Electrical Safety: One of Your Biggest Workplace Concerns

Electrical injuries in US workplaces are on the rise. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) reports that non-fatal electrical injuries increased by about 33% between 2014 and 2015 — the highest recorded figure since 2009. Out of all industries, construction and utility accounted for many of these cases. Regardless of the sector, though, it is…

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Why Your Business Needs a 3rd Party Audit

Audits are an essential part of any company’s management process. The audit process checks whether documents are in order, accounts for finances, and ensures that a company is compliant with certain industry standards. Usually, when a company adopts a quality assurance or quality management system (like the ISO 9001), a system-wide audit is necessary to…

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How to Improve Productivity in Warehouse Operations

Have you analyzed your warehouse operations recently? Inefficient picking processes, poor use of space, and inventory visibility issues can be costly. But, your organization can improve efficiency and productivity by implementing these tips below. Warehouses are about moving inventory, not storing inventory. The speed of processing shipments has never been more important: Customers want products…

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Year-End Evaluation Tips

While traditional accounting gives us useful ways to evaluate a company’s performance, the numbers don’t always show the whole picture. As a business owner, it’s important to evaluate the successes and failures of your company in other ways apart from numerical values. This can be as simple as answering two questions: How well did your…

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How to Effectively Build Brand Loyalty

As 2018 approaches, is your business confident that your customers will stay loyal through the new year? Take a second to think; once you gain a new customer, what is your company doing to ensure you retain them overtime? What is stopping your customers from listening to competitors trying to convince them that they can…

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Workplace Safety During Natural Disasters

  A natural disaster can cause loss of life or property damage, and can leave economic damage in its wake.  The severity of which depends on the affected company’s preparation, resilience, or ability to recover and on the facility infrastructure. Common types of natural disasters. Hurricanes Earthquakes Tornadoes Floods Blizzards Tsunami Wildfires Droughts Avalanches Landslides…

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How Well is Your Company Managing Risks?

A U.S. investigation commission attributed the BP Oil disaster to management failures that crippled “the ability of individuals involved to identify the risks they faced and to properly evaluate, communicate, and address them.” Does your company fail to identify and address risks? Types of common risks your company may face: Equipment malfunction, breakdown, or theft…

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Is Your Company Prepared for Winter Workplace Hazards?

Winter and freezing weather are quickly approaching, and so are the unique workplace hazards that occur during this time. It’s vital to ensure your facility and employees are prepared and well-equipped for the season ahead. Potential Winter Hazards Winter driving conditions. Slips on snow and ice – Slips, trips and falls happen year-round, of course,…

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Focus on Forklift Safety

Forklifts weigh more than three tons, and can reach a speed of 10 mph. These mechanical giants are great at assisting labor, yet can also be a source of danger. OSHA estimates that 35,000 serious injuries and 62,000 non-serious injuries involving forklifts occur annually. Further, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 96…

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