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Chemical Industry’s Evolution of Safety Improvements

April 24, 2015 | 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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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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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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8 Ways to Prevent, Respond to Food Manufacturing Plant Explosions

March 6, 2015 3:19 pm | by Phil Turner, Director of Field Services, Stellar | Comments

If your food processing or beverage plant houses an ammonia refrigeration system, an explosion is your worst nightmare.

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3 Arguments Against Lifting The Crude Ban — That Are Still (Mostly) Bogus

March 6, 2015 9:54 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

With tanks of oil piling up in the U.S., the drumbeat for lifting the crude export ban has been getting louder — but many in Congress are still reluctant to let the ban go. Here are some of the arguments in support of keeping the ban and how they stack up against the facts.

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How Recalls Can Affect Your Business

March 3, 2015 3:20 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Comments

While the reasons for food recalls can vary, one thing is for certain: traceability throughout the supply chain continues to be extremely important.

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What's Going On With The Labor Unions Of Today?

February 27, 2015 1:21 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Operations | Comments

Here's a list of some of the key advantages and disadvantages associated with union membership in today’s society.

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When Consumers Trump Science: Food Dyes Become The Front Line For ‘All Natural’

February 26, 2015 4:16 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Consumers’ appetite for seeing “natural” on food labels is clearly here to stay — even if "natural" doesn't necessarily mean "safer."

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How Many Beagles Does it Take to Prove BPA is Safe?

February 26, 2015 9:53 am | by Steven Hentges, PhD | Comments

The Journal also criticized the absurdity of further government-funded study of BPA driven by “periodic scares over chemicals in vaccines, foods and other products”. In its opinion piece “Snoopy Is Safe After All,” the publication states that BPA “deserves exoneration."

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Preventing Explosions With Curtain Walls

February 25, 2015 4:28 pm | by Chuck Ashelin, Engineering Manager, Zoneworks (Rite-Hite) | Comments

For many manufacturing facilities, controlling airborne particulate is not only essential for quality control, it can be a matter of safety.

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