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Training to be Unsafe

Posted on June 13th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“When you gamble with safety, you bet your life.”  Slogan on an industrial entrance mat

The biggest obstacle to getting people to heed safety training is that unsafe behavior does not result in certain death. The problem with a safety slogan like, “When you gamble with safety, you bet your life,” is that most people, most of the time, win the bet. We all learn from experience.  Continue reading “Training to be Unsafe” »

New TSCA Regulation: Benefit and Burden for the Chemical Industry

Posted on July 7th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

For the first time in 20 years, Congress has made major revisions to the primary U.S. statute regulating chemicals. The new legislation will have a profound impact on the chemical industry worldwide. Continue reading “New TSCA Regulation: Benefit and Burden for the Chemical Industry” »

Do New Regulations Risk Innovation?

Posted on June 29th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

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By jarmoluk [CC0 Public Domain], via pixabay

Congressional overhaul of chemical regulations lauds increased safety, but does innovation take it on the chin? Continue reading “Do New Regulations Risk Innovation?” »

Operator Errors and Hindsight Bias

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“There is almost no human action or decision that cannot be made to look flawed and less sensible in the misleading light of hindsight. It is essential that the critic should keep himself constantly aware of that fact.” Lord Anthony Hidden

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