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How Does Shell’s Environmental Record Stack Up?

May 20, 2015 | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Before we pack our parkas and head north, let’s review the reality behind a some of Shell’s environmental record and see how the company’s rhetoric stacks up to its history in dealing with disasters.

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Chemical Industry’s Hero & Villain of The Week

May 14, 2015 4:30 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

This week's look at who's getting kudos and who's getting flak highlights researchers who revealed a way to turn common trash into health-food gold and Dow’s CEO, who drew fire in a damning new report.

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How Chemical Companies Are Part of The Solution — And Problem — For Climate Change

May 4, 2015 5:19 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Some of the world’s top chemical companies have not only called climate change “man made,” they’re leading the charge to combat it.

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World Safety Day Facts

April 28, 2015 10:03 am | by UL Workplace Health & Safety | Comments

It's World Safety Day. Get in the know about workplace accidents with a few staggering stats from UL Workplace Health & Safety.

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Chemical Industry’s Evolution of Safety Improvements

April 24, 2015 4:47 pm | by Dr. Scott Harris, Director of EHS Advisory Services for UL Workplace Health & Safety | Comments

Through all of the vehicle damage, tire slashing, death threats, fist-fights, union grievances and more, my boss never wavered on the whatever-it-takes commitment to becoming a safe operation, and it worked.

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You Gotta Laugh: The Fracking Debate

April 24, 2015 10:02 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Another hilariously spot-on headline from The Onion: "Scientists Working To Harness Energy Produced By Intense Fracking Debates."

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Why Calibration Needs to Be Made Part of Your APM Strategy

April 23, 2015 3:40 pm | by Dan Miklovic, Principal Analyst, LNS Research | Comments

Just as calibration needs to be part of your quality processes it absolutely needs to be part of your asset performance management (APM) strategy as well.

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6 Critical Factors For Achieving Success In The Chemical Industry

April 14, 2015 12:01 pm | by Stefan Guertzgen, Senior Director of Chemicals, SAP | Comments

Like almost every other industry, chemical companies are looking for new ways to manage highly fluctuating economic conditions, uncertain markets, global competition, and continuously increasing regulatory requirements. So what will help these organizations drive innovation and value?

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Top Tips For EHS Asset Performance — No. 1

March 24, 2015 4:57 pm | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research | Comments

This week, we're counting down the top five environment, health and safety asset performance management considerations chemical manufacturers need to know. Find out what comes in at No. 1!

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Must-Know Tips For EHS Asset Performance Management — No. 2

March 24, 2015 4:55 pm | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research | Comments

This week, we're counting down the top five environment, health and safety asset performance management considerations chemical manufacturers need to know. Today's insider tip: The Cloud and Big Data will combine to greatly increase process equipment reliability.

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Top Tips For EHS Asset Performance — No. 3

March 24, 2015 4:32 pm | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research | Comments

This week, we're counting down the top five environment, health and safety asset performance management considerations chemical manufacturers need to know. Today we look at increased focus on sustainability and waste reduction.

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The No. 4 Top Tip For EHS Asset Performance Management

March 24, 2015 10:14 am | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research | Comments

This week, we're counting down the top five environment, health and safety asset performance management considerations chemical manufacturers need to know.

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Top Tips For EHS Asset Performance — No. 5

March 23, 2015 10:01 am | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research | Comments

This week, we're counting down the top five environment, health and safety asset performance management considerations chemical manufacturers need to know. On the list today: Risk management is a driving force.

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Lawsuit Alleges High Levels of Arsenic in Some Vino — Should we Drink On?

March 20, 2015 10:26 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

A researcher named Kevin Hicks analyzed 1,300 bottles of wine and found that almost a quarter of them had arsenic levels higher than what's considered safe for water. But is there more to the story?

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Small Containers a GHS Challenge For Chemical Manufacturers

March 19, 2015 4:05 pm | by Roger Marks, Content Writer, Lion Technology Inc. | Comments

At a recent Lion Technology GHS webinar, attendees raised a big concern: How can companies fit all the newly required GHS hazard information on a container too small for a traditional label?

Powdered Alcohol Gets Federal Approval

March 12, 2015 10:00 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Comments

Intended to be mixed into drinks, the approval is an about-face from the bureau’s previous stance.

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