Almost every researcher has been in the situation where, halfway through an assay, he realizes that he doesn’t have the chemical he needs for the next step. Not only does this leave him tearing his hair out in frustration, it can be a major drain on lab resources. Especially in […]
Attention to detail is par for the course within most modern industries and fields, including scientific research. In addition to finding ways to remain competitive in today’s crowded market and maintaining margins in the face of rising R&D costs, life science organizations now have to take into consideration more regulatory […]
It’s hard to believe that last month marked the third anniversary of the West Fertilizer Company explosion. In some ways, it seems just like yesterday that the disaster dominated headlines. But enough time has passed that we’ve seen the passage of multiple bills seeking to prevent another deadly accident of […]
If you’ve taken a close look at your chemical inventory lately, then you may have noticed that recently received containers feature newly designed labels. In 2012, OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the UN’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. As part of the new guidance, the agency released a compliance schedule and in the time since, deadlines have been reached and passed.
Changing lifestyles have led to rising individual disposable incomes across the world. This increase has caused a subsequent demand for a variety of goods such as food, cosmetics, textiles and even new homes. As a result, we’ve seen a push in the production of raw ingredients needed for the additives, polymers and compounds crucial to these areas. Experts predict that we will see the specialty chemicals market growth reach approximately $474 billion by 2020. The estimated figure suggests many opportunities await firms interested in developing innovative, advanced specialty chemicals.
In what has become a familiar refrain, yet another laboratory has been cited by the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) for major safety violations. This time around, the citations pertain to several issues including ones related to hazard communication, process safety information, process hazard analysis, contractor safety and written […]