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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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5 Ways to Make the Most of Meetings

5 Ways to make the most of meetings. While hours in the conference room are unavoidable, they don’t have to be a waste of your time. In fact, by employing...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Work Clothes and Safety

"Clothes To Die For". How many times have we heard that phrase before? But it takes on a bit of a different meaning when we apply the heading of safety to it. How many times has it occurred to you...

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Protecting Your Eyes

There really isn't much to be said about protecting your eyes other than you would be foolish not to do so at all times while on the job. Eye protection devices have been used in the construction industries since 1910. While...

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Driving Safely in Traffic

When you are driving in traffic, what are some things you must do to avoid accidents? Avoiding accidents in traffic is a little different than avoiding accidents on the open road. Long-distance drivers know that fatigue is responsible for numerous...

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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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Handling Electrical Power

A mistake around electricity could easily be your last. Even experienced electricians and electrical power installers must be on guard all the timeNon-electricians are at greatest risk of electrocution. A mistake around electricity could easily be your last. Even experienced...

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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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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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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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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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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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