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Contingency Plan

Contingency Plan

Companies are always planning for how they will improve and evolve to remain competitive and get more business. Of course, there are times when these types of plans are not successful. This is where contingency planning can be very helpful. A contingency plan is put in place when an outcome of something is different than one

Change Management

Change Management

One concept that virtually all companies have in common is that of constant change. This could be changing trends in what customers want, changing technologies in how things are done, changing employees, and much more. The ability to manage change without causing significant problems is essential for any company that wishes to succeed in the

Burndown Chart

Burndown Chart

A burndown chart allows you to make a visual representation of the work that is needed for a particular project as well as the amount of time that it will take. By putting the specific tasks that need to be done on one side of the chart and the timeframe on the other, you can create

PERT Chart

PERT Chart

A Program Evaluation and Review Technique Chart, or PERT Chart, is a tool commonly used in project management that can help give those involved an effective way to represent the required tasks for a given project. This chart can show how the project is progressing, what needs to happen to move forward, and much more. PERT Charts were

OSHA 1926.102 Eye & Face Protection

OSHA 1926.102 Eye & Face Protection

When it comes to workplace safety, few things are more important than making sure the eyes and face of those in the area are protected. OSHA has a set of regulations that are made specifically for this type of workplace safety. Any facility that has safety hazards must be familiar with OSHA 1926.102, which is where

OSHA 1910.178 Powered Industrial Trucks

OSHA 1910.178 Powered Industrial Trucks

Manufacturing and warehousing companies almost always need to use large trucks to complete tasks. They are used for moving equipment, transporting water and other solutions, and much more. There are many types of trucks that can be used including fork trucks, tractors, lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, etc. These powered industrial trucks are found in many

Katalab

Katalab

Kata is a Japanese word that means ‘form’ or routine. It comes from the idea of a detailed pattern of martial arts movements that are memorized and practiced repeatedly to try to perfect them. The concept of a KataLab was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic for a food bank. The team working on a project

Westgard Rules

Westgard Rules

The Westgard Rules were originally developed by James Westgard. He published the rules in his book and discussed them extensively during his seminars on quality control. The rules are all related to statistical patterns and how likely they are to occur with just random variability. If the results of an analysis are outside of the

VUCA

VUCA

VUCA is an acronym that has been used in many environments since the late 1980’s. It stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. While this acronym has been used for many different things, it is commonly used today in workplace environments. It is used when discussing various risks or events that are difficult or impossible

PSI

PSI

PSI stands for pounds per square inch. It is a unit of pressure that is commonly used to determine how much pressure is on some type of container. This will often apply to things like air pressure in tires, gas pressure in a pipe, and much more. All containers will have a maximum amount of pressure

STEL

STEL

STEL stands for short-term exposure limit. This is a term used to describe the amount of exposure to a specific substance that is acceptable over a short period of time. Unless otherwise stated, the STEL of something can be assumed to be over a period of 15 minutes at a time. In most cases, the

ADA Signs

ADA Signs

Displaying signs is a great way to convey information to people in the area. Since signs can display information in a variety of ways, they are very efficient. Most signs use words or pictures to give people the information that they need. While this is a good start, you will also want to take further

CTQ

CTQ

CTQ stands for critical-to-quality. This is a concept that is commonly used in manufacturing, product development, and other related fields. The idea is that anything that must be part of a product to satisfy the customer’s needs is critical to the quality of that product. Anything that the customer does not see as necessary should

RFI

RFI

An RFI, or Request for Information, is a popular way to get information from suppliers or vendors. Businesses will send an RFI to their suppliers to determine whether they will be able to meet their needs, or to get answers to some other types of questions. In most cases, the RFIs that are sent out will follow

Hazard Radio

Hazard Radio

A hazard ratio is a way to evaluate the potential hazard of something compared to something else. One of the most common places where this is used is in the creation and testing of drugs. The pharmaceutical company may run a test to determine what type of impact a new drug has. This can be done

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