The harsh freeze-thaw cycles of winter are over and the spring rains are winding down, which can only mean one thing: it’s roofing inspection season! Similar to those flat-tire causing potholes on the road, severe weather changes can also wreak havoc on any roofing system. But, getting a leak fixed or a new roof installed is not enough. Companies need to protect themselves by making sure the appropriate safety protocols are followed throughout a roofing project, from inspection to installation.
On average, there are more heat related fatalities per year in the United States than any other weather event. There are even more heat-related illnesses. According to the National Weather Service, heat accounts for 130 victims per year, the only weather event to reach a triple digit 30-year average.
Employers should be aware of the dangers excessive heat has on employees. Hazards of heat exposure are most commonly associated with summer months, however, certain jobs can have extreme heat all year round, like foundry and boiler room work. Physical exertion coupled with heat and humidity can cause more than just discomfort. These variables can lead to a number of heat-related illnesses, some of which can be very dangerous. Make sure you know the signs of heat stress and how to prevent it.
When conditioned air (hot or cold) leaks from a building, the energy it took to condition that air is wasted, creating an energy loss. Leaks are only one of the sources for wasted energy; motors, pumps, and electrical boxes will generate heat and lose energy efficiency as they begin to fail. Thermal imagers can be used by creating pictures of measured infrared energy or heat and assigning colors based on the differences of temperature.
Unrealistic expectations and disappointment often go hand in hand. When evaluating logistics companies and assessing their service proposals, asking questions helps ensure that your expectations are in line with 3PL providers and their capabilities. Asking potential 3PL providers these eight questions can potentially help you avoid costly surprises down the road, such as being locked into long-term contracts with 3PL companies providing poor customer service.
Millennial women are taking the workforce by storm. According to Inc.com almost 60% of all college students are women, demonstrating a growing gender gap in higher education - the so-called "ticket" to a high-paying job. A recent U.S. Census Bureau analysis shows that as more young women obtained college degrees, delayed having children, and joined the workforce, they edged out millennial men for better-paying jobs.
OMNIA Partners has been in our new office for less than a year, making us all too familiar with some of the challenges that relocating your corporate office can bring. During the initial relocation planning it can be tough to focus on the positive outcomes that arise. For instance, at OMNIA Partners we outgrew our old space due to our ever-expanding team, which is cause for celebration! We were also given the opportunity through relocation to redesign our workspaces to be more functional and cohesive for collaboration, two big advantages.
When it comes to purchasing MRO for your facility, inadequate or inaccurate data can create spend chaos plagued by stock-outs and over-purchasing. Managing MRO inventory is critical to identify waste and recognize cost reductions as 70% of MRO spend is committed to MRO inventory.