Archive for November, 2017
As a division of an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, the he Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides safety guidelines and regulations. With the importance of worker safety at the forefront, OSHA plays an important role in making sure that companies are help accountable for the safety of their workers. With very specific guidelines for using riggings, ladders, and various kinds of scaffoldings, OSHA guidelines require companies to make sure that workers are well trained. Understanding how to safely use a ladder, for instance, can help a worker understand which ladder to use for a specific task.
Understanding the way that workers need to be trained t
Every single year, business owners assess their advertising and marketing and try to determine whether or not their actions are helping to contribute to the overall success of their business. Understanding how to properly and efficiently utilize advertising and marketing is incredibly difficult. This is why the people who work in this line of work spend four years in college studying to perfect their work.
There are so many factors that play into boosting a brand, having success with branding, as well as pleasing the customer that buys the product. These types of processes, which can include product evaluation<
If you’re looking for a new sign for your business, you might considering a few different varieties. You might be thinking about a scrolling marquee sign or other kinds of electronic signs. There are many different kinds of signage one can go with for their business, but LED signs are the best for saving energy.
Here are some reasons why you should consider moving to LED signage
1. They bring your community to life
LED lights make great municipal signs for government businesses, churches, schools, and other organizations. You can customize them with different messages, colors, and effects, and will really help bring attentio
The welding industry is older than most people think (the first recorded weld occurred in 3,500 B.C.!), and over its long years there have been a number of tools and equipment invented to assist it. Among these are tools like purge monitors and pipe alignment clamps, which were designed to aid the welder in doing their job successfully.
But while purge monitors and other purge equipment may help keep gases and unwanted air particles away from the welding zones, they do not help keep the welder safe from toxic welding fumes. That is the job of a good ventilation system. However, sometimes the ventilation system isn’t enough, and that’s where these tips can help:
How To Handle Fumes
One of the best ways that one can handle welding fumes is to implement the OSHA guidelines known as the Hierarchy of Controls. These guidelines include practices such as elimination and substitution, engineering controls, administrative and work practice controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Let’s take a closer look at each of these practices:
Elimination and Substitution
These are designed to prevent potentially harmful exposures by doing something like switching to shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), or to gas metal arc welding (GMAW) with a solid or metal coated wire. You should take the time to look at the process and find the best way to accomplish your goals with less fume generation.
This involves physical changes to the workplace such as isolation (enclosing the welding process), or ventilation. Ventilation is the most common precaution, and there are many ways that it can be done. Natural ventilation, mechanical ventilation, or capturing devices to keep the fumes out of the welder’s breathing zone.
Administrative and Work Practice Controls
These require the welder or the employer to do something themselves, such as re-positioning the head away from the fumes, or moving their body so the air flows back to front. These practices ensure the fumes are pushed away from the welder while they work.
Personal Protection Equipment
Items like NIOSH-approved respirators fall into this category, and each type has a protection factor assigned to them that tells the level of protection that will be given. You should make sure you and your employees inspect these respirators often to ensure they are properly taken care of.
Purge monitors can be a good way to keep unwanted air particles out of your welding zone, but you need to worry about your own health too. Welding is a dangerous job in the wrong circumstances and you should do all you can to avoid that.
Keeping track of inventory within a warehouse is extremely important. Many business owners work with commercial real estate development companies to find the right space for their respective companies. In fact, statistics show that nearly 167,000 men and women living in the United States work in the storage and warehouse leasing business. You’ll find that a few small mistakes made during inventory management can end up costing a business a lot of money. You don’t want to lose money that could be spent on further commercial real estate development. Having not enough inventory can create shortages that damage relationships between you and your customers. In addition, constantly being overstocked with inventory ca
Blow molding is used in many industries today. In fact, many of the items that you pick up from the local grocery store were created with blow molding techniques. Additionally, there are many different methods of blow molding and each of the techniques is important in creating a plastics product that is customized and fit for its storage purpose. These are some of the most common types of blow molding.
Standard blow molding process
The standard blow molding process is the generic design process. It does not include the extras that many of the other techniques do. This results in the most basic of plastics products and containers. In comparison to the extrusion blow molding process, for example, you are left with generic industrial plastic bottles, without any unique designs. A sta
How do you achieve the perfect hire?
It may actually be time to remove ‘perfect’ from your vocabulary. When a business is difficult enough to keep afloat in the long-term, it can pay to keep your expectations more on the realistic side of things. The past few years have seen some of the most staggering increases in employee turnover, but that’s no reason to get disillusioned. Instead of looking for quick solutions that don’t pay off, turn instead to resources that can help you build a foundation that lasts. Employment agencies (also known as recruiting agencies or job placement agencies) are designed to help you seek out better matches and better relationships.
Employee turnover is a frustrating issue for any business to deal with. The more employe