This year’s Global Chemical Regulations Conference and Exhibition (GlobalChem) will take place March 2-4, at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore. The annual conference provides industry leaders, regulators, and stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about the latest developments around the world for managing the safe use of chemicals.
Hosted by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), the three-day conference kicks off with a fundamentals workshop that will take a comprehensive look at the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as well as federal regulatory compliance and international chemical regulation. The agenda features two keynote speakers. Professor John Graham of the University of Indiana will discuss lessons from current regulatory programs in Europe, Canada, and the U.S., and Dr. Tom Lyon of the University of Michigan will discuss the intersection of voluntary environmental programs and corporate social responsibility.
Additionally, Wendy Cleland-Hamnett of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will provide insight into the Agency’s regulatory priorities for this year. Over the course of the conference, attendees will also hear from experts on a wide range of important topics, including risk assessments, green chemistry, and nanotechnology.
“GlobalChem provides an invaluable forum to discuss the most pressing issues that are shaping the development of regulations to protect public health, as well as how we put chemistry to work in order to meet the world’s challenges,” said ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley. “This year represents a unique opportunity to make significant improvements to how chemicals are managed, especially here in the United States. Working together to pass meaningful, bipartisan reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act will be vital to ensure the safety of chemicals, help grow our economy and foster innovation in our industry.”
“Keeping up with the changing world of chemical regulation is becoming more challenging, especially for small- and medium-sized companies,” said SOCMA president and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan. “Fortunately, GlobalChem provides a thorough look at existing, as well as developing, chemical policy by some of the most knowledgeable experts from around the globe. With a program that dives deep into key issues—from TSCA to international trade—we anticipate another productive dialogue about regulatory and legislative challenges and opportunities facing our industry.”
For real-time news updates from the conference, follow ACC (@AmChemistry) and SOCMA (@SOCMA) on Twitter. You may also join the conversation by using #GlobalChem.
For related articles, news, and equipment reviews, visit our Explosion Protection & Safety Equipment Zone