WASHINGTON, March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce ChemStewards®, its flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) program, is hosting four Regional Roundtables this spring, focusing on the latest trends and methodologies used in the industry today to create a safe and secure manufacturing environment, as well as improving overall operational excellence at member facilities.
"Regional Roundtables are held every other year in locations across the country where SOCMA members can attend meetings close to home to hear from industry experts and share best practices with their peers about how they can improve EHS&S processes and optimize performance in their facilities," said Dr. J. Holland Jordan, Managing Director of ChemStewards.
"From handling audits to management of near-miss programs and instilling a safety first culture, these meetings provide our members with information and resources they can take back to their plants and use as they strive for EHS&S excellence," Jordan said.
"This year, we have added a new caveat to our meetings that we hope will entice even more members to attend," Jordan said. "Achieving operational excellence throughout their facilities has always been a top priority for SOCMA members, and with this in mind, our afternoon session will focus solely on topics associated with this issue. We have reached out to our members for their input on what topics would best assist them in this effort."
The Regional Roundtables, which start April 20 in Houston, TX, will feature speakers from AIChE's Center for Chemical Process Safety, who will share information about Vision 20/20 – a program that "looks into the not-too-distant future to demonstrate what perfect process safety will look like when it is championed by industry."
ChemStewards auditors and members will also share best practices through presentations, panel discussions, networking and Q&A discussions.
Find more information about the ChemStewards Regional Roundtables and registration details here.
Since 1921, SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies located around the world. Collectively, SOCMA members are key drivers to a successful economy, contributing $24 billion annually to the U.S. GDP. www.socma.com
ChemStewards®, SOCMA's flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program, was created to meet the unique needs of the specialty chemical industry. www.chemstewards.com
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