PPE vending machine keep employees safe at work

PPE vending machines keep employees safe at work

According to Fortune Insights, the market for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) vending machines is projected to reach $3.68 billion by 20271 – and the challenge of COVID-19 is only one reason. Even prior to the pandemic, OHSA (the Occupational Health and Safety Administration) was reporting the entry of serious new injuries into its “Top 10 […]

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industrial manufacturing hygiene

The hands-down winner for improved manufacturing productivity

Any number of factors can negatively impact your productivity: poor training, equipment maintenance issues, or low employee morale are just a few. Still, little can put as big a drag on a factory worker’s productivity as getting sick with a cold or the flu. Employers in the United States sacrifice $25 billion annually due to […]

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industrial manufacturing workforce future trends

The industrial workforce of the future starts here

The manufacturing world has been buzzing for a few years now about the tech-driven, digitally-empowered, sky-is-the-limit transformation called The Fourth Industrial Revolution. There’s only one catch – there aren’t enough revolutionaries to go around. The manufacturing shop floor may be all Internet of Things, but the manufacturing workforce is still just trying to figure out […]

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AR VR industrial plant maintenance

Trends in Plant Maintenance and Manufacturing: The Rise of AR & VR

In an industrial world where the reality of plant maintenance is, for many, still defined by 19th century resources like shop rags (versus plentifully available high-tech industrial wipers), it may seem strange to discuss seemingly futuristic innovations such as Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR & VR). But new research from global management consultancy PwC points […]

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industrial hygiene

What Harvard knows about hygiene that every manufacturer should, too

Managers may not always think of the words “manufacturing” and “hygiene” in the same sentence – but management experts at leading institutions like Harvard and The George Washington University certainly do. In fact, they and other leading thinkers and practitioners are helping shape the discipline known as industrial hygiene. This is a field that extends […]

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Food safety

Four steps to better food safety (and better food processing profits)

Food recalls are up dramatically, with a four-fold increase in just the last few years. This situation not only threatens public health, it also undermines the financial health of affected corporations. The average food recall in the U.S. costs food processors $10 million in direct costs, while long-term financial impacts can be even greater, due […]

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