Content and Context: Writing With the Stroop Effect

How fast can you read the following words? Red Green Blue Yellow Purple Red Blue Yellow Purple That wasn’t too difficult, right? Okay, now try it again: Red Green Blue Yellow Purple Red Blue Yellow Purple This was a bit more difficult, but it wasn’t too bad. So, how about saying the color that each word is printed in instead? Blue Yellow Purple Red Green Red Blue Yellow Purple Ahh, you’re slowing down…

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PSM Documents — Usable Information or Dust Collectors?

How do you create user-friendly documentation that complies with Process Safety Management (PSM) 3132 requirements? It’s not a trick question, even though it may appear that way. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all natural gas processing facilities maintain operating procedures that meet OSHA PSM standards. The documents that detail and outline…