Reminder: SOCMA's InteChem07 this week

Oct. 1, 2007
The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) is holding InteChem, a Security, Stewardship, Supply Chain," October 2-3 at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center, 101West Fayette St., Baltimore, MD. This is an inaugural conference blending the latest information from DHS with useful sessions on enhancing existing EHS&S management systems. With the upcoming release of the DHS Appendix A list of chemicals due any day, this may be the best time to speak with key...

• Highlights include DHS Asst Sec. Robert Stephan

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 27, 2007 -- The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) is holding InteChem, a Security, Stewardship, Supply Chain," October 2-3 at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center, 101West Fayette St., Baltimore, MD. This is an inaugural conference blending the latest information from DHS with useful sessions on enhancing existing EHS&S management systems. With the upcoming release of the DHS Appendix A list of chemicals due any day, this may be your best time to speak with key DHS officials about the list.

An optional one-day workshop takes place on Monday, October 1, focusing specifically on ChemStewards and verification. Highlighted in the workshop will be a Mock Audit on document verification procedures.
Topics include:
• Integrating Security into Performance Improvement
• Emergency Response in a Security Environment
• Security Vulnerability Assessments (SVAs)
• Alternative Security Plan SVAs
• CSAT Site Security Plan Tool
• Crisis Communications
• Visit our program website for more information and to view speaker biographies.

Speakers include:
• Robert Stephan -- Asst. Sec. Of Department of Homeland Security
• Larry Stanton -- Dir, Chemical Security Compliance Division, Department of Homeland Security
• Dennis Deziel -- Deputy Dir, Chemical Security Compliance Division
• Gordon Fuller -- WMD Directorate, FBI
• Hon. Gary Visscher -- US Chemical Safety Board

SOCMA is a trade association serving the specialty-batch and custom chemical industry since 1921. SOCMA's nearly 300 members employ more than 100,000 workers across the country and produce 50,000 products valued at $60 billion annually.

ChemStewards® is SOCMA's flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards was created from industry's commitment to reducing the environmental footprint left by member's facilities. Industry created ChemStewards to meet the unique needs of the batch, custom, and specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of synthetic and organic chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance.

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