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Learning from Experience: Near Misses

Posted on January 10th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” Vernon Law

My community was just hit with the first winter storm of the season. Freezing rain coated everything, including the roads, which made driving treacherous.  Continue reading “Learning from Experience: Near Misses” »

Lab Safety

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

Honolulu fire dept

Photo credit: Honolulu Fire Department

“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” »