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Facility Maintenance

4 min read The role of facility maintenance professionals is often oversimplified by many people. When they think of someone who works in facility maintenance, they may think of janitors or people who fix a particular machine, or a combination of the two. The fact is, however, that facility maintenance is much more than that, and is an … Read more

OEE: Overall Equipment Effectiveness and Its Unintended Side Effects

4 min read Have you heard of overall equipment effectiveness, or OEE? If not, it’s time to learn; OEE is a standard practice in many top tier production conglomerates and helps to measure certain impacts on your business that might, without a proper system, seem abstract or intangible. Basically, overall equipment effectiveness operates on the premise than any … Read more

The Colors of Safety – Using Common Color Associations to Promote Workplace Safety

3 min read Many of our lifelong associations between shapes, colors, and symbols are formed in our early years of life and follow us for decades. This “universal language” helps us to visually communicate with one another, even when coming from different backgrounds and cultures. In the workplace, these types of associations most often manifest themselves in the … Read more

Crystalline Silica Exposure – The Quick n’ Dirty Guide to Silicosis Prevention

4 min read In the United States alone, millions of workers per year are exposed to a threat that many of us don’t even know about, let alone have the proper information to accurately address and prevent. In fact, silicosis is a relatively unknown condition due to the long dormancy period that usually occurs between affliction and the … Read more

Electrical Safety for Construction

5 min read When trying to improve electrical safety for construction sites there are many challenges that must be overcome. In many cases, employees will need to bring the electricity to where they are working, since there aren’t normal outlets available. This means there may be long extension cords, generators and other electrical equipment throughout the area. Without … Read more

The Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Silica Exposure

4 min read Exposure to the common silicon compound “silica,” which makes up much of the rocks, sand, and earth we stand on and use every day, has been slowly killing workers for years now. Also known as silicosis, exposure occurs when silica-containing materials are blasted, scraped, cut, or pulverized, and can be lethal. Silicosis, which has no … Read more