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Engineering Change Order

Engineering Change Order

An engineering change order, which is often abbreviated as an ECO, is a tool that is used to help plan and implement changes to various types of end products or components that are being made. ECOs are also commonly called engineering change notices (ECNs), engineering changes (EC), and engineering release notices (ERN). All these names will

OSHA 1910.132 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

OSHA 1910.132 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

OSHA 1910.132 covers a variety of different topics related to personal protective equipment (PPE). This is written, managed, and enforced by OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. While OSHA is specifically a US agency, their rules and regulations are often used by agencies and organizations around the world. In addition, they will often apply when

OEL

OEL

OEL stands for Occupational Exposure Limit. This is a term used to describe the maximum concentration of any specific hazardous substance that is allowed in the workplace. This references the concentration that is in the air. These limits can apply to any workplace but are most used in environments where hazardous gasses, chemicals, fumes, and

JHA

JHA

A job hazard analysis, or JHA, is a practice that is used to look at a specific job and determine what, if any, hazards are associated with it. This type of action takes each job and breaks down the actions performed into a step-by-step list. From there, the person performing the JHA can look closely at

APWA

APWA

APWA stands for American Public Works Association. It is a nonprofit professional association that is made up of multiple different private companies, individuals, and public works agencies. The goal of this group is to promote professional excellence as well as public awareness of various public works and infrastructure issues. They do this largely through advocacy,

Workflow Process

Workflow Process

A workflow process is a set of activities that are done with the goal of completing a specific task or business outcome. These tasks or activities are generally done sequentially or else in parallel to each other to get the desired results. Coming up with an effective workflow process is important for most industries, and

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,

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