In 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) passed guidelines that would align its Hazard Communication Standard with the UN’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. The new standard requires manufacturers, distributors and other companies handling hazardous chemicals to replace their existing material safety data sheets (MSDS) […]

Despite its first use in 1968, high-volume hydraulic fracturing, the process more commonly known as fracking, didn’t become widespread until decades later. Today, approximately 90% of U.S. land-based wells are fracked. The technique’s adoption directly led to the current oil and gas boom, boosting U.S. production to levels not seen […]

Specialty chemicals form the bedrock of a variety of industries. From cosmetic additives and perfumes to construction chemicals and aerospace products, the ubiquitous nature of these chemicals has allowed the specialty chemicals industry to develop into a mature sector. Still, there’s always room for growth, especially in the context of […]

In 2013, the U.S. Postal Service processed approximately 158.4 billion pieces of mail! Delivering this amount of mail takes effective organizational skills. For the U.S. Postal Service, the secret lies within the standardization of the postal code. The U.S. postal code system consists of a certain number of fields that […]