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Tight Squeeze: Essential Gear for Cramped Quarters

Headaches, hang-ups and chronic pain. Whether you’re stuffed in a cargo bin or crammed in a crawl space, tight quarters mean a smaller margin of error for workers. One tiny move can have big repercussions, either immediate or down the road. So making the proper PPE considerations and taking the right preventative measures can go...

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Stuttgart 21 – a mega project in the heart of Swabia

17 May 2019 / 9:00 Swabia is a cultural, historic and linguistic region in southwestern Germany. As understood in the modern ethnography roughly coincides with the Swabian Circle of the Holy Roman Empire as it stood during the Early Modern period, now divided between the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Stuttgart is the capital of...

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Don’t Be Afraid to Try New Things

As Kathleen Murphy, CIH, steps into her new role as president of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) this month, she will lean on a career that encompasses more than 25 years of experience within business, consulting and government. Currently serving as director, global regulatory affairs for paint and coatings manufacturer Sherwin Williams Co., she...

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Blue-Collar AI Can Solve Skills Gap

The fear never subsides. Daily, manufacturing managers walk through their plant, see valued workers with years of experience and dread the day when those workers will walk out the door. Not only are these valued team members leaving with their experience, often there are no workers with the skills necessary to step into these large shoes. It’s...

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Dust in the Wind: A Scenario for Disaster

Although most employers make an effort to comply with regulatory agencies, few have any idea as to how much their company is losing from worker illness, work accidents and damaged plant machinery. They know the cost of their insurance, but that’s only the tip of an iceberg. Together these overheads slowly erode a company’s competitive...

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Findings of the 13th State of Agile Report

15 May 2019 / 9:00 All sectors of our society experience an increasing pressure to change. As modern information, communication and collaboration tools are gaining ground, the pace of work has accelerated tremendously and the shift from traditional ways of performing work to agile approaches is a challenge for all organisations. Not only the software...

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How to Run a Modern Footcare Program

Technology has increasingly become embedded into our daily lives. You’re probably reading this article on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Whether we’re at home, in our cars, or in the workplace we’re constantly engaging with different forms of technology. Now more than ever, it’s important that we utilize and maximize the advances of technology to...

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The Not-So-Quiet Dangers of Hearing Loss

Some of the most prevalent workplace hazards aren’t seen—they’re heard. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to damaging noise levels at work, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), workplace-related hearing loss is the most commonly reported injury. It’s not...

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Sincerely Stefanie: Electric Scooter Rentals Need Regulation

Call me close minded or “not a fun time at parties.” I’ve heard many variations of these phrases when debating electric scooter rentals with individuals.  I always listen to his/her side of the story. However, you won’t get me to change my mind on this opinion; rental scooter companies need some type of regulation or...

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Gauging the Impact of Association Health Plan Court Ban

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is appealing a federal district court judge’s decision striking down the regulations that had substantially widened access to association health plans (AHPs) for small and large employers. The Labor Department also issued a policy statement providing interim relief for those employers who already had obtained health coverage from AHPs...

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