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Transformational Leadership

Transformational Leadership

There are many different strategies that leaders can follow to help to get their company or organization moving in the right direction. While just about all leadership strategies can be effective, there are some that can get better results than others. The theory of transformational leadership is becoming quite popular because it not only helps companies

ANSI/ASA S12.6-2016

ANSI/ASA S12.6-2016

ANSI/ASA S12.6-2016 is a set of information and standards that are put out to specify how to measure the noise-reducing capacity that a given hearing protection device can accomplish. Hearing protection is required in many different situations, especially in the workplace. Making sure that your employees have hearing protection that is sufficient for the level of noise that

5Cs

5Cs

When looking at manufacturing strategies there are few that are as popular as 5S. 5S helps people in the workplace improve physical safety in a variety of ways, and it is very effective. 5S does not, however, help with the psychological safety of the employees working in an area. To help accomplish this goal, the concept of 5C

Levey Jennings Chart

Levey Jennings Chart

No matter what industry you work in, gathering and analyzing data is very important. Being able to get as many insights out of the data that is collected as possible will help any company to be able to better plan for the future, improve workflow, and enjoy many other benefits. One popular option for analyzing data

NIST

NIST

NIST stands for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It was originally founded in 1901 as the National Bureau of Standards, but was rebranded in 1988. It is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This institute is a non-regulatory agency of the US Department of Commerce. Its goal is to help promote industrial competitiveness and innovation within

PEL

PEL

The PEL, or Permissible Exposure Limit, is a standard in the United States that governs how much of a particular substance or physical agent that an employee can be safely exposed to. This is often called the OSHA PEL since these standards are set forth by OSHA. Any exposure beyond the PEL is considered to be harmful to

TSCA

TSCA

The Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, was first put into effect in 1976 and has been updated and modified many times over the years. This act gives the EPA authority over requiring reporting, testing requirements, record-keeping requirements, and a variety of restrictions over chemical substances. In most cases, this does not include food, drugs, pesticides,

IDLH

IDLH

IDLH stands for Immediately Dangerous to Life or health. This term is defined by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH. It is used to describe exposures to airborne contaminants that are extremely dangerous and will likely cause serious health problems or death if someone is exposed to them. This is most commonly

LEL

LEL

LEL stands for Lower Explosive Limit. It is a term that identifies the lowest concentration levels of a gas or a vapor that is able to burn in the air. Different gasses and vapors will have different LEL’s, so it is important to know what it is for anything that is used in a facility.

Asset Life Cycle

Asset Life Cycle

Nothing lasts forever and planning out when an asset is expected to need to be replaced can make it much easier for a company to budget their purchases. It can also help to better predict downtime and avoid it where possible. To help accomplish this, the concept of an asset life cycle has been developed.

Autonomous Maintenance

Autonomous Maintenance

Autonomous maintenance always part of a good TPM program. It is a concept used in many manufacturing facilities that places the responsibility of certain types of maintenance on the operator of a machine. This is instead of having a dedicated maintenance team handling these responsibilities for all of the different machines in a facility. With traditional

Solar Photovoltaic

Solar Photovoltaic

Solar photovoltaic technology is what is used in solar panels. Photovoltaic is often abbreviated as PV for simplicity. PV cells, which are also often called solar cells, use a nonmechanical method to convert sunlight (or certain other types of light) into electricity. That electricity can then either be fed directly into a grid system for

EOT

EOT

EOT stands for Electric Overhead Traveling, which is used to reference this specific type of crane. EOT cranes are also known as bridge cranes. They are designed to be able to lift and move heavy objects in specific areas. An EOT is typically going to have parallel runways that travel along some type of bridge hanging over

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