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Do You Need a Hero? Emergency Action Plans

Posted on December 8th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

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“We all need our heroes, not just in time of chaos but also in the time of peace.”  Paul Bamikole

Being a firefighter is about as safe as any typical job in the United States.  Continue reading “Do You Need a Hero? Emergency Action Plans” »

Seeds of Innovation – Part 1

Posted on November 21st, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

In my long career of commercial development in the chemical industry, I have found ideation to be one of the most difficult and frustrating processes to design and manage.  Continue reading “Seeds of Innovation – Part 1” »

Reducing Risk in the Chemical Process Industries

Posted on April 21st, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

No one should die at work.  Yet people do.  Even the safest job in the United States, librarian, has a work-related fatality rate of 0.3 fatalities per year per 100,000 librarians.  Continue reading “Reducing Risk in the Chemical Process Industries” »

Chemical Processing Industries in Spotlight – issues, trends and future

Posted on April 15th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

In April of 2013, Mother Jones published an article with the bombastic title of “The Chemical Industry is the Big Tobacco of the 21st Century.”  Continue reading “Chemical Processing Industries in Spotlight – issues, trends and future” »