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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.

Engineering Degrees Prove Lucrative

A recent article on Yahoo! HotJobs lists the best degrees to have if you want a lucrative career. I was pleased to see the Top 2 degrees/jobs were for folks in the chemical industry. According to a salary survey from the  National Association of Colleges and Employers, these are the...

The World's Most Ethical Companies Revealed

A press release recently crossed my desk announcing that Dow Corning Corp. was recently recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2010.

Seven Key Lessons To Prevent Worker Deaths

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board recently released the paper "Seven Key Lessons to Prevent Worker Deaths During Hot Work In and Around Tanks -- Effective Hazard Assessment and Use of Combustible Gas Monitoring Will Save Lives"

What's On Your Mind?

Have you ever wondered what your peers are thinking or doing? And I'm not just talking about your immediate peers (those you work with every day). I am talking about the big picture – peers from different companies and countries.

Republicans And Democrats Clash On The Climate

The Hill -- a Washington, D.C.-based publication that reports on the business of Washington, covering the inner-workings of Congress -- posted a story that highlights the lowlights of a recent Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing that was scheduled to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 budget.

First Robotics Engages Kids In Science And Technology

A Chemical Processing reader submitted this Letter to the Editor to ensure that our audience knows there are modern-day inventors who are working hard to make science and technology fun.