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ACS Boss Talk

Insights and advice from a senior executive in the chemical industry

Seeking Sustainability

Taking care of the planet, while taking care of business

What I Learned

Observations and reflections from chemists with decades of experience working in industry

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    Ken Fivizzani

    Jul. 2, 2020 - Ken Fivizzani identifies safety considerations before reopening labs, assesses how industry, academia and gov’t are executing lab safety, and more

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    Christina Bodurow

    Jun. 11, 2020 - Christina Bodurow talks about the most instrumental trait to her career success, how and when to encourage women to pursue STEM careers and more

On the Safe Side

Commentaries on workplace safety culture 

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    Jul. 9: Responding to Incidents

    Safety Expert Ken Fivizzani on how safety is handled at organizations and how equipment setup or procedure can potentially prevent injuries

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    Jun. 18: Institutional Memory

    Safety Expert Frankie Wood-Black explains why we typically adopt certain safety practices in our labs and lives and why we choose not to practice others, despite data proving we should

Spotlight on Early Career Chemist

Get to know an early career industrial chemist

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    Bridget Woolley

    Jun. 25, 2020 - Bridget Woolley of Chemours takes us behind the scenes of her analytical testing laboratory

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    Tara Kennedy Griffiths

    May 28, 2020 - Tara Kennedy Griffiths reveals the vital role chemists play at Hershey’s largest manufacturing site

Innovation Zone

The latest in the startup and investor community

Career Perspectives

In-depth advice on managing and advancing your career

Career Corner

ACS Career Consultants and other experts answer questions about advancing your career in industry

Heroes of Chemistry

The inspiring stories of ACS Hero of Chemistry award recipients

LinkedIn Learning Course

What you most need to know from an industry-connected LinkedIn Learning course

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    Making Quick Decisions

    Jul. 2, 2020 - Learn how to make better decisions more quickly

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    Productivity: Prioritizing at Work

    Jun. 25, 2020 - Productivity expert Mike Vardy helps you define your priorities in a more personal and powerful way, set and keep priorities at the top of your mind and have an action plan to help you get a handle on your priorities.