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The McCue Blog

What are on-the-job Injuries Really Costing You?

Posted by Valery Miranda on Oct 24, 2017 11:06:00 AM

As a health and safety professional, you know better than anyone how important it is to avoid incidents that can jeopardize an employee's physical wellness. Between the hard costs and the hidden soft costs of on-the-job injuries, your organization could end up deeply in the hole. Let's review some of the costs and the ways you can help employees avoid injuries in the first place.

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Bridging the Warehouse Communication Disconnect

Posted by Kate Newman on Oct 20, 2017 12:57:00 PM

Whatever its cause, a disconnect between frontline workers and office workers is a notorious challenge for warehouse and distribution center managers. But the challenge doesn't have to overwhelm you. Instead, you should see it as fuel for creating a more connected, transparent and open workplace that fosters cross-departmental communication.

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Topics: Warehouse Tips

6 Tips to Begin Eliminating OSHA Fines

Posted by Scott Tierny on Oct 17, 2017 11:15:00 AM

It's no secret that OSHA visits always get everyone whispering about what could go or has gone wrong. Fines are a real threat to a business that cares about both reputation and bottom line. But if the day-to-day operations of your facility are in order, and you know your standards, visits don't need to be the stress factor they so often are. How can you begin eliminating OSHA fines before your next visit?

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Topics: Safety, Warehouse Tips, OSHA

The Next Generation of Damage Prevention: Moving From A Steel Fabricator to A Long Term Solution

Posted by Evan Oswald on Oct 11, 2017 1:02:00 PM

When it comes to protecting your manufacturing facility and equipment from accidental damage and daily wear-and-tear, it's smarter to avoid myopic solutions. Though local steel barrier fabricators can provide an effective short-term damage and safety fix for your equipment, using steel for all of your preventative maintenance needs is no longer the most cost-effective or sustainable strategy.

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Topics: Facility Maintenance, protective guarding

Use Warehouse Space Planning to Limit Downtime During Renovations

Posted by Scott Tierny on Oct 3, 2017 2:02:00 PM

Renovations are almost always coupled with downtime. It's hard to avoid. But true efficiency means you can make improvements without dragging down the business. You can build downtime avoidance into your plan, if you focus on warehouse space planning. Here's how to start limiting downtime right from the pre-planning phase.

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Topics: Warehouse Tips, Facility Design

Crafting Your Facility Risk Assessment Presentation to Get Results

Posted by Valery Miranda on Sep 28, 2017 10:41:00 AM

When you conduct a risk assessment, you don't want the result to simply be that you've checked the box and done your duty. Instead, you want to engage employees, so that they are able to take charge and work both individually and as teams to promote risk avoidance in the facility.

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Topics: risk assessment

Keeping Production Volume Up

Posted by Bill Sullivan on Sep 19, 2017 12:57:36 PM

You know what it's like. You catch the inkling that things aren't moving as quickly as they should be. Your numbers aren't quite adding up. Unless you know there is a specific cause of a dip in production volume — such as a planned staff shortage, an identified supply chain issue or a machine failure — the numbers will likely concern you and force you to take a step back to ask:

Is Your Production Volume Plunging?

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Topics: Warehouse Tips, production volume

4 Ways Modular Protective Products Add Functionality to Your Facility

Posted by Evan Oswald on Sep 15, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Making the switch to modular protective products can improve your efficiency, protect the safety of your staff and revolutionize your maintenance efforts. Here's how:

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Topics: Material Handling, Facility Maintenance, modular

3 Ways to Improve the Efficiency of Your Manufacturing Facility

Posted by Bill Sullivan on Sep 12, 2017 2:00:00 PM

When you're engineering the mechanical infrastructure of your manufacturing facility, there are a few ways to ensure you build a functional and efficient model. Here's how:

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What is Protective Guarding?

Posted by Evan Oswald on Sep 6, 2017 2:00:00 PM

You may have heard of protective guarding, but what is it? And what can it do for your facility? Here's everything you need to know to be an instant expert.

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Topics: protective guarding