IMPO (Industrial Maintenance and Plant Operation)

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For many employers, bringing on new employees is something they haven’t had to do for years. The majority of their workforce was Baby Boomers who came and stayed. But today, those Boomers are leaving and employers are facing the impact of all that institutional knowledge going out the door with them. Many are worried about how they will bring on...

If there is one thing IMPO readers are familiar with, it is the manufacturing skills gap and the need to find innovative ways to fill the two million jobs that Deloitte estimates will go unfilled over the next decade. There are several factors believed to be at play in the skills gap, including the retirement of highly-skilled workers who take...

Because I facilitate team sessions for a living, I’ve seen lots of team interactions. All kinds of drama, some shouting and tears, but also lots of laughter, joy, and bold action. Much about teamwork has been researched, dissected, and discussed. Yet lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about an unexplored topic: how to get team members to...

Oxnard, CA — DEKRA Organizational Safety & Reliability has launched a new practice area and solution set, the Brain-Centric Reliability system, to help organizations understand the brain’s role in safety. The Brain-Centric Reliability system uses Applied Neuroscience combined with High-Performance Reliability Organization (HighPRO) Principles to...

It is the moment you never want to see, hear, or learn about on the production floor: a bang or a crash, a shout, and the terrible realization that one of your employees has been injured on the job. In that dreadful moment, you know that many things have been lost — a person’s well-being, and possibly their life, the morale of the people in that...

We depend on construction workers to build our roads, bridges, schools, and homes, yet this is the deadliest line of work in the country right now. The Occupational Health And Safety Administration (OSHA) reports that there were approximately 4,836 workplace deaths in 2015, and about one in five of those deaths occurred on a construction site. Even...

A new infographic from Graphic Products provides information to help prevent future worker injuries and fatalities due to falls from ladders. Discover the latest statistics related to ladders and falls, get a break down of the most common types of ladders, and a simple overview of OSHA's mandatory safety requirements for common types of ladders....

ATLANTA — German business leaders are expressing concerns that President Donald Trump's 25 percent tariff on imported steel could affect the auto industry in the South. WABE Radio reports Mercedes-Benz USA this month opened its new North American headquarters in Sandy Springs, Georgia, for 1,000 employees. The luxury car manufacturer is owned by...

Today's manufacturers are more productive than ever. Our clients are demanding higher quality products at tighter production times, and to meet those demands, the modern plant floor is filled with advanced machinery. Thanks to our high-tech assets, we have fewer inaccuracies, safer plant floors and less manual labor. But, when you combine complex...