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In 2011, 143 people in the United States died from fires or explosions at their places of work. More than 5,000 were injured and the related cost to American businesses exceeded $2 billion. That’s 143 lives and 5,000 injuries too many. Follow these guidelines for a recent update on OSHA Standard #1910 Subpart E, which… Read more »

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Effective safety protection is a federal requirement, so there’s no question that your company needs to comply with related OSHA rules. But above and beyond legal compliance, good safety is good business. And most importantly, it’s the right thing to do – as you strive to send your employees home at the end of their… Read more »

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Ventilation is one of the most important engineering controls available for maximizing the quality of air in a work environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has addressed a number of statistics related to proper ventilation in its recent standard #1926.57. Here are some tips for staying OSHA compliant and, more importantly, ensuring that… Read more »

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A series of positive reports indicate that manufacturing could play a key role as the U.S. and global economies continue to rebound. 2013 concluded with stronger-than-expected improvements in the U.S. gross domestic product, business spending, housing, and consumer confidence. As noted by Richard Moody, chief economist at Regions Financial, “We’re not only hopeful but reasonably… Read more »

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Five years ago, much of the world was in the throes of a major recession – and U.S. manufacturing took hard hits as it struggled to survive in a battle against its global competitors. But fortunately for us all, things have turned around. And as indicated by the most recent monthly report released by the… Read more »