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Worker safety is a topic that can’t be ignored. In 2016, 5,190 workers were killed on the job — an average of more than 99 deaths per week or more than 14 per day — according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The last thing you want is for one of your team members… Read more »

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It’s been a busy year, but chances are, things have slowed down a bit now that the year is coming to a close. Each month, the manufacturing recruiters at Premium Staffing, Inc. offer multiple pieces of HR advice tailored to manufacturing and engineering managers, because running a business is hard work. Your hectic schedule probably… Read more »

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Hand-held and power tools are the cause of eight percent of accidents involving their misuse or failure. These tools are widely used in virtually every industry. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) addresses hand and power tools in standards for general industry as well as shipyard equipment, marine terminals and the construction business…. Read more »

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In the event of an emergency evacuation, it’s vitally important that you’re prepared. Your comprehensive plan must meet requirements for design and construction set by the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Exit routes must be located as far away from each other as practical in case one is blocked by fire, smoke or… Read more »

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Would you like to build more units per month? Enhance your production flexibility to manufacture smaller product combinations in lower volumes? Factory automation can be a cost-effective ad resource-efficient solution to many of today’s complex assembly challenges. Thanks to smarter and more dexterous robots, more lights-out manufacturing has become feasible. A growing number of plants… Read more »

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On an average day, about 200 fires break out in U.S. workplaces. Annually, fires at work kill 200 people and injure more than 5,000 others. Fires cost American businesses in excess of $2 billion a year. Among common unsafe practices that result in fire emergencies are: Electrical issues: Frayed wires, plugs or cords; circuit overloads,… Read more »

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Manufacturing is faster-paced and more technologically advanced than ever before – and with this transition, the need for a workforce with a more complex skills has emerged. Today’s employers need fresh approaches to the recruitment and retention of highly sought-after professionals if they intend to successfully grow with the times. American manufacturers grapple with: An… Read more »

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Each year, more than 300,000 Americans visit emergency rooms with workplace eye injuries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that these injuries cost an estimated $300 million dollars annually in lost productivity, medical treatment and workers’ compensation fees. Workplace eye injuries range from simple strains to severe trauma, which can cause pain, damage and… Read more »

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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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The outlook is positive for manufacturing production growth in the months and years ahead, according to reports including those from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). Every three months, MAPI provides a detailed look at the health of the domestic manufacturing sector based on its analysis of 27 major industries. Momentum in 2013… Read more »