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Inconceivable: Unrecognized Hazards

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

The Princess Bride

Photo credit:¬† Still from ‚ÄúThe Princess Bride‚ÄĚ, Act III Communications

‚ÄúYou keep using that word.¬† I do not think it means what you think it means.‚Ä̬† –Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride

Let me assume for a moment that you are one of the dozen people in the world who is unfamiliar with the motion picture, The Princess Bride.¬† Continue reading “Inconceivable: Unrecognized Hazards” »

Demystifying Disasters

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Transparency defines the value generated by lessons learned¬†from an oil & gas or chemical processing industry¬†incident. Moreover, transparency¬†encompasses not only¬†the incident itself, but perhaps more importantly¬†our response to it. Continue reading “Demystifying Disasters” »

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” »

Not Too Big to Jail: Freedom Industries Executives Sentenced for Environmental Crimes

Posted on March 16th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Two years ago, on January 9, 2014, Freedom Industries spilled almost 10,000 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) into the Elk River in West Virginia, Continue reading “Not Too Big to Jail: Freedom Industries Executives Sentenced for Environmental Crimes” »

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