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

March 20, 2015 | 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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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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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?

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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.

Transitioning to The GHS: 5 Misconceptions That May Cost Chemical Manufacturers

February 23, 2015 3:17 pm | by Gary Vegh, Senior Toxicologist at ERA Environmental | Comments

Wherever you are in the GHS transition process, the following misconceptions are worth reading and correcting today.

Innovative Waste Reduction Solutions From The Printing Industry

February 18, 2015 5:13 pm | by Charles Ruffing, Director, Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability, Eastman Kodak | Comments

Vendors to the industry can play a key role by bringing forth innovative new printing techniques that allow printers to obtain operational and profitability improvements while also reducing environmental impact.

W.Va.'s Fiery Derailment Should Reignite Rail vs. Pipeline Debate

February 17, 2015 6:03 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

This most recent crude-by-rail disaster wasn’t quite the major catastrophe many have feared. But it got close. Real close. Which is why this latest crash should send a powerful warning to those looking to stop pipeline construction in the U.S.

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The Internet of Things: What It Means For The Chemicals Industry

February 12, 2015 2:53 pm | by Stefan Guertzgen, Senior Director of Chemicals, SAP | Comments

Five real-world examples of how converting data into action can transform your business.  

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