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Webinar: Machine Guarding Technology

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -4, New York)Duration: 1 HourEvent Type: Live WebinarCost: Free Register Today!  Description Many technologies evolve and advance over time, and machine safety technology is no different. Adding intelligence to individual components can improve your safety levels, increase tamper resistance, and have more diagnostic capabilities – All...

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Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) for the Lean Enterprise

22 March 2019 / 9:00 A few weeks ago I participated in a training “Leading SAFe” because some of our customers already use agile project management for  their development activities. Now they need to scale up and prepare their organisation for large-scale system developments. SAFe is mainly talking the language of software development, nevertheless, as...

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One in Seven Employees Don’t Feel Safe at Work

With workplace violence on the rise, one out of seven employees don’t feel safe at work, and neither they nor human resources personnel know how to respond if an incident occurs, according to recent research conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management. Nearly half of HR professionals say their organization had at some point...

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Ammunition Manufacturer Under Fire After Two Fatalities

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, started as a typical day for employees at AMTEC Less Lethal Systems Inc., but that quickly changed. A morning explosion at the company’s Perry, Fla., ammunition facility fatally injured two workers: 42-year-old Christina Patterson and 56-year-old Thomas Fowler, Jr. “It’s a good team, great employees and it’s a sad day for our...

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What we can learn from ancient cultures about sustainable project organizing

20 March 2019 / 9:00 Last week I was fortunate to visit Anchor Wat, the remainders of the old Khmer Empire. About thousand years ago, it stretched from the tip of the Indochinese Peninsula northward to modern Yunnan province, China, and from Vietnam westward to Myanmar. The region of Anchor Wat and Anchor Thom was...

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Fewer Than 20% of Employers are Prepared for Opioid Abuse

Even though 75% of companies have experienced the effects of the opioid epidemic, only 17% say they are “extremely well prepared” to handle it, according to a new survey from the National Safety Council (NSC). The results of the survey were released in recognition of Poison Prevention Week. “The opioid crisis is truly encompassing nearly every...

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Four Ways to Crowdsource Innovation

Having an organization adopt open innovation is a challenge in itself, but having the manufacturing area do it is even harder. The challenge of connecting with external people becomes even bigger when internal people do not have the time to take care of it. However, an open approach can be of great help for manufacturing...

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Nemak USA Inc. Workers Diagnosed with Lung Disease

Three workers at Sheboygan, Wisc.-based Nemak USA were diagnosed with occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a debilitating lung disease. After a medical referral, OSHA inspected the automotive aluminum castings manufacturing facility in August 2018 and found the company failed to protect its employees. “Employers using these materials in their production must ensure that good hygiene practices are followed,...

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The interrelations between product and project management

18 March 2019 / 9:00 This series continues with the interrelations between product and project management. Products are created through projects. It may start with a sketch or design of the product, continue with a prototype of the product to the delivery of a ready to go product. Whilst products of a project could be...

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Why Reporting All Incidents Matters

The concept of incident reporting has been around for quite some time now. Though it was designed to improve safety in the workplace, there are still a number of reasons employees refuse to comply avoid this. Management and frontline workers need to understand why reporting an incident makes a big difference in the safety, efficiency and overall...

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