Facility Safety Includes Hearing Conservation

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One of the most common work related problems people who work in factories or other facilities face is the loss of hearing. The loud noises that occur can cause significant hearing loss or other hearing problems that often last a lifetime. Most safety managers would never consider allowing their facility to damage the legs, arms or head of their employees on a regular basis, but when it comes to hearing, many people don’t give it …

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Are Employees Afraid to Report Job Injuries?

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The countries most popular legal information site, FindLaw.com, has conducted a survey about reporting on the job injuries. It found that nearly 10% of Americans have been injured on the job, but did not report it, for fear of retaliation. The retaliation, such as fear of being fired or other negative impacts on their career, was the most significant reason people gave for failing to report on the job injuries, according to the survey. This …

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There is Always Two Groups of LEAN Stakeholders – Leaders and Employees Affected by the Change

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The Lean Six Sigma strategies require that many things in a company are changed. These changes are designed to help make improvements, but unfortunately, they don’t always occur overnight. Many people on leadership teams focus on the long term benefits of a given change, without really considering how it will impact employees immediately, or what type of push-back there may be. Managers often mistakenly think that they can just force these changes through, since they …

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