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How to go to your boss with safety concerns

How to Go to Your Boss With Safety Concerns

January 13, 2020

You’ve noticed a potentially dangerous situation on the job. You know you should say something, but you’re not quite sure how to approach the issue. Here’s how to go to your boss with safety concerns.  Do Your Research  Especially if you are relativity new to a job, you don’t want to raise false alarms. Therefore, investigate situations before you say something. To get more information, check your company’s safety manuals, look at OSHA’s website or ask for advice…

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Career New Year’s Resolutions You Should Consider

January 7, 2020

The new year is here! Have you made any resolutions? Switch things up in 2020 by committing to one or more of these career-boosting New Year’s resolutions.  Learn Something New … for Fun This may not sound like career-building advice. However, often we get stuck in what we should learn, and we end up smothering our creativity. Pull out a piece of paper and write…

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Making Your Manufacturing Culture About Safety

December 25, 2019

To maximize productivity and build a successful manufacturing business, you need to keep your employees safe. What’s the best way to accomplish this goal? Use these five strategies to make safety an essential part of your manufacturing culture.  Hold Everyone Responsible  If someone sees a problem, ignoring it shouldn’t be an option. Employees, supervisors and even the CEO should understand reporting dangerous situations is not only expected but also required. To get your…

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Taking Control of Your Work/Life Balance

December 18, 2019

Your career is important, but your family, friends, and interests are important too. So, how can you keep your job from overshadowing everything else? Use these tips to take control of your work/life balance.  Admit Perfect Balance Doesn’t Exist  Although most like the idea of a perfect work/life split, reality can be much different. One week, you may find yourself logging countless hours of overtime to hit a deadline. And another week, you may take…

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Top 10 OSHA Violations in Manufacturing and How to Prevent Them

December 11, 2019

Manufacturing can be a dangerous industry. Following safety regulations is the best way to protect both your employees and your company. Check out the top 10 OHSA violations and learn how to prevent them.  1. Machine Guarding  Guards protect people from machine’s moving parts as well as from flying chips and sparks. Employers need to make sure machine guarding is in place and used properly.  Preventative Measures: Equipment should be inspected regularly and before each…

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Extreme Cold Weather Safety Tips

December 4, 2019

Winter weather has arrived along with snow, ice, blustery winds, and frigid temperatures. If you work outdoors throughout the winter months, you need to keep yourself and your coworkers safe. Prepare for the elements with these extreme cold weather safety tips.   Dress Appropriately  The right clothing is one of the best ways to protect yourself against freezing temperatures. Use loose-fitting layers to keep your body warm.…

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What Is Sustainable Manufacturing and How Will It Impact the Future?

November 29, 2019

You may have heard the phrase sustainable manufacturing. What is sustainable manufacturing, and how will it impact the future? Here’s a brief overview. What Is Sustainable Manufacturing? According to the United States, Environmental Protection Agency, “Sustainable manufacturing is the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and…

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Why You Should Work With a Recruiter in Your Manufacturing Job Search

November 25, 2019

So, you’re looking for a manufacturing position. Did you know, you don’t have to job hunt alone? Here are five top reasons why you should work with a recruiter in your manufacturing job search. Discover More Opportunities When you are job searching on your own, your options are somewhat limited. You can check the job…

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How to Improve Your Manufacturing Hiring Process

November 22, 2019

You want to add the best people to your manufacturing team. But how can you make sure this happens? Use these strategies to improve your manufacturing hiring process. Expand Your Recruiting Efforts With the unemployment rate at a 50-year low, businesses across the United States are struggling to find qualified workers. Because of this, advertising…

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How Does Gen-Z Differ from Millennials?

November 15, 2019

Over the past few years, we’ve heard about millennials in the workplace. But now, about 61 million Gen-Zers are about to enter the US workforce. How does Gen-Z differ from millennials? And, what does this mean for companies? How Does Gen-Z Differ from Millennials? Here’s a brief overview of the two groups. Gen-Z Born between…

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