One of the basic costs of doing business is insuring your workers against injury on the job. Escalating medical bills and other factors have caused Workers' Compensation insurance to increase dramatically. Explore options for reducing the cost of coverage with your insurance agents.
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It's no secret that manufacturing can involve one of the loudest on-the-job environments. Over time, many workers suffer from hearing loss -- and once the damage is done, they are at risk for other work-related injuries.
For many manufactuarers and distributors, employee overtime has become a complicated issue for two reasons:
Fatalities and injuries from machines are a high risk in many jobs. They may occur during service and maintenance tasks when workers face exposure to uncontrolled releases of energy after initiating a machine.
If you company is involved in a product recall, there are certain federal regulations that must be followed. But in addition to complying with the law, a well-handled recall can help ensure customers trust your company and its products in the future.
If money were no object, you could keep your plant and warehouse so cool that productivity sizzles during hot weather -- rather than employees. But there may be a cheaper option for your company than simply using air conditioning: roof mist cooling.
The receiving dock is an often-neglected cash leak for manufacturers. Shipment delays, poor labeling and confusing packaging can severely slow production and cut your profitability.
Take a hint from retailers: Set up a standardized vendor compliance program.