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Lab Safety

Posted on October 10th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

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“Once trained, the hazard often becomes a routine part of their experimentation and researchers perceive themselves to be experts in handling the hazard. Perceived familiarity can shift the awareness level from cautiousness to complacency.”  University of California Center for Laboratory Safety, June 29, 2016 Continue reading “Lab Safety” »

Can You Save Money Safely?

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

A definitive analysis of history’s worst industrial disaster provides important insight into the disparity between process safety and saving money. Ask the average person what caused the Bhopal disaster and he or she will likely tell you that it all came down to economics. Continue reading “Can You Save Money Safely?” »

Changes Are Coming to Process Safety Management Standards

Posted on July 1st, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) developed the process safety management (PSM) standard to prevent disastrous process release incidents in the manufacturing industry.   Continue reading “Changes Are Coming to Process Safety Management Standards” »