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World Safety Day Facts

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

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

Tuna Company, 2 Managers Charged in Death of Worker in Oven

April 28, 2015 9:48 am | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The charges specify that the company and the two men willfully violated rules that require...

The Millennial Challenge

April 27, 2015 4:51 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The generational divide is the biggest diversity issue facing the workforce — even bigger than...

One Dead, Three Injured Amid Georgia Refinery Leak

April 27, 2015 4:28 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Reports indicated a refinery worker at Asphalt Refining and Technology Company in Douglasville...

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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 | Blogs | 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.

Why Calibration Needs to Be Made Part of Your APM Strategy

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

IDBS And ChemAxon Partnership Harnesses Leading Biology And Chemistry Expertise

April 23, 2015 3:00 pm | by Metia | News | Comments

The strategic technology deal strengthens IDBS’ single R&D data management platform.

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Companies to Re-Evaluate Proposed Cracker Plant in W.Va.

April 22, 2015 4:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brazilian petrochemical company Odebrecht and plastics maker Braskem say they will re-evaluate an ethane cracker they proposed to build in West Virginia.

BASF Opens Largest Indian Construction Chemicals Plant

April 22, 2015 4:22 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The world's largest chemical producer said in a statement that the Nellore facility will help meet growing construction demand in India, particularly for customers in the southern part of the country.

German Plastics Company Establishing First US Plant

April 20, 2015 4:59 pm | by South Carolina Department of Commerce | News | Comments

EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc., an automotive supplier and subsidiary of the Germany-based EuWe Group, is investing $11.1 million to open its first U.S. facility in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Los Alamos Radiation Release Could Have Been Prevented

April 17, 2015 9:33 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A combination of poor management, lapses in safety and a lack of proper procedures were outlined in a final report released by the U.S. Department of Energy's Accident Investigation Board.

Ex-Millstone Contractor Asks US to Protect Whistleblowers

April 16, 2015 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A contractor who said he was fired from Millstone Power Station after he reported a co-worker abusing narcotics in 2011 has asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to protect whistleblowers at the nuclear plant.

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Could These Robots Re-Invent Manufacturing?

April 15, 2015 4:36 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Meet the robots wowing manufacturers at the Hannover Messe — the world's biggest industrial fair. From inspiring innovative materials to improving safety, these robots aim to bring manufacturing facilities into a new age.

6 Critical Factors For Achieving Success In The Chemical Industry

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

The State Of Sustainable Manufacturing

April 14, 2015 11:22 am | by Industrial Maintenance And Plant Operations | News | Comments

As concerns regarding the environment continue to rise, the importance of sustainable manufacturing follows suit. Check out why it's important and what manufacturers and consumers think.

Top Tips For EHS Asset Performance — No. 3

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

The No. 4 Top Tip For EHS Asset Performance Management

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

Are You in Compliance? OSHA's 10 Most Cited Violations

March 20, 2015 12:30 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

No matter the industry, learning and following safety techniques is crucial in protecting your business and your employees — and the manufacturing sector is definitely no exception.

This Japanese Company Built A 'Disaster-Proof' Factory

March 18, 2015 3:51 pm | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

The factory is equipped with a massive battery storage, a smart power supply system, an efficient gas engine disconnected from the grid, banks of solar panels, and rows of huge LED light fixtures suspended from the ceiling. The plant also stores its own natural gas, food and water.

8 Ways to Prevent, Respond to Food Manufacturing Plant Explosions

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

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

Cost of Iowa Fertilizer Plant Climbs to More Than $2 Billion

March 5, 2015 3:38 pm | by Sioux City Journal | News | Comments

The new plant is projected to triple the company's production of ammonia, a key component of nitrogen-based fertilizer, and help to grow urea and urea-ammonium nitrate production, CF Industries officials said.

Prairie Island Nuclear Plant Unit Shut Down

March 5, 2015 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Operators of the Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing are shutting down one of its two units because of a fire alarm.

Minnesota Republican Knocks Wisconsin Right-To-Work Proposal

March 5, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Despite widespread support in Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature and the endorsement of right-to-work by the national GOP, one Minnesota Republican harshly criticized the proposed law and invited affected companies to consider moving across the Mississippi River

US Manufacturing Slows as Output And Hiring Weaken

March 2, 2015 4:08 pm | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factories expanded last month at their weakest pace in a year, with orders, hiring and production all growing more slowly.

Baton Rouge-Area Industries Expect to Maintain Employment

February 27, 2015 1:37 pm | by The Advocate; Baton Rouge, Louisiana | News | Comments

The Advocate reports the group represents more than 57 petrochemical, energy, paper, pharmaceutical, pipeline, storage terminal and other industrial facilities in the eight parishes surrounding Baton Rouge.

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

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

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

How Much Money Is Tied Up In Your Inventory?

February 26, 2015 5:10 pm | by Chem.Info | Videos | Comments

If there’s one thing the Great Recession taught manufacturers, it’s that there are wasted dollars hiding everywhere — and some of the sweetest low hanging fruit for a cost-conscious company is in your MRO inventory.

Thought Leaders: Making e-Commerce Work For Manufacturers

February 19, 2015 4:46 pm | by Manufacturing.Net | Videos | Comments

In the last five to ten years, the use of online ordering — via a desk top or mobile device — has skyrocketed in the industrial MRO space. But it’s not always as easy as simply hopping on a website and tracking down a specific product.

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