August 2005 Issue
All companies need to be prepared for the eventuality of an OSHA inspection. What can you do to prepare and what are they looking for?
Are chronic backlogs of deferred maintenance reaching dollar values too high for companies to afford? Is the shortage of skilled workers driving costs beyond repair?
Persuasion, propaganda, coercion and brainwashing are tools that can make a difference.
Many manufacturers have yet to comprehend that managing lubrication effectively and proactively can improve production reliability. U.S. companies lose an estimated $4 billion annually by not adhering to a proactive lubrication maintenance approach and responding to ensuing lubrication-related failures.
Research says that within the next three to five years, most companies will lose more than 50% of their skilled workforce.
Instead of treating maintenance as a frill and extra, its far better to take a positive attitude toward maintenance outsourcing and learn how a proper program can improve reliability, increase the bottom line and keep people working.
With thermography technology becoming increasingly affordable, plants on a tight budget can consider a do-it-yourself approach.
All eleven sections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, also known as SOX, are now in effect. Thus, affected companies are obliged to submit an annual assessment of the effectiveness of their internal financial controls to the SEC.
Its called wabi-sabi, and its the appreciation of long service as reflected in evidence of wear and tear.
In this month's In the Trenches, Acme's exploration of diversity by fiat backfires.
Sabanes-Oxley puts on pressure for complete and accurate records.
You don't need a highly trained expert toting expensive equipment to perform thermographic analysis anymore.
In many applications, electric motor-driven vacuum pumps can achieve the same performance as vacuum generators while using one-fourth to one-tenth the energy.