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During work hours, you’re responsible for the health and well-being of your workers, so you need to keep them safe from Beryllium. A material used in aerospace, electronics, energy, telecommunication, medical and defense, inhaling this highly toxic metal puts workers at an increased risk of developing chronic beryllium disease (CBD) or lung cancer. The Occupational… Read more »

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You hired a team of overachievers who aren’t satisfied with anything less than perfection — and that’s great. Having a group of hardworking, talented professionals power your company is nothing short of amazing, but high-stress manufacturing and engineering jobs can really take a toll on a person. As humans, there’s only so much stress your… Read more »

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As an honest employer, you expect your staff to conduct themselves in the same manner, but unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way. Companies lose an average of $1,233.77 from each case of employee dishonesty, according to the 2016 National Retail Security Survey, conducted by the National Retail Federation. Being the boss keeps you very… Read more »

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It’s hard to believe, but we’re wrapping up the final weeks of 2016. Hopefully, you’re taking some time this holiday season to relax and enjoy time with loved ones, but as a business leader, you can’t help looking ahead to what’s in store for the new year. Running a business is hard work, so throughout… Read more »

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On Nov. 17, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule to update its existing Walking-Working Surfaces standards relating to slip, trip and fall hazards. Additionally, the revised rule includes a new provision under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that creates employer requirements for personal fall protection systems. This new… Read more »

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Technology changes the world we live in every day. It’s hard to imagine now, but things like smartphones and social media didn’t even exist 15 years ago. Advances in technology have majorly influenced all aspects of life — including workplace safety. It may not always seem like it, but improved digital technologies have made the… Read more »

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When a top employee quits, it’s often a huge shock, but this probably shouldn’t be the case. There’s usually plenty of warning signs a resignation letter is imminent, so you need to know the warning signs. An ability to recognize employee unhappiness in advance gives you the opportunity to try and remedy the situation —… Read more »

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Making it to the top — and staying there — is an uphill battle in business, so you need every person on your team to give their job 100% effort. Chances are, you probably have some employees who consistently exceed expectations and others who reliably fall short. Until now, your low-performing employees have simply been… Read more »

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November is the month of thankfulness, so more than ever, it’s time to show your team how much they’re appreciated. You’re constantly amazed by these people and the feats they accomplish. Without their hard work your company wouldn’t be where it’s at today, so make this loud and clear. Of course, gratitude shouldn’t be reserved… Read more »

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The new overtime law goes into effect Dec. 1, and there’s a very good chance your company will be impacted. Designed to ensure employees are properly compensated, the financial implications of this new rule could seriously tighten your budget. If your employees regularly put in extra hours — more than 40 hours of work per… Read more »