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  • Manufacturing Update News: April 2020

    AI Could Improve Sustainability Through Smart Recycling Sorting The US is the #1 waste producing country in the world. Would you practice recycling if it was easier? Lessening the amount of waste in landfills and the ocean largely depends on how US manufacturers decide to dispose of their trash. Newly invented artificial intelligence may be […]

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  • Focus On…Spring Cleaning: Keeping your Work Site Clean

    Cleanliness is often synonymous with safety. Clutter-free work areas allow you and your team to focus on the tasks at hand with the ability to move freely without fear of injury or incident. Maintaining clean and organized work conditions may also save your organization time on projects, resulting in a faster completion rate. So, in […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox March 2020

    Eliminating Amputation Hazards OSHA Issues Corrections to Standards Trenching and Excavation Safety   Eliminating Amputation Hazards The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) cites more than 20,000 American workers experience injuries involving amputation every year. According to OSHA, amputations rank in the top three serious workplace injuries. Losing a limb can result in the inability to […]

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  • MESHage…Getting Better With Age. Well, Maybe Not the Knees.

    My daughter’s 18th birthday was last week and while she was blowing out the candles, all I could think was that in the eyes of the law, she is now officially an “adult,” with all the associated rights and privileges. My baby girl no longer needs her mama. She can march right on into Walgreens […]

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  • Announcing New IES Solutions for Achieving a High-Performance Culture

    Are you struggling with getting employees to adopt workplace safety standards and practices? Are projects falling behind or threatened by a “culture of silence” about key concerns or issues within your organization? Do you have employees that struggle with “blowing up” instead of speaking up in an effective manner? Then Crucial Conversations might be the […]

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  • Bringing Safety into Focus. 20/20.

    It is 2020. I just got through worrying about rolling over from 1999 to “Y2K.” Remember the chaos that created? Stern warnings from techno geeks around the globe that desktop computers would not start up on January 1. Call me crazy, but I was more concerned about how to say the new date. As it […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox for January 2020

    Radiation Safety. Understanding OSHA Inspections. Protecting Workers’ Hearing. Revision to OSHA’s Beryllium Standards.   Radiation Safety The negative health effects of long-term radiation exposure have been widely known. Radiation can cause damage to your DNA and cells which could result in deterministic and stochastic health effects. Fortunately, OSHA maintains a Radiation Safety webpage. The webpage […]

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  • Focus On…Practical Workplace Safety Apps

    2020 sounds so futuristic and when you think about it, technology has come a long way from what it was 30 years ago. We have Amazon’s Alexa to help us control our home’s electronics, and touch screen tablets that were only figments of sci-fi imagination 30 years ago. We also have useful apps that can […]

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  • Manufacturing Update News: February 2020

    How to Recover From a Cyber Attack There are many articles on how to prevent cyber attacks from happening to your organization and the proactive steps you must take to prevent a hacker from stealing your clients or your company’s sensitive information. But what if it’s already happened to you? Not taking the proper measures […]

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