SOCMA Updates Operations Training Tool With EHS Unit

July 2, 2021
Chemical Operations Training Tool 3.0 is enhanced with new tracking capability.

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) launches the latest iteration of its Chemical Operations Training Tool – version 3.0 – with expanded offerings, including a learning management system portal, additional curriculum and new animations.

“SOCMA is thrilled to introduce the Chemical Operations Training Tool 3.0, with increased functionalities and added elements to ensure operators are better educated and understand the chemical operations work environment,” says Joe Dettinger, SOCMA senior director, technical and safety. “SOCMA understands the unique processes and equipment our members and the specialty and fine chemical industry work with every day. Throughout the past year, our team listened to the evolving needs of plant managers and training leaders and worked closely with our Performance Improvement Committee to add a new environmental health and safety practices component as well as additional animations and interactive exercises to shorten the learning curve and accelerate productivity.”

New features within the Chemical Operations Training Tool 3.0 are:

  • Learner tracking capability through an integrated Learning Management System.
  • A fifth EHS unit that includes:
  • Hazard Communication
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Line Breaking
  • Material on hoses, chemical reactions, centrifuges and condensers.
  • Interactive animations of essential plant equipment.

“The specialty and fine chemical industry is highly specialized, with complex, innovative processes that must be met with focused training for its workforce,” says Jennifer Abril, SOCMA president and CEO. “SOCMA’s Chemical Operations Training Tool 3.0 provides a framework for companies to reach key training objectives and build core competencies through onboarding and ongoing learning not offered anywhere else. We are very proud to build on this solution for the industry.”

For an overview of the enhancements to the Chemical Operations Training Tool 3.0, SOCMA encourages interested parties to register for the organization’s July 20 webinar.

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