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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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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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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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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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How To Handle Stress In The Moment

You hear a lot of advice about how to reduce stress at work. But most of it is about what to do over the long term — take up yoga,...

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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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Want To Be More Engaged At Work?

Do you walk through your office doors each morning with a bounce in your step and a sense of anticipation about the day ahead? Or do you drag your feet...

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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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Growing Importance of Work-Life Balance

People who aren't able to create a work-life balance can suffer from stress, burnout, and physical ailments like heart disease.The advancements in the way people access information, communicate with one...

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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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Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

Did you know that slips, trips, and falls are second only to automobile accidents in causing personal injury? On stairways alone, falls result in almost two million disabling injuries yearly. There are thousands more minor injuries caused by slips, trips,...

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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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Working in Hot Weather

Certain safety problems are common in a hot environment. Heat on the job can cause dizziness, discomfort and the fogging of safety glasses, all of which can lead to accidents.Prevent injuries from working in hot weather by: Get enough sleep Wear...

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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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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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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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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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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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Your Hearing - Keep it for a Lifetime

Most of us go through life taking our senses for granted. Like touching, tasting, smelling, and seeing; hearing is something we do automatically, without giving it much thought. But when something goes wrong with any of our senses, including our...

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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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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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