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Machine Safeguarding Series – Part 2: Performing a Risk Assessment and Determining Controls

- August 23, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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Welcome to the second blog in our four part series on machine safeguarding. In the first blog, we covered some of the basics of machine guarding. Here, we’ll focus on how to recognize hazards and performing a risk assessment Risk …  Read more …

Machine Safeguarding Series – Part 1: The Basics

- August 15, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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This is the first in a four part series of machine safeguarding blogs. Each blog will address a different aspect of machine guarding as it applies to some of the most common machines. This blog will focus on the basics …  Read more …

Resolution #4: Learn Your Employees Names

- August 1, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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“A person’s name is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” – Dale Carnegie People enjoy hearing their name. Remembering names is important on many levels. It makes people feel good to hear their …  Read more …

The Benefits of Stretching

- July 21, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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Have you ever noticed that just before babies go to sleep, they often stretch? They do a full body—hands reaching as far as they can, toes pointed—all out stretch. Or perhaps you noticed that when animals get up they often stretch? Where did …  Read more …

Resolution #3: Empowering Your Supervisors

- July 18, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Imagine you are a restaurant manager. Ideally, your job is to make sure things run smoothly. To do this, you make sure everyone is trained, that the facility is maintained properly and unexpected situations are handled correctly. You will step …  Read more …

Combating Workplace Fatigue

- July 5, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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As a general rule, summer can be a very busy time of year. Not only do some industries ramp up production in the summer, but many people are staying out late enjoying the sunshine after work, partaking in the warm weather …  Read more …