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Experiences to Learn From

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.”  C—C.S.Lewis

We all learn from experience. When it comes to brutal lessons, though, it is better to learn from someone else’s experience.  Over the past couple of months, three clients Continue reading “Experiences to Learn From” »

Inconceivable: Unrecognized Hazards

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

The Princess Bride

Photo credit:  Still from “The Princess Bride”, Act III Communications

“You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.”  –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 BrideContinue reading “Inconceivable: Unrecognized Hazards” »

Emergency Planning, Essential but Inevitably Flawed

Posted on April 18th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

In 2002 I wrote and published a book entitled Principles of Emergency Planning and Management. At that time, several books were available that dealt with how to prepare for and respond to emergencies, but they tended to be tied to particular jurisdictions or government systems. Continue reading “Emergency Planning, Essential but Inevitably Flawed” »

Party On!

Posted on September 20th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence


“You must not discharge or in any manner discriminate against any employee for reporting a work-related injury or illness.” –29 CFR 1904.35(b)(1)(iv) Continue reading “Party On!” »