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Where to get the info you need

Chemical security is certainly not an everyday topic, so getting the most updated information on CFATS isn't always easy. But there are some good resources out there.  Here are a few places to look for good info:

Touring The Powder Show One Booth At A Time

Tooling around the 2010 Powder Show with a Flip Camera in hand is a great way to learn about new products and services geared toward the chemical processing industry. And instead of asking for materials that I would need to drag home and sort through, I can turn on my...

CFATS -- Does it affect your plant?

I believe the acronym CFATS (Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards) can be misleading. Some people might think that the mandate is just for chemical and petrochemical manufacturing and processing plants.  But CFATS can affect any business or facility that manufactures, processes or stores chemicals.  That means it can affect everything from a...

The Chemistry Industry Can Be Proud On Earth Day

In honor of the 40th Earth Day celebration, The American Chemistry Council (ACC) put together a fact sheet highlighting the American chemistry industry's contributions to helping eradicate climate change and champion energy conservation.

Don't Miss The Molecule Of The Week

Here's yet another reason I wish I had an iPhone rather than another brand "smartphone" -- The American Chemical Society (ACS) just launched an iPhone application for its Molecule of the Week (MOTW). It's also available on the iPod Touch and the just-released iPad.

Where Is CFATS Legislation?

If we are going to talk about chemical facility security, discussing CFATS would be top of mind. There is a lot of good background information available from DHS and other consultants and integrators.  But, the question is where is CFATS legislation right now? 

The Chemical Security Conversation Begins

The way we look at security changed forever in the aftermath of 9/11.  We had to take a hard look at everyday things that we took for granted like waiting at the gate for a friend or family member to get off an airplane or simply packing a pocket knife...

Help Us Improve Your Salary Survey

The results of the 2010 Chemical Processing Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey are out and thanks to our readers, we were just four respondents short of breaking the all-time total of 1,830 responses set in 2007.

When Advertisers Get It Right. . .

As a journalist, you will rarely see me waving an ad in a reader's face. While I understand advertising is necessary for the bottom line of any publication, I firmly believe in the separation of editorial and sales. Without this separation, readers would suffer. Advertisers know this and editors know this.

Safety Champion Speaks Out Against Multi-Tasking

A Chemical Processing reader brought to my attention a safety concern he had with a recent column I wrote, Sit back and Listen. In this column I highlight our podcast series and encourage readers to download podcasts and listen to them during their downtime, which in my opinion includes driving.