Chemical Reaction

Who You Calling A Klutz?

For those of you who don't know, Editor-in-Chief Mark Rosenzweig's sense of humor is witty and dry. His humor creeps in on little cat feet and pounces on you when you aren't looking. In fact, I nearly have spit out my Diet Coke more than once laughing at a...

Emergency Preparedness Saves Lives

If you've never been to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board's Web site, it's time you remedy that. The site is full of useful videos, news and articles all aimed at helping you make your site a safer place to work.

The Case of the Killer Rubber Duck

During a recent visit to Amazon.com, I stumbled upon a potentially interesting book. The title is one of those "grab you by the shirt collar and look at me" type titles, so I am assuming the rest of the book will be equally interesting.

What's On Your Bookshelf?

Mark Rosenzweig's upcoming editorial for the August issue is about summer reading. Well – according to Mark, it's summer reading. The titles he suggests aren't the lightest of tomes:

Chemical Companies Implement Flexible Planning Strategies

According to the global chemistry industry production index, chemical production declined more than 10% in the first half of 2009. As a result, chemical companies are using flexible planning strategies to forecast supply and demand.

'Get Smart' Cartoon Caption

A new winner for the Comical Processing cartoon caption contest has been announced.

10 Killer Mistakes

Any time I see an article that points out 10 (or 9, 5 or 3) mistakes and touts it can help you avoid making said mistakes, I always bite and open the link. (Sorry if I tricked you into opening this link.)

The Best Programming Language For Process Control

Our Ask the Experts (ATE) area has experienced an uptick in traffic due to a posting regarding programming languages for process control.

Webcast on REACH Compliance

If you didn't get a chance to attend yesterday's Webcast – No Data, No Market: Achieving REACH Compliance -- no worries. We have an on-demand version you can view at your leisure.

Waxman-Markey Cap & Trade Bill

Much controversy revolves around the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill.  According to Ben Lieberman, a senior policy analyst for energy and environment in the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, the bill "affects employment, and especially employment in the manufacturing sector.