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Posted on January 26th, 2017 by Mike Schmidt in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
The quote I intended to open with was “A good plan, well executed, is better than a perfect plan, poorly executed,” but when I checked, that’s not what General Patton said. What he said was “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” Continue reading “Three Phases of Safety: The Safety Life Cycle in the Lab” »
Posted on June 3rd, 2016 by Mike Schmidt 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
Posted on April 21st, 2016 by Mike Schmidt 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” »