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Value Creation Topics

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3 Ways To Create Value That Lasts

Innovators work hard to understand exactly what value means to their customers so they can generate it. So how exactly do you generate value?Generating value is one of the most...

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Taking control, calmly.

Why learn how to control negative interactions?We all like to think of ourselves as being safe and secure while at work, protected from all forms of violence and aggression. However,...

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20 Tips Before Traveling Internationally

If this is your first time traveling abroad, or maybe you just need a refresher here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip.Security &...

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WHY WEAR PPE?

You work safe . You’re careful. You don’t make mistakes. Do you really need your PPE? The answer is “YES” for 3 good reasons: No matter how careful you are, the...

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Top Ten Fuel Saving Tips

Avoid High Speeds - As your speed increases, your aerodynamic drag increases in an exponential fashion. Driving 62 mph (100 km/h) vs 75 mph (120 km/h) will reduce fuel consumption...

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Extending the Battery Life of Your Gadgets

Keeping your cell phone fully charged seems like the best thing to do, but it can actually end up costing you extra. Here's how you can save and get more...

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Top 10 keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Top 10 keyboard shortcutsUsing keyboard shortcuts can greatly increase your productivity, reduce repetitive strain, and help keep you focused. For example, highlighting text with the keyboard and pressing Ctrl +...

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10 ways to conserve water in your home

Canadians have the second-highest water consumption rates in the world, but it’s quickly becoming apparent that water isn’t an unlimited resource. Do your part and cut down your water...

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25 Energy Saving Ideas For The Winter

Put on a sweater and lower your thermostat by 2 degrees Celsius and you could save as much as 4 percent on your heating bill. If you throw down a rug,...

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10 Things to Stop Saying At Work

verything you say in the workplace counts. Whether it’s sharing an idea during a meeting or helping a coworker with a project, what you say can make a lasting impression.The...

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HSE Topics

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Winter Driving Tips

What makes the difference between an ordinary driver and a good one? An ordinary driver reacts to the road situations. A good driver anticipates crises and avoids them.How should you prepare a vehicle for driving under winter conditions?Driving in winter...

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Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher

Do you know how to extinguish a fire? According to OSHA regulations, no one at a workplace is supposed to use a fire extinguisher unless they have been trained to do so. Though this may seem awfully restrictive, there are...

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Extension Ladders

Prevent Falls from Extension Ladders Use the extension ladder in the manner for which it is intended Set your ladder at the correct 4:1 angle. For every 4 rungs, set the ladder back 1 foot. As a check, with your feet...

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Driving Safely in Winter Weather

The leading cause of death during winter storms is transportation accidents. Many accidents could be avoided if drivers took time to learn and practice these tips for driving safety during snowy and icy conditions. It is important to keep your...

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Electrical Cord Safety

Inspect all extension cords prior to use for damage and missing ground prongs Protect extension cords from damage Never use a metal outlet box as an extension cord Never use Romex or non-metalic cable as extension cords Avoid using Nails or staples to hold...

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Protect Your Hands

Let's take a minute here to talk about your hands. How would your life be affected if you lost a finger? Not Much? A lot? How about if you lost your thumb? No problem you say? Try using any tool...

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Safety Tips for Winter Walking

When the winter air is crisp and the ground is covered with snow, there’s nothing like taking a walk to enjoy the beauty of the season — and walking is one of the best ways to keep fit. On...

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Do you have a Fire Escape Plan

The most common and fastest spreading fires are caused from cooking and heating equipment. Every second counts when escaping a fire. It’s important to be prepared by planning and practicing an escape plan.Take these simple steps towards fire safety. Test...

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Understanding Safety Signs

Signs are used to prevent accidents. They are common in the work area, along the roadside, and in public buildings and they are required by OSHA regulations. OSHA has some specific requirements for signs. The requirements are in place to...

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Using Portable Electric-Power Tools Safety

Failing to properly use and maintain electric-powered tools causes thousands of cuts, punctures, pinches, amputations, and electrocutions each year. Tools can seriously injure or kill the user if not properly maintained or used. Everyone who uses tools must learn to...

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The "F" Word

that's right... Fabrication

Fabrication is a process that involves the construction of equipment / machines and structures from various raw materials. This normally involves welding, cutting, forming and machining to produce the final product.

Fabrication jobs usually start with General Arrangement (GA) drawings, which will assist in creation of the shop / fabrication drawings.
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Non Destructive Testing

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Hardness Testing - HT

The Brinell scale characterizes the indentation hardness of materials through the scale of penetration of an indenter, loaded on a material test-piece. The typical test uses a 10 mm diameter steel ball as an indenter with a 3,000 kgf (29 kN) force. For softer materials, a small...

Ultrasonic Testing - UT

In ultrasonic testing (UT), very short ultrasonic pulse-waves with center frequencies ranging from 0.1-15 MHz and occasionally up to 50 MHz are launched into materials to detect internal flaws or to characterize materials. The technique is also commonly used to determine the th...

Magnetic Particle - MP

The test object is magnatized. Magnetic powder is applied to the surface. The magnetic powder will accumulate in areas where the magnetic field emerges as a result of a surface or subsurface flaw.

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