish contacts with...

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Where it all begins – the TSCA Pre-Manufacturing Notice (PMN)

Posted: 02/16/15 at 10:47 AM

Are you in Compliance?

By Dan Newton, Senior Manager, Government Relations

Complying with the Toxic Substances Control Act, our nation’s chemical control law, can be complicated and costly.  Under TSCA section 16(a), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can impose penalties of up to $37,500 each day, so the consequences of non-compliance can be quite serious.

To find out what your company needs to do to comply with TSCA, register today for the 2015 GlobalChem Conference and TSCA Fundamentals Workshop, March 2-4, 2015, at the Baltimore Hilton. 

The TSCA Fundamentals Workshop kicks off Monday, March 2, with a walk through of TSCA by
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SOCMA Big Easy Bound for InformEx USA 2015

Posted: 01/27/15 at 3:45 PM

 

By Jenny Gaines, Senior Manager, Communications

Excitement is in the air as the SOCMA staff prepares to head south next week, February 3-5, for the 2015 InformEx USA trade show in New Orleans.  There’s no better place than the Big Easy to catch up with many of our SOCMA members and enjoy a full week of activities, including education sessions and a host of networking receptions.

SOCMA President Larry Sloan and Vice President of Government and Public Relations Bill Allmond are both included in the InformEx education lineup.  These innovation-focused education sessions are a great opportunity to gain expert guidance on emerging industry trends and opportunities.

Sloan will share an economic perspective on the specialty chemical industry, during which he will share data on specific end-use markets and discuss the current economic health of various industry segments.  For tho...

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